Omar Souab To Lead Pre-opening Team At Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Mar 2019

Accor has announced the appointment of Omar Souab as general manager of Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk scheduled to open at the end of 2019. Formally with Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, within the Accor portfolio, Souab will lead the strategic direction and manage the pre-opening operations of Sofitel’s largest property in the Middle East. Commenting on

Accor Signs Partnership With PSG As It Launches New Loyalty Program

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Feb 2019

Accor has announced a shift of its loyalty program into a fully integrated global platform integrating rewards, services, and experiences across its entire ecosystem. This new lifestyle loyalty program, ALL, will recognise, understand, cherish, communicate with, and reward guests like never before. It will open doors across a unique portfolio of over 30 hotel brands

VIDEO: Accor to launch luxury brands in Iran

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Apr 2017

Speaking on the sidelines of Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) on Wednesday 26 April, Francois Baudin, senior vice president development luxury hotels EMEA at AccorHotels revealed ambitious expansion plans for Iran. The French operator is the first international hotel group to open properties in the country since economic sanctions were lifted in 2015. It currently

Video: How AccorHotels redefined its F&B strategy

by Dina Maaty | 12 Apr 2017

BNC Publishing hospitality group editor, Crystal Chesters interviewed AccorHotels chief executive officer group food & beverage, Amir Nahai at the Global Restaurant Investment Forum at Fairmont The Palm Dubai on 11 April, about his strategies for the development of the group’s global F&B offering.

AccorHotels reveals Egypt expansion

by Sophia Soltani | 10 Dec 2016

AccorHotels has signed four new hotel management agreements with ARCO for new developments in Egypt’s North Coast – all which are slated to open by 2022. The projects include the Fairmont Fuka Bay, Swissôtel Fuka Bay, Novotel Al Alamein City, and ibis Styles Al Alamein City. The addition of these hotel projects increases AccorHotels’ operational

AccorHotels invests $24m for stake in Banyan Tree Hotels

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Dec 2016

Banyan Tree Holdings has inked a deal with French hospitality giant, AccorHotels for a long-term partnership to develop and manage Banyan Tree branded hotels across the world. Banyan Tree will also have access to AccorHotels’ global reservations and sales network, as well as its loyalty programme Le Club AccorHotels. AccorHotels will invest €16 million ($24

Sofitel Abu Dhabi welcomes new chef de cuisine

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Nov 2016

Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche has appointed Gari Abdel as chef de cuisine. Most recently Abdel was executive sous chef on the pre-opening team of Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts in Dubai. Prior to this, Abdel headed up the kitchen at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa and was part of the pre-opening teams for

AccorHotels seals deal for Downtown Dubai property

by Sophia Soltani | 27 Oct 2016

AccorHotels has signed a management agreement with Acropole Holdings Limited for the Novotel Downtown Dubai. Construction work on the hotel will commence in February 2017, with an anticipated opening date prior to Expo 2020. The Novotel Downtown Dubai will be located on Burj Khalifa Street and will serve as an internationally branded upper-midscale option with

Cover Story: New wave marketing

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Aug 2016

From social messaging to 3D storytelling, Hotel News ME looks at creative techniques being used to engage hotel guests around the world. Today’s guests demand more from their hotel brands than ever before.  They expect a personalised service and their needs to be anticipated and this is definitely not limited to their in-house experience. Guests

AccorHotels acquires FRHI Hotels & Resorts in mega-merger deal

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Jul 2016

AccorHotels has officially sealed the deal and acquired FRHI Hotels and Resorts in a mega-merger that will see luxury brands Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel join Accor’s existing portfolio. The acquisition now means that AccorHotels will have 150 hotels – in operation and under management – in the Middle East region, presenting more than 45,000 rooms

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