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Radisson Hotel Group launches flexible solutions for rooms and meetings

by Dina Maaty | 24 Sep 2020

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the launch of its new Hybrid Solutions, incorporating Hybrid Rooms and Meetings. Radisson Hotel Group’s Hybrid Meetings offers a reliable image, sound and video conferencing system, dual screens, wireless presentation clicker,  high-speed internet connection, and more. As the world continues to adapt to “new normals” and ongoing travel limitations, meeting

Aldar Properties appoints general manager for six Yas Plaza Hotels

by Dina Maaty | 23 Sep 2020

Aldar Properties has announced that its hospitality and leisure arm has appointed Saurabh Bakshi as the new area general manager for Yas Plaza Hotels. In his new role, Bakshi will oversee the strategic operations of the Aldar’s clustered portfolio at Yas Plaza on Yas Island. Commenting on the appointment, Jassem Busaibe, Chief Investment Officer at

IHG’s first Hotel Indigo in the GCC announces leadership team appointments

by Dina Maaty | 22 Sep 2020

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG’s) first Hotel Indigo in the GCC has announced its leadership team appointments ahead of the opening in October. Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown will boast 269 rooms, four F&B outlets, bold interiors and works of art throughout the property. General Manager Laura Eggleton will lead a team of 102 professionals at the property

Rove Hotels gears up for Dubai Parks reopening with new offers

by Dina Maaty | 21 Sep 2020

Rove Hotels has launched a staycation deal to celebrate the Dubai Parks & Resorts reopening on September 23. The offer includes Rover Rooms starting from AED 199 per night, inclusive of two Dubai Parks & Resorts tickets, when booking on For families up to six people, Rove is also offering two interconnecting rooms for

Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek appoints executive assistant manager

by Dina Maaty | 20 Sep 2020

Niccolo Rossi brings over 14 years of hospitality expertise as the newly appointed executive assistant manager at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek. Rossi, an Italian national, will be overseeing the entire operation of this heritage hotel, including 14 food & beverage outlets, 21 meeting venues, and 288 rooms. He has been with the

Boeing appoints chief strategy officer, first chief sustainability officer

by Dina Maaty | 20 Sep 2020

The Boeing Company named B. Marc Allen as chief strategy officer and senior vice president, Strategy and Corporate Development, reporting to President and CEO David Calhoun. The company also names Christopher Raymond as the company’s chief sustainability officer, a newly created position reporting to Executive Vice President, Enterprise Operations and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith.

GCC small business ‘boom’ to drive post-COVID economy, new research reveals

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

Experts are predicting a GCC “SME boom” as a new wave of regional entrepreneurs emerge out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Commercial registrations have seen triple-digit increases in recent months with tender boards across the region awarding tens of millions of dollars in contracts to these enterprises.  Now analysts are hailing the post-coronavirus economy as an

JA The Resort launches one-month membership for mums

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

JA The Resort has launched a one-month membership package for AED 600 for mums, which offers unlimited pool and beach access, plus a host of discounts and benefits for restaurants, bars, activities and the spa.  The new 1-Month JA The Resort Membership offers unlimited month- long access to three swimming pools. Plus, a 25% discount in the spa or a 25% reduction at JA

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference ‘on the road’ set to begin on September 29

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

AHIC 2020 will be ‘on the road’ for its 16th edition this year, taking place virtually and on-site over three days from September 29 to October 1. The three-day event is packed with insights from industry leaders and networking opportunities designed for a new world. The programme, which features over 60 speakers, will be broadcasting

Travel tech platform MakeMyTrip forays into the UAE

by Dina Maaty | 17 Sep 2020

MakeMyTrip, an Asia-based travel tech platform, has announced its foray into the UAE with its portfolio of offerings for travellers. In parallel, as the UAE gears up to welcoming and hosting India’s biggest cricket celebration, the Indian Premier League, MakeMyTrip will launch its first customer engagement campaign, ‘Game On!’ on September 19. As the company

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