abu dhabi

Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi rebrands to Andaz Capital Gate

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Jun 2018

The rebranding marks the Andaz brand’s entry into the Middle East market. Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi will rebrand to Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, turning the iconic tower into the first Andaz branded hotel in the Middle East. The hotel which is owned by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions

In a nutshell: Confiserie Sprüngli

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Jun 2018

Marc Wirth, managing director, Sprüngli Middle East, explains the thoughts behind the Swiss chocolatiers expansion within the UAE. Tell me about Confiserie Sprüngli. The Sprüngli legacy began over 180 years ago in 1836 when David Sprüngli and his son Rudolf, established the Sprüngli & Son confectionery business in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1845, Rudolf Sprüngli founded

An Italian restaurant opens at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jun 2018

A true Italian Trattoria welcomes families and friends for a wholesome dining experience. Verso, an authentic Italian cuisine and bistro has launched on the Abu Dhabi Corniche creating a vibrant and modern space with a large outdoor terrace. Verso’s fresh venue houses bold contemporary and colourful décor with marble and oak wood accents and an

Ghaya Grand Hotel creates Replica of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Jun 2018

To mark Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr celebrations at the property, pastry chef Kaja Najmudeen spent about 100 hours over the span of a week to make a replica of the holy venue. The base on which the model sits is 100cm by 160cm and weighs 60 kilograms. “After a brainstorming session, he decided to

Hilton Abu Dhabi Saves 50 Cubic Metres of Water

by Mahak Mannan | 29 May 2018

Staff at the Abu Dhabi Corniche property were trained on how to spot and reduce water waste as part of the campaign that saved more than 250 gallons of water. From housekeepers to chefs and receptionists to managers, every team member played their part to help reduce water wastage at the hotel between March 19

InterContinental Abu Dhabi announces new general manager

by Mahak Mannan | 27 May 2018

The property has announced the appointment of Neil Houghton as the new general manager to manage overall hotel operations. Originally from the UK, Neil Houghton brings more than 30 years of leadership in the hospitality industry to his new role, 20 years of which have been with IHG as general manager. Houghton’s most recent position was as general manager at InterContinental Hotel Shanghai Pudong and prior he held the same

Capital gains at Saadiyat Resort & Villas Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 24 May 2018

Marc de Beer, general manager Saadiyat Resort & Villas Abu Dhabi, is in the spotlight…

Three new venues have opened at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas

by Mahak Mannan | 22 May 2018

The new property is set to enhance the islands dining scene with the opening of Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar and Hamilton’s Gastropub. Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, a two-storey venue serves the finest grills from land and sea, al fresco with the open air rooftop lounge set to open for

Dino’s Bistro Italiano opens at Pearl Rotana

by Mahak Mannan | 15 May 2018

Located on the ground floor of the new hotel, the venue will offer its guests classic Italian cuisine with a modern twist. Dino’s Bistro Italiano has a capacity of 110 guests , with the option to dine indoors seated at the bar or in a private area, reserved for celebratory occasions. “We are thrilled to

Higher occupancy levels for Abu Dhabi hotels

by Patrick Ryan | 13 May 2018

Abu Dhabi experienced higher occupancy levels but lower room rates in the month of April…

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