abu dhabi

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts makes major announcement

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Nov 2017

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed Amir Lababedi to spearhead its expansion strategy in Europe and North Africa. Lababedi, who has played a key role leading Mövenpick in the Middle East and Africa, with 47 properties across 10 Arab countries, has assumed the newly-created vice president development Europe & North Africa role, and will be

Seven Michelin star chefs sign up for Taste of Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Oct 2017

A total of seven Michelin star chefs will be making an appearance at this year’s Taste of Abu Dhabi event – including Chef Richard Sandoval of Toro Toro. He will be joined by 6 Michelin starred chefs from Italy at the Extraordinary Italian Taste Pavilion, a new dedicated area showcasing live demonstrations from Italian food

99 Sushi Bar opens at The Galleria, Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Oct 2017

The first 99 Sushi Bar to open outside of Spain has just launched at at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. Part of the capitals luxury shopping and dining destination, 99 Sushi Bar is the latest addition to launch as part of The Galleria’s Dining Collection. “99 Sushi Bar is an unforgettable venue and

Bruce is appointed as cluster GM for Hala Arjaan by Rotana

by Patrick Ryan | 09 Oct 2017

Craig Bruce has been named as cluster general manager for Hala Arjaan by Rotana alongside his current profile as general manager at Yas Island Rotana and Centro Yas Island. Craig joined Rotana Hotels in September 2016, prior to which he held positions in the UAE, Bostwana, UK and South Africa. “In his new role, Craig

Abu Dhabi claims fastest growing city in the region title

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Oct 2017

Abu Dhabi has been named the fastest growing destination city in the Middle East and Africa – that’s according to the 2017 Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index. The UAE Capital was ranked fourth globally as a leading destination city with a projected increase of 4.5% in visitor figures, as well as the fourth fastest growing

New general manager at Grand Millennium Al Wahda

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Sep 2017

Enad Tannous is the new general manager of Grand Millennium Al Wahda. Tannous brings with him over 21 years of hospitality experience within the GCC region, with almost ten years in senior general management positions. “I look forward to working with the Grand Millennium Al Wahda’s highly committed team to further position it as the hotel

Abu Dhabi sees double-digit growth in hotel guests

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Sep 2017

Abu Dhabi witnessed a double-digit increase in the number of hotel guests during August compared to the same period in 2016. Figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism reveal that 426,912 people were hotel guests at the emirate’s 166 hotels and hotel apartments in August, a rise of 13% over the same month last

New GM for Ramada Abu Dhabi Downtown

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Sep 2017

Ismail Ibrahim has been announced as the new general manager of Ramada Abu Dhabi Downtown. Ibrahim will be responsible for the development and execution of the hotel’s commercial and operational long-term strategies. A spokesperson for the property said: “With an extensive background in the hospitality industry of the UAE and Egypt, Ibrahim has demonstrated a deep commitment

InterContinental Abu Dhabi appoints new resident manager

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Sep 2017

Georges Abi Aad has been named as the new resident manager of InterContinental Abu Dhabi. Abi Aad is in charge of the commercial department and will oversee day to day operations for the award-winning hotel. Abi Aad said: “I am delighted to join a hotel that provides exceptional services and experiences to all their guests. I look forward to working

Louvre Abu Dhabi to welcome visitors from November

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2017

Louvre Abu Dhabi has announced it will open to the public on 11 November 2017. The universal museum, located on Saadiyat Island will exhibit art and artefacts from ancient times to the present day and will celebrate cultural exchange and diversity. Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, the museum represents an Arab madina (city) with

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