Emaar launches virtual reality tours

by Patrick Ryan | 04 Jun 2017

Emaar Hospitality Group has introduced panoramic, 360 degrees virtual tours of its hotels in Dubai. The virtual tours covers Address Hotels & Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts (pictured right) and Rove Hotels. Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Introducing innovative digital experiences is part of our strategy to further enhance the guest

Emaar launches new hotel management agreement model

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Apr 2017

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties PJSC, has launched a new model for hotel management agreements. The new model offered by Emaar Hospitality Group is based only on an incentive fee, which is driven by the operator’s ability to generate profits rather than revenues. Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer of

Emaar Hospitality Group unveils six new hotel projects

by Crystal Chesters | 25 Apr 2017

Emaar Hospitality Group has unveiled six new hotel projects as part of its regional and international expansion plans, at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017. The new hotels and serviced residences in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Egypt add to a portfolio of upcoming properties under the three hotel brands of Emaar Hospitality Group – the

Emaar launches Vida Residences Dubai Marina

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Mar 2017

Emaar has unveiled Miami-inspired residences by Vida Hotels and Resorts in Dubai Marina. Vida Residences Dubai Marina consists of one to four-bedroom apartments and shares a range of amenities with the Vida Hotel, an upscale, contemporary hotel brand. Emaar Properties managing director Ahmad Al Matrooshi said: “Vida Residences Dubai Marina offers a distinctive lifestyle choice for

Address Boulevard launches in Downtown Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 05 Mar 2017

Emaar Hospitality Group has opened the Address Boulevard in Downtown Dubai. The property is part of Emaar’s Address Hotels and Resorts portfolio. Emaar Hospitality Group chief operating officer Chris Newman said: “Address Boulevard is another statement on the ambition of Emaar Hospitality Group to set new industry standards. A celebration of the hospitality excellence that we

Eat the World DXB returns to Dubai in February

by Crystal Chesters | 18 Jan 2017

Etisalat presents Eat the World DXB, the UAE’s international street food and food truck event will return to Burj Park in Downtown Dubai from 23-25 February, 2017. After the inaugural Eat the World DXB’s ‘Best of British’ food trader and food truck concept attracted a crowd of 20,000-plus foodies and their families last year, the

Emaar to open five-star hotel in Ras Al Khaimah

by Crystal Chesters | 27 Dec 2016

Emaar has signed an agreement with Al Marjan Island to develop a 2 million ft2 mixed-use project in Ras Al Khaimah, which includes a five-star luxury hotel, serviced residences and a retail component. With the objective of growing the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors on Al Marjan Island, the development marks Emaar’s debut in Ras

Harnisch, former COO of Carlson Rezidor joins Emaar Hospitality Group

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Dec 2016

Emaar Properties PJSC has appointed Olivier Harnisch as the new Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, its hospitality & leisure business.  A seasoned hotelier with more than 30 years of hospitality experience, Harnisch joins Emaar from his latest stint as COO in Brussels with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group where he was responsible for a portfolio

Rove Hotels opens second Dubai property

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Dec 2016

Rove Hotels – Emaar Hospitality Group’s mid-scale lifestyle hotel brand  has opened its second property in Dubai.  Rove City Centre, under Rove Hotels, a joint venture of Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding, opens following the successful launch of Rove Downtown Dubai, next to The Dubai Mall and the Dubai International Financial Centre. Seven Rove Hotels

INTERVIEW: Capturing the essence of Emaar

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Oct 2016

Tasked with handling Emaar’s aggressive hospitality expansion plans, Chris Newman, chief operating officer, Emaar Hospitality Group, tells Sophia Soltani why tomorrow’s leaders shouldn’t stop learning at the university gates and how the hospitality division of Emaar is turning current challenges seen in the industry into their successes. Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group manages a variety of

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