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Marriott International inks deal to open largest Farfield hotel in Saudi Arabia

by Dina Maaty | 22 Jan 2020

Marriott International, Inc. today announced that it has signed a landmark agreement with Nahdet Al-Mashaer to open a 2,600-room Fairfield by Marriott property in Makkah. The agreement is expected to deliver the first Fairfield by Marriott property to the Middle East and Africa region, create the largest Fairfield hotel in the world and bring one

Exclusive: ‘People no longer travel with the single intention of business or leisure,’ says Mercure GM

by Dina Maaty | 22 Jan 2020

Naseer Thodi, general manager at Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights – Hotel Suites & Apartments tells Hotel & Catering News Middle East about a new type of travel he’s observed, his plans for the property and more. What, according to you as GM, are the top 5 things that business travellers look for when choosing a

Mohammad Abdulaziz Al Rajhi and Sons Investment Co. to open new hotels in Saudi Arabia

by Dina Maaty | 22 Jan 2020

Mohammad Abdulaziz Al Rajhi and Sons Investment Co. celebrated its contribution towards the boost in Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning hospitality industry at a board meeting held at the company’s latest hotel project – voco Al Khobar. Owned by heirs of Sheikh Mohammad Bin AbdulAziz Al Rajhi, the company is working with Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) to

Hilton to quadruple its portfolio in Saudi Arabia

by Dina Maaty | 21 Jan 2020

Hilton expects to quadruple its portfolio in the Kingdom throughout the next five years to more than 50 hotels, with a total of 16,000 rooms open across the Kingdom. Hilton, which currently operates five of its brands in Saudi Arabia – Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn

Hyatt Place Dubai appoints cluster director of sales and marketing

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jan 2020

Hyatt Place Dubai has promoted Sanjay Nambiar to cluster director of sales and marketing. According to the property, Nambiar will be responsible for generating maximum revenue and executing strategies that will drive sales across all four Hyatt Place hotels in Dubai, namely Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga; Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square; Hyatt Place Dubai/Wasl District and

Accor announces expansion plans with new hospitality concepts in Saudi Arabia

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jan 2020

Accor will highlight its role as a pioneer of new lifestyle experiences in Saudi Arabia at the second Saudi Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC), which takes place this week (January 21-22) in Riyadh. The Group, which has 36 properties (close to 14,000 rooms) and 45 more in the pipeline, will outline its plans to introduce

Jumeirah launches MICE offers across Abu Dhabi properties

by Dina Maaty | 20 Jan 2020

Jumeirah Group, today announced meetings, incentives, conferences and event (MICE) offerings for 2020 at two of its renowned hotels in Abu Dhabi.  Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, the Jumeirah Group’s first luxury “eco-conscious” resort, has the capacity to host exhibitions, product launches and parties. Those looking to host C-Suite meetings can make the most of

C Central Resort The Palm celebrates Dubai opening

by Dina Maaty | 16 Jan 2020

Luxury 5-star hotel C Central Resort The Palm has celebrated its grand opening in Dubai. With VIP guests and media at the ceremony, a press conference and media tour were the highlights of the event.  A 203-key luxury beachfront hotel with views of the Arabian Gulf, C Central Resort The Palm is located on Dubai’s

Arabian Travel Market to launch inaugural in-destination forum ‘Arival Dubai’

by Dina Maaty | 15 Jan 2020

Travel, tourism and hospitality professionals from around the world will have an opportunity to explore the next generation of in-destination trends and innovations at the Middle East’s first ever edition of Arival Dubai @ ATM, which will take place alongside Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020 at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 19-22. The dedicated

Accor partners with Bulldozer Group

by Dina Maaty | 15 Jan 2020

Accor has partnered with Bulldozer Group with the aim of adding more experiences for members of its newly launched lifestyle loyalty programme, ALL – Accor Live Limitless. Following the deal between the two leading lifestyle brands, ALL – Accor Live Limitless members will be offered privileges at most Bulldozer Group venues and restaurants, including BASE

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