Feature: Peak performance

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Sep 2017

Oman’s Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort has been making waves since it opened nine months ago. Hotel News Middle East catches up with general manager Darren Darwin about what makes the ambitious mountain-top resort so special… It can take years, even decades, for a hotel to become an icon. That’s why Darren Darwin, general […]

Park Inn by Radisson Hotels in Oman helps raise autism awareness

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Sep 2017

The two Park Inn by Radisson Hotels in Oman teamed up to visit the Special Centre for Autism in Muscat – as part of the group’s #AddingColourToLives scheme. The Park Inn team was  welcomed by the head of the centre Dr. Ali, faculty staff and students. The hotel employees and the centre organised painting and […]

New cluster GM for Radisson Blu hotels in Muscat and Sohar

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Aug 2017

Radisson Blu Hotel, Muscat and Radisson Blu Hotel, Sohar in Oman has announced the appointment of Tobias Ammon as new cluster general manager. Ammon rejoins the Carlson Rezidor Group following 18 months in Germany as general manager of Dorint Pallas in Wiesbaden. Prior to this Ammon spent over 11 years with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group holding […]

New eVisa launched to drive tourism to Oman

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Jul 2017

Oman has launched a new eVisa service to boost the number of tourists to the country. Tourists can fill out the form online and attach the necessary documents as well as pay the application by credit card through a global payment gateway that is officially certified by Oman. All applicants will receive notifications via email. […]

Countdown to Food Safety Oman Conference

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Jul 2017

Food safety risks and challenges will be on the menu at the Food Safety Oman Conference, which is taking place from 16-17 October at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.  The conference will provide an avenue for the exchange of ideas and strategies among policy makers and various stakeholders on issues relating to food policy and regulations, […]

Slow movement for Middle Eastern market

by Patrick Ryan | 25 Jul 2017

The hotel industry in the Middle East reported little movement during the second quarter of 2017, according to data from STR. Middle East Occupancy: -0.1% to 62.4% Average daily rate (ADR): +0.8% to US$169.67 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): +0.6% to US$105.84 Egypt Occupancy: +13.9% to 46.8% ADR: +67.2% to EGP1,217.52 RevPAR: +90.5% to EGP569.5 […]

Muscat Bay project nears completion

by Patrick Ryan | 25 Jul 2017

The second wave of apartments has went on sale at Zaha Parkland Residences in Muscat Bay. Once completed, Muscat Bay will be home to residential units, including villas, townhouses and luxury apartments, alongside two five-star hotels by Jumeirah. Paul Jessup, vice president of sales and marketing at Muscat Bay said: “The one and two-bedroom Zaha […]

Six Senses Zighy Bay appoints well-known chef from US

by Crystal Chesters | 18 Jul 2017

Six Senses Zighy Bay has hired sous chef Patricia Yeo to oversee the F&B offer at the luxury Omani retreat. Known for blending exotic Asian, Mediterranean and South-Western ingredients, she has featured on the US Master Chef series and has authored two cookbooks. Yeo commented: “Six Senses Zighy Bay is a truly exciting property for […]

La Marquise International opens Oman office

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Jul 2017

Professional equipment and ingredient distributor, La Marquise International, has inaugurated its new showroom and training centre in Muscat, Oman. Located on Al Heil South road, Al Seeb Area, the showroom took almost two years to complete and occupies two floors of a new residential building. The company hosted an open day with its partners and […]

GCC hotels hit by drop in performance over Ramadan

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Jul 2017

The majority of the hotel markets in the GCC experienced a drop in performance during Ramadan, according to figures released by STR. Comparing the data from 26 May to 25 June, STR found that Muscat, Oman was the strongest performing region with a RevPar increase of 8.7%. “The market’s 19.4% increase in occupancy outweighed a […]

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