Al Habtoor Group

New COO Joins Al Habtoor Group

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Oct 2018

Al Habtoor Group has appointed Rahim Abu Omar as the new chief operating officer, Hospitality Division. A seasoned hospitality management professional, Abu Omar has played an active role in successfully launching the group’s landmark properties like the Metropolitan Beach Resort & Club, Metropolitan Palace Hotel Dubai, Metropolitan Palace Hotel Beirut, Habtoor Grand Beirut, and Habtoor

Hilton takes over Al Habtoor City

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Aug 2018

The group has ended its partnership with Marriott International and brought in Hilton Hotels and Resorts. Mohammed Al Habtoor, vice chairman & CEO of Al Habtoor Group and Ian R. Carter, president, global development, architecture, design, and construction, Hilton, announced a new franchise agreement, effective as of 1 August 2018, for the three hotels at

Dubai’s Metropolitan Hotel re-opens after three-year closure

by Crystal Chesters | 29 Dec 2016

Al Habtoor Group’s The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai has re-opened in a new location on Sheikh Zayed Road, following a three-year closure. The original hotel was built in 1979 and demolished in 2013 to make way for Al Habtoor City, which houses the St. Regis, W and Westin Al Habtoor City and The Dubai Water Canal.

The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai to make a comeback

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Oct 2016

The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai on Shaikh Zayed Road, which was demolished in May 2013 to make way for Al Habtoor City, is set to make a comeback. The hotel is set to reopen its doors to guests before the end of this year said Al Habtoor Group. The original Metropolitan Hotel was built in 1979

Dubai hits new milestone with 100,000 hotel rooms

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Oct 2016

The hospitality industry in Dubai has hit a  new milestone, with 100,000 rooms open across its hotel and hotel apartment inventory following the opening of The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. Celebrating the key achievement, industry heavyweights from Dubai’s tourism industry came together to mark the city’s milestone achievement, including His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri,

Dubai’s The Atrium at Al Habtoor City launches first F&B venue

by Crystal Chesters | 02 Aug 2016

The Atrium, a collection of restaurant and entertainment outlets at the centre of Al Habtoor City, Dubai, has launched its first venue, The Rose & Crown, a traditional British pub set to open in August. Located at street level, the venue has its own entrance separate from the hotel, with a traditional London phone box

Metropolitan Catering re-opens following multimillion-dirham refurb

by Dina Maaty | 14 Jul 2016

Following a multimillion-dirham investment, Habtoor Group’s Metropolitan Catering has re-opened. The refurbished facility features new kitchen facilities spanning 18,000ft2 with the capacity to produce 45,000 meals per day. Established for more than three decades, the facility, located in Jebel Ali Free Zone, offers private, corporate and commercial catering, with a focus on quality and value

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