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Accor expands in Saudi Arabia with first Swissôtel Living property

by Dina Maaty | 02 Oct 2020

Accor has signed a management agreement to expand its premium portfolio with the launch of the first Swissôtel Living property in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The group has partnered with Al Raya Estate Group, which is present in KSA, Kuwait and the UK, to operate the new Swissôtel Living Jeddah. With an opening date

Kleindienst Group builds hanging garden with 100,000 green plants in The Heart of Europe

by Dina Maaty | 01 Oct 2020

A vertical hanging garden comprising 100,000 green plants is being added to The Heart of Europe, four kilometres off the coast of Dubai. The green living wall will add to the biodiversity, as it will attract bees, butterflies and birds, while keeping the building cooler and reducing the hotels’ overall carbon footprint. A series of

Accor and Dubai Developments ink agreement for upcoming Rixos Jewel of the Creek

by Dina Maaty | 01 Oct 2020

Accor is anchoring the upcoming Jewel of the Creek masterplan in Dubai, with a fully integrated urban Rixos resort focused on leisure, entertainment, sports, and food & beverage. Earlier this year, Accor announced its strategic partnership with Dubai Developments to manage two properties, namely the Mövenpick Grand Al Bustan and Swissôtel and Swissôtel Living Al

Ajman hotels to receive global safety certification

by Dina Maaty | 01 Oct 2020

Ajman hotel establishments are set to receive the Bureau Veritas certification in recognition of their adoption of the highest safety measures to protect guests, visitors and hospitality employees. Sultan AlNuaimi, Director of Licensing & Tourism Standards Department at Ajman Tourism, says: “The certification comes in line with Ajman Tourism Development Department’s efforts to ensure that all

Hotel groups Mandarin Oriental and The Oberoi announce long-term alliance

by Dina Maaty | 01 Oct 2020

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and The Oberoi Group have announced a long-term strategic alliance, which will see the two chains collaborating across a range of initiatives. This global alliance between two hotel groups has been designed to appeal to the loyal guests of both brands. By working together across all facets of the guest experience, the

Nestlé Professional appoints Joe Aouad as business executive officer Middle East and North Africa

by Dina Maaty | 30 Sep 2020

Nestlé Professional, a division of Nestlé offering food and beverages solutions for the out-of-home channel, has appointed its 24-year veteran Joe Aouad as business executive officer for the Middle East and North Africa, effective October 1, 2020. Aouad will oversee operations in 19 countries for Nestlé Professional, which serves the out-of-home industry using its global

Sofitel Dubai The Palm launches well-being concept

by Dina Maaty | 30 Sep 2020

Sofitel Dubai The Palm is launching a new well-being programme in partnership with wellness clinic Revitalife and Revivre Labs France. Starting October 1, the hotel will launch the Well-Being Immunity Boost. Designed to bring balance to one’s life, the programme will take guests on a journey of detox and de-stress in a full-day, personalised experience:

The H Dubai to hold 48-hour flash sale with up to 50% off

by Dina Maaty | 29 Sep 2020

The H Dubai is launching a 48-hour Flash Sale starting October 1, offering up to 50% off on best available rates for stays until December 28, 2020. Guests can also take advantage of early check-in, late check-out and 20% off on F&B at the hotel’s 13 restaurants and spa. At Mandara Spa, guests can choose

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah introduces kids’ concierge service

by Dina Maaty | 29 Sep 2020

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has launched a personalised service for kids. Aimed at keeping them engaged from the moment the family is checked in until checkout time, ‘Kids’ Concierge’ will provide young ones with a customised itinerary featuring activities tailored to different age groups. Little guests will be offered to make a selection based

Emirates expands network further with restart of flights to Muscat

by Dina Maaty | 29 Sep 2020

Emirates has announced it will restart services to Entebbe, Uganda (October 1) and Muscat, Oman (October 2), bringing the total number of cities served by the airline to 94. Emirates is gradually resuming operations and rebuilding its network to provide more opportunities for travel. The airline will operate to Entebbe with three weekly flights on









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