middle east hotels

New GM for The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Jan 2018

Marriott International has appointed Marwan Fadel as the general manager of The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi. The Lebanese national has nearly two decades of hospitality experience across the Middle East. In his new role, he will oversee all management functions, hotel operations, and new innovations, aiming to achieve planned goals for the

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort appoints new director of sales

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Aug 2017

 Dariya Bushmakina has been appointed as director of sales for Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort. Bushmakina will oversee the aggressive sales and revenue generation for Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort and will specifically target the high end corporate, leisure segments and groups. Kevin Lawless, general manager of Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, said: “Dariya brings with her a wealth

Talent focus: Cynthia Eda, Danat Al Ain Resort

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Aug 2017

Cynthia Eda, spa supervisor, Body & Soul, Danat Al Ain Resort  reveals all to Hotel News Middle East… Describe your first ever role in the hotel industry? I worked as a therapist for a health club and spa in one of the most prestigious hotels in the Philippines. I have gained a lot of experience

Opinion: Why hotels should invest in customised apps

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Aug 2017

Roger El Khoury, managing partner Neorcha, on why customised apps make investment sense. In an increasingly competitive environment, where pressure on profitability continues to grow, leading hoteliers are dedicated to identifying ways to enhance guest experience to achieve greater operational success. It comes as no surprise that mobile technology solutions, such as customised apps, are

AED233 million MEP work to start at Fairmont Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Aug 2017

Drake & Scull International has announced it will proceed with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works for the Fairmont Abu Dhabi Hotel and Serviced Apartments as part of a AED 233 million contract.  The entire project consists of the 39-storey tower comprising of 563 rooms in the five-star hotel and 249 serviced apartments. Mohammad

New GM for Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Aug 2017

Kuwait-based Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa has appointed Savino Leone as general manager. Leone, a French national, joins the Jumeirah Group from his previous role as general manager of InterContinental Osaka, in Japan. He previously worked as the general manager of Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park, for four years where he led the pre-opening

Chain focus: Kempinski Hotels

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Aug 2017

Established in 1897, Kempinski Hotels has a a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels and residences in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In the Middle East it has 21 properties alone. Q+A with Henk Meyknecht, chief operating officer, Middle East & Africa, Kempinski Hotels What

Emaar announces Address Marassi Beach Resort in Egypt

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Aug 2017

Emaar Hospitality Group has announced the launch of the 140-room Address Marassi Beach Resort in Egypt. The project is the group’s second property in Egypt and is one of 14 upcoming properties in its Address Hotels + Resorts portfolio. Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Address Marassi Beach Resort is one of

Swiss-Belhotel International launches second property in Jordan

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Aug 2017

Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the opening of its second property in Jordan. The Marina Plaza Hotel by Swiss-Belhotel is a 260-key resort located in Tala Bay. Laurent A. Voivenel, senior vice president, operations and development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, said: “We are proud to welcome Marina Plaza Hotel by Swiss-Belhotel

Nakheel awards AED430 million in contracts for Deira Islands

by Patrick Ryan | 09 Aug 2017

Dubai-based developer Nakheel has awarded four contracts totalling AED430 million for its Deira Islands project, its new, 15.3 sq-km waterfront city currently under construction in Dubai. An AED14.5 million contract for piling work on a 800-room resort was awarded to Delta Foundations (Dubai branch). A construction tender for the resort – a joint venture hospitality project with Spain’s RIU Hotels

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