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Wyndham Rewards eases stay requirements for member benefits

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jul 2020

Wyndham Rewards has announced that it’s relaxing requirements for earning Member Levels (status) in 2020, reducing the number of nights members need to stay for by 40 per cent. The relaxed requirements build on earlier efforts by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to help its Wyndham Rewards members amid COVID-19, such as extending the expiration of

JW Marriott Muscat launches new packages for residents and nationals

by Dina Maaty | 11 Jul 2020

JW Marriott Muscat has launched new, personalised packages for Omani nationals and residents. Until August 31, and for OMR 45, nationals and residents can enjoy exclusive perks for the whole family which includes breakfast for two adults, while kids under six eat for free, with 20% savings on Food & Beverage, as well as  JW Mindful

WATCH: Real estate is still a safe investment, Saudi market expert says

by Dina Maaty | 11 Jul 2020

Saudi real estate market expert Muhannad AlSaeed shares his views, in this video for Esrar Real Estate. Esrar is Saudi Arabia’s first comprehensive real estate marketing and sales consultancy. Having worked on major real estate development projects since 1993, the company’s team has advised on over 200 projects in over 20 countries including Saudi Arabia, the

R Hotels appoints cluster general manager for Wyndham hotels in Ajman

by Dina Maaty | 09 Jul 2020

R Hotels has announced the appointment of Ravi Santiago as cluster general manager of Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman, Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman, and Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche.  According to R Hotels, Santiago brings over 25 years of expertise spanning various industries with 15 years in the hospitality sector, and has been with the R Hotels group since 2009. Before taking the

Mandarin Oriental inks contract for new hotel and residences in Vienna

by Dina Maaty | 09 Jul 2020

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a luxury hotel and branded residences in Vienna, Austria, scheduled to open late 2023.  Mandarin Oriental, Vienna will be housed in a heritage building that originally served as the city’s commercial law court from 1912 to 2003. The conversion of the property is already underway, and the restoration will

Emirates airline chairman discusses ‘calculated risk’ of restarting business in Dubai on CNN

by Dina Maaty | 08 Jul 2020

In an interview with CNN’s John Defterios, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, CEO and chairman of the Emirates Group, discussed the role of the airline in reopening Dubai to international visitors. Speaking on Quest Means Business, Al Maktoum tells CNN that when it comes to reopening the group, there’s no choice in leveraging the risk/reward

Atlantis The Palm’s ShuiQi Spa reopens with offers and new services

by Dina Maaty | 08 Jul 2020

Atlantis, The Palm’s award-winning ShuiQi Spa has reopened, with treatments and services including massages, facials, hair and nails, and a brand new non-contact cold remedy, cryotherapy. Many treatments are now being offered at up to 30 per cent off for Dubai residents, with packages also including the opportunity to upgrade to a pool and beach

Constance Hotels, Resorts & Golf implements security protocol

by Dina Maaty | 08 Jul 2020

Constance Hotels, Resorts & Golf is preparing for the reopening of its hotels in the Indian Ocean. The hotel group has developed a security protocol, called ‘Constance Stay Safe’, covering all the services offered to customers during their stay. The measures, validated by SGS, an international inspection and certification company, comply with the directives of

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates receives Bureau Veritas Safeguard label

by Dina Maaty | 08 Jul 2020

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has received the Bureau Veritas Safeguard label in recognition of implementing its ‘White Glove Services’ focusing on the well-being, safety, and comfort of its guests and employees. Bureau Veritas introduced its Safeguard Program to help reassure guests returning to hotels. In collaboration with field experts, the certification process is

Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa reopens its doors

by Dina Maaty | 07 Jul 2020

Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa has reopened its doors to welcome back UAE residents and tourists. Room rates start from just AED 440 for room only or AED 650 inclusive of breakfast at Brasserie 2.0 and dinner at any of the culinary venues. Some of the restaurants that are open daily include Geales, Indya

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