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Dubai Chamber awards TIME Hotels CSR Label for sixth consecutive year

by Dina Maaty | 20 Oct 2020

UAE-based hospitality company TIME Hotels has received the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s CSR Label Award for H1 2020, for the sixth year in a row. TIME Hotels was recognised for initiatives such as its ‘Sanitised & Ready’ campaign, which includes a range of new intensified cleaning measures and sanitisation procedures which were implemented

The Meydan Hotel to offer brunch guests overnight stays

by Dina Maaty | 19 Oct 2020

The Meydan Hotel has launched a new brunch concept, taking place every Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm, at the hotel’s Millennium Lounge terrace.  The hotel will be offering guests a deluxe room to stay in overnight, valid within 24 hours of the brunch reservation. The Sunset Brunch offers a menu selection of sandwiches, desserts and more, paired

RAKTDA announces new senior-level appointments

by Dina Maaty | 18 Oct 2020

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has appointed Alka Winter as vice president, Destination Marketing & Communications. Iyad Rasbey has taken on the role of executive director, Destination Tourism Development. Winter will be responsible for spearheading the authority’s multi-faceted communications strategy at a time when effective multi-channel messaging and storytelling is critical, highlights RAKTDA.

Hyatt Regency Riyadh becomes one of the first hotels in the Middle East to be accredited by GBAC

by Dina Maaty | 18 Oct 2020

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya became the first hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and one of the first hotels in the Middle East, to be accredited by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR. GBAC is the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning

Swift adaptation and digital transformation key to post-COVID hospitality recovery, experts reveal

by Dina Maaty | 18 Oct 2020

The recovery of the region’s travel, tourism and hospitality, arguably the most affected sectors globally by COVID-19, will be slow and could take up to 24 months, opined experts during a webinar from Dubai. The session titled ‘Post-COVID Travel, Tourism & Hospitality: Marketing Challenges, Trends and Opportunities’ underlined the need for companies operating in the

Jumeirah Group appoints general manager

by Dina Maaty | 17 Oct 2020

Jumeirah Group has announced the appointment of Azar Saliba as general manager of Jumeirah Al Naseem, its contemporary beachside property in Dubai. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Saliba has joined Jumeirah in 2006 as Director of Rooms at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, marking his first position in a 14-year tenure within the

Conrad Hotels & Resorts to make Moroccan coast debut

by Dina Maaty | 15 Oct 2020

Conrad Hotels & Resorts, a Hilton brand, announced plans to debut at Morocco’s Atlantic Coast, following the signing of an agreement to open Conrad Rabat Arzana.   The resort will be part of Arzana, a new development, situated 15 kilometres south-west of the capital city, Rabat. “We’re delighted to have signed an agreement to bring

Accor implements ALLSAFE programme across its hotels and resorts worldwide

by Dina Maaty | 15 Oct 2020

Accor has announced that it has successfully implemented the most stringent cleaning standards and operational procedures for guest safety. Following operational disruptions stemming from COVID-19, the group has successfully reopened most of its hotels with 95% of them having already adopted the Group’s trusted ALLSAFE cleanliness and hygiene protocols, jointly developed with Bureau Veritas. To

Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens relaunches Asian urban eatery pop-up

by Dina Maaty | 14 Oct 2020

Welcoming the onset of cooler temperatures, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens has relaunched the pop-up Asian street food eatery and alfresco terrace – LAH LAH BAZAAR. Set to run every weekend from October 22, LAH LAH BAZAAR will see the hotel’s expansive outdoor terrace decked out with a pop-up bar and food truck serving

The First Group-managed Grand Heights Hotel Apartments launch in Al Barsha

by Dina Maaty | 14 Oct 2020

Grand Heights Hotel Apartments has officially opened in Dubai’s Barsha Heights district. The property features 184 fully equipped studios and one-bedroom apartments. Each apartment boasts modern furnishings and amenities. A refrigerator, electric hotplate, microwave and washing machine can be found in the kitchen, while the living space offers flat screen TVs and a seating area. Accommodation

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