Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) is a London-based global hotel company, which owns, manages and operates over 145 hotels across some 80 locations worldwide. Its properties are in key gateway cities such as London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Dubai, Doha, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore and Hong Kong. M&C is the hotel arm of Singapore-listed global real estate company City Developments Limited (CDL).
M&C’s global brand – Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) has four distinct hotel collections – Leng’s Collection, M Collection, Millennium Collection and Copthorne Collection – throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and the United States. Occupying the best locations around the world, MHR has the perfect address for business and leisure travellers. Listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1996, M&C was delisted on 11 October 2019 following a successful privatisation exercise launched by CDL.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East & Africa currently operates 50 hotels in addition to 22 hotels in the pipeline across the region. From a single property in Abu Dhabi, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa has expanded into various neighbouring destinations and is now recognised as one of the fastest-growing regional hotel management companies in the Middle East & Africa. Along the way, the company has cultivated partnerships with reputable and respected owners.
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Solutions Leisure Group to launch Asia Asia restaurant at Grand Millennium Business Bay
Solutions Leisure Group has announced the launch its second outpost of the multi-award-winning Pan Asian restaurant, Asia Asia. Continuing its long-term partnership with the RTS Investments Group and its Grand Millennium Hotel, the experiential fine dining establishment will open in the all-new Grand Millennium Hotel, Business Bay in December this year.
The second Solutions Leisure venue to the Business Bay precinct, Asia Asia joins the heavily awarded homegrown party bar concept, Lock, Stock & Barrel. Spanning across 750 sqm, the scaled-down Asia Asia will seat 500 people, bringing the Far East to the Middle East through oriental fusion of flavours and décor.
Transporting diners across the ancient Spice Route through a culinary and interior exploration, the restaurant will feature both dining room and al fresco options, overlooking the Dubai Canal. An experience with delectable Pan-Asian cuisine, the venue’s updated look encompasses semi-private lounges, a DJ booth and bar, dining area and sushi bar.
Co-Founder and CEO of Solutions Leisure, Paul Evans, says, “The beauty of operating our business in this region is that we get to continuously work with those we trust and succeed with. Our exceptional long-term partnership with the team at RTS Investments Group has seen our first venture, Lock, Stock & Barrel Barsha Heights, exceed all expectations. With the invitation to open not one, but two additional venues in the Grand Millennium Business Bay property, we’re excited to enter this new opportunity of growth with such inspiring, supportive industry leaders and bring the UAE more of what they love.”
Hamid Sidine named chief operating officer of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA
Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA named Hamid Sidine as its new chief operating officer for the Middle East and Africa region.
Sidine has been instrumental in cultivating success for the Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Africa and with this new position he will leverage his expertise in the regional operations of the company, says the group.
With more than 30 years of experience, he’s a seasoned hotelier and has held several leadership roles in renowned international hotel brands such as Accor and Sofitel. His experience also covers countries including Morocco, Tunisia, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Senegal, Chad, Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia.
Sidine has been the Managing Director for Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for over a year. And, in his current role he will oversee all operational aspects of the brand’s strategic expansion in the Middle East and Africa.
Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, President of Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East and Africa, highlighted the importance of this appointment, “Sidine is a great asset and a qualitative addition to our regional management team. His interpersonal qualities and vast experience will help us go forward as our brand continues to flourish in the region.”
“His role will involve overseeing operations in the Middle East and Africa, and we are thrilled to support him in creating a positive impact on the operations of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA,” Alzaabi adds.
Commenting on his appointment, Hamid Sidine, said, “It’s a privilege to head the consolidated efforts of Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, to a new chapter of success. Despite the minor setbacks that affected the hospitality industry on a global scale last year, the company has been performing very well.”
Millennium Place Mirdif appoints general manager
Millennium Place Mirdif, the new 4-star hotel property development in Mirdif Hills community by Dubai Real Estate Co., has announced the appointment of Bassam Bou Sleiman as General Manager of the hotel.
In his new role, Bou Sleiman will oversee and organise the new property pre-opening developments which gears up for Q4, 2021 opening.
Born and raised in Lebanon, Bassam brings 17 years of hospitality experience working in the GCC region. Previous roles have taken him to Riviera Hotel & Resort Beirut, Mist Hotel & Resort Ehden by Warwick International Hotels, The Palms Hotel & Resort in Kuwait, Le Meridien & Crowne Plaza.
Welcoming his new appointment, Bassam Bou Sleiman says: “It’s an absolute honor to accept this appointment. Millennium Place Mirdif” is an exciting property and a new addition to Mirdif area as the only hotel spot within a residential neighborhood that will add to the list of touristic destinations in Dubai. And I look forward to this new challenge.”
The hotel will be featuring 248 keys of which 116 rooms and 132 residential apartments along with a variety of dining options including Hunter & Barrel from Australia, Batchig “The Lebanese-Armenian Restaurant”, Habanos Cigar Lounge & Bar, The Urban Bar, G-Level an all-day dining restaurant and the rooftop pool bar, gym, spa and multi-purpose meeting space which makes the “Millennium Place Mirdif” as an excellent choice for corporate team building escapes from the city within the city.
“Watching the development of Millennium Place Mirdif coming together in the last stages, I can’t wait to welcome the rest of our team and open Mirdif’s number one leisure destination hotel,” he adds.