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W Dubai – The Palm to reopen with spa

by Dina Maaty | 13 Jul 2020

W Dubai – The Palm is reopening its doors on July 29, along with its spa. Detox, De-stress, Go Deep and Reset are some of the treatments included at AWAY Spa. Guests also get a choice of one main course and one beverage at the Beauty Bar, which offers complimentary access to WET, the beach,

InterContinental Hotels at Dubai Festival City receives Bureau Veritas label

by Dina Maaty | 13 Jul 2020

InterContinental Hotels at Dubai Festival City has received Bureau Veritas’ Safeguard label. Bureau Veritas developed checklists in collaboration with a group of Health, Safety and Hygiene Specialists. According to these checklists, remote and/or field audits have been conducted to check that the expected protective measures are implemented efficiently. IHG has launched a global IHG Clean

Ascott launches 25% off family staycation promotion across 11 properties

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jul 2020

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has launched its latest ‘Family Staycation’ promotion, offering residents 25% off local getaways.  The offer spans Ascott’s 11 properties across the UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Turkey, and can be availed anytime, until September 30, 2020. Residents in the UAE can avail the promotion at Ascott Park Place

Emirates resumes flights to six more cities including Geneva and Los Angeles

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jul 2020

Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Geneva (July 15), Los Angeles (from July 22), Dar es Salaam (from August 1), Prague and Sao Paulo (from August 2), and Boston (from August 15), offering travellers more travel options. This will take the airline’s network to 58 cities by mid-August, including 20 points in Europe and 24

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

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