GCC hotels

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort appoints new director of sales

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Aug 2017

 Dariya Bushmakina has been appointed as director of sales for Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort. Bushmakina will oversee the aggressive sales and revenue generation for Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort and will specifically target the high end corporate, leisure segments and groups. Kevin Lawless, general manager of Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort, said: “Dariya brings with her a wealth

AED233 million MEP work to start at Fairmont Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Aug 2017

Drake & Scull International has announced it will proceed with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works for the Fairmont Abu Dhabi Hotel and Serviced Apartments as part of a AED 233 million contract.  The entire project consists of the 39-storey tower comprising of 563 rooms in the five-star hotel and 249 serviced apartments. Mohammad

On The Spot: Abdelfattah Mohammed

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Aug 2017

Abdelfattah Mohammed, outlet manager, Oasis Café – Danat Al Ain Resort reveals all to Hotel News Middle East… What’s the best thing about your job? The best thing about my job is getting the chance to entertain guests of different cultures. Talking to them and making sure they are comfortable and from these conversations, I

New GM for Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Aug 2017

Kuwait-based Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa has appointed Savino Leone as general manager. Leone, a French national, joins the Jumeirah Group from his previous role as general manager of InterContinental Osaka, in Japan. He previously worked as the general manager of Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park, for four years where he led the pre-opening

New director of sales for Copthorne Hotel Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Aug 2017

Copthorne Hotel Dubai has appointed Noushad Abdulrahim as director of sales. His career includes stints in South India at Taj Garden Retreat, Kerala and Casa Anjuna, Goa, before moving to the UAE in 2007. “Abdulrahim has worked his way up the ranks following his degree in hotel management at Kerala University which led to an

New general manager for Coral Beach Resort Sharjah

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Aug 2017

Hospitality Management Holding has promoted  Haytham Aziz to general manager of Coral Beach Resort Sharjah. Aziz has over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 2003 where he spent over a decade working his way up with the various brands in the group. Ferghal Purcell, chief operation

Chain focus: Kempinski Hotels

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Aug 2017

Established in 1897, Kempinski Hotels has a a portfolio of 76 five-star hotels and residences in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In the Middle East it has 21 properties alone. Q+A with Henk Meyknecht, chief operating officer, Middle East & Africa, Kempinski Hotels What

Emaar announces Address Marassi Beach Resort in Egypt

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Aug 2017

Emaar Hospitality Group has announced the launch of the 140-room Address Marassi Beach Resort in Egypt. The project is the group’s second property in Egypt and is one of 14 upcoming properties in its Address Hotels + Resorts portfolio. Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Address Marassi Beach Resort is one of

Swiss-Belhotel International launches second property in Jordan

by Patrick Ryan | 10 Aug 2017

Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the opening of its second property in Jordan. The Marina Plaza Hotel by Swiss-Belhotel is a 260-key resort located in Tala Bay. Laurent A. Voivenel, senior vice president, operations and development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, said: “We are proud to welcome Marina Plaza Hotel by Swiss-Belhotel

Nakheel awards AED430 million in contracts for Deira Islands

by Patrick Ryan | 09 Aug 2017

Dubai-based developer Nakheel has awarded four contracts totalling AED430 million for its Deira Islands project, its new, 15.3 sq-km waterfront city currently under construction in Dubai. An AED14.5 million contract for piling work on a 800-room resort was awarded to Delta Foundations (Dubai branch). A construction tender for the resort – a joint venture hospitality project with Spain’s RIU Hotels

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