China

Millennium Hotels Signs Agreement With Ctrip.com

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Mar 2019

Ctrip.com International, one of China’s largest integrated travel services companies, has signed an agreement with Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) to develop a global distribution strategy promoting MHR properties to Ctrip’s 300 million-strong customer base. The agreement was announced at ITB Berlin by David Zhou, chief business officer for Accommodation Business Unit of Ctrip and Nayan

Jumeirah Group Strengthens International Porfolio

by Mahak Mannan | 23 Sep 2018

Jumeirah Group announced the launch of Jumeirah Nanjing earlier this month. Under the direction of Jumeirah CEO, José Silva, the group is in a phase of accelerated expansion and this new Jumeirah branded property in China represents an important deliverable in achieving the brand’s global growth ambitions. Located on the banks of the city’s Yangzte

Dubai marks record number of visitors in H1 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 02 Aug 2018

Russia jumps five spots with highest recorded growth at 74% year-on-year and India retains position as Dubai’s top source market with 3% growth in H1 2018. Dubai welcomed a record 8.10 million international overnight tourists during the first six months of 2018, representing a consistent increase within the same period last year. Figures released by

Abu Dhabi hotel guests rise 15.2% in February

by Patrick Ryan | 28 Mar 2018

The number of hotel guests staying in Abu Dhabi during February rose 15.2% compared to 2017

Middle East chefs take part in Cream of Europe campaign

by Dina Maaty | 21 Jul 2016

Two chefs from the Middle East participated in the Singapore leg of Cream of Europe, a three-year global campaign organised by CNIEL, the French Dairy Interbranch Organisation and the EU, to raise awareness of French dairy cream in Asia. Chef Ludovic Audaux, complex executive pastry chef – Al Habtoor City Complex, Dubai and chef Mona

UK tableware manufacturer Steelite acquired by America’s president

by Dina Maaty | 30 Jun 2016

Tableware manufacturer, Steelite International has been acquired by Americas division president John Miles and PNC Riverarch Capital. John Miles has also been appointed the CEO of Steelite International. PNC Riverarch is the private equity affiliate of The PNC Financial Services Group, one of the United States’ largest diversified financial institutions. Miles commented: “Having worked in

China’s HNA to buy Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

by Sophia Soltani | 19 May 2016

A unit of China’s HNA Group has agreed a deal to buy Carlson Hotels, the owner of the Radisson hotel chain, the firms said in a joint statement, continuing a spree of overseas deals by Chinese firms. HNA Tourism Group, a division of aviation and shipping conglomerate HNA Group, will buy 100 percent of Carlson

Kempinski announces five new properties to its global pipeline

by Sophia Soltani | 19 Mar 2016

Five new hotels have been added to the Kempinski pipeline.  Hotels include new openings in Italy, China, Lebanon, Ghana,  and Saudi Arabia, which are all set to join Kempinski’s portfolio during 2016. The group currently operates 72 hotels in 31 countries, with a further 33 projects in the pipeline – including the Kempinski Hotel The









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