Aloft

New GM at Aloft and Element Me’aisam

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Mar 2019

Aloft Me’aisam, Element Me’aisam, and Aloft Dubai South have announced the appointment of Elaine Watson as cluster general manager. In her new role, Watson will oversee the management and operations of all three properties. A dynamic and goal-orientated professional, with extensive experience in the international hospitality industry, Watson is a hands-on general manager who has demonstrated a

New Hotel Opening: Aloft Deira City Centre

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Aug 2018

With the city’s first licensed VOX cinema and four movie themed suites, the newly opened Aloft, Deira City Centre is giving affordable, city stay-cations a whole new perspective and Alison MacLeod, cluster director of marketing spills the beans on the everything the new property has to offer. With the tag line, Urban Cool on the

GM Interview: Putting Aloft Palm Jumeirah on the map

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Jul 2018

Donned in a denim jeans and blazer to blend in the semi-casual atmosphere at the recently opened Aloft, Palm Jumeirah, we spoke to general manager Max Wiegerinck on how the property is a game changer in Dubai’s hospitality market. Standing out from other properties under the same name, Aloft, Palm Jumeirah is giving a leisure

A Mexican affair at Aloft Palm Jumeirah

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Apr 2018

A new Mexican restaurant, Luchador opened its doors to the public last week. The authentic Mexican roof cantina and lounge, located at the Aloft Palm Jumeirah draws inspiration from Mexico’s most iconic and entertaining sport, Lucha Libre. Commenting on the launch general manager Max Wiegerinck said: “Luchador celebrates the Mexican way of life, blending incredible

First Look: Aloft Palm Jumeirah

by Dina Maaty | 22 Jan 2018

Marriott International today announced the opening of the design-led Aloft Palm Jumeirah, the first Aloft to open in the buzzing city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.  Located on the Eastern crescent of the Palm Jumeirah, the hotel delivers a distinct lifestyle experience to the iconic landmark with its tech-forward approach, vibrant social experiences

New cluster GM announced for Dubai’s Element and Aloft hotels

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Aug 2017

Marriott International has appointed Stuart Birkwood as cluster general manager for its upcoming properties in Dubai – Aloft Me’aisem, Element Me’aisem, and Aloft Dubai South. Aloft Me’aisem is due to open at the end of the year; Element Me’aisem will mark the debut of the Element brand in the Middle East while the  145-room Aloft Dubai

5 Minutes with… Guido de Wilde, SVP, Starwood Hotels

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Jul 2016

5 Minutes with… Guido de Wilde, senior vice president, regional director, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Middle East on the group’s challenges, key achievements and future goals. What were the hotel group’s key achievements and milestones in 2015? We introduced The Luxury Collection in Lebanon with the opening of the Grand Hills, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Starwood Hotels and Resorts inks five new properties

by Sophia Soltani | 03 May 2016

The hotel group has revealed that it is on track to grow its portfolio in the Middle East to 100 hotels by 2020. This follows five new deal signings that will add over 1,200 rooms in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.  Starwood will also open five hotels in 2016 across the three countries. “The

Starwood Hotels & Resorts to open Aloft hotel in Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 05 Mar 2016

Starwood Hotels and Resorts is set to bring Aloft to Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah following an agreement with Rashid Al Abbar, the new hotel will feature 192-rooms, and open in 2017.  Aloft Dubai, The Palm will including 10 suites, with platform beds, walk-in showers and Bliss amenities. The resort will offer guests access to a 500-metre









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