hospitality

Cover Story: The JA Way

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Apr 2019

It’s a year of rapid change for JA Resorts & Hotels, one of Dubai’s longest-serving homegrown hospitality brands. Fresh blood in the leadership team is catapulting the company into the future with a new vision and mission, a reinvigoration of the brand, new properties, and renovations. Mahak Mannan catches up with Anthony Ross, CEO of

IHG Signs Agreement For Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Apr 2019

IHG InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the signing of Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef, marking the debut of the brand in Bahrain. Expected to open in January 2020, the 128-room extended stay hotel will operate under a management agreement with developer, Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company S.P.C. Located in the heart of the capital,

Dusit Residence Dubai Marina to Re-brand As Dusit Princess Residences

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Apr 2019

Dusit International has signed a Franchise Agreement with Al Masar Hotel Management LLC, to upgrade the former Dusit Residence Dubai Marina to the Dusit Princess Residences Dubai Marina. Located at the Marina, the 146-key property is currently being refurbished and will comprise of serviced apartments, holiday homes and residential units in a choice of one,

New GM At Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deira

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Apr 2019

Crowne Plaza Dubai-Deira has announced the appointment of its new general manager, Georges El Hachem. El Hachem holds a degree in Hospitality Management and started his journey with the IHG brand when he joined Phoenicia InterContinental Beirut in April 2002 trying himself in various roles of food & beverage, housekeeping, reservations, and sales departments. El Hachem

A New Spanish Restaurant Is Opening At Le Meridien Dubai

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Apr 2019

The new restaurant will bring the famous culinary tradition of Tapas to Dubai. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre is all geared up to introduce a new dining spot, Bebemos, this month. Steering clear from Spanish clichés of bullfighting, flamenco, and castanets, the hotel is bringing Spain’s tradition of Tapa and authentic Spanish cuisine

IHG Signs Two Holiday Inn Properties In Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Apr 2019

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed two franchise agreements including Holiday Inn Madinah King Abdulaziz Road with Loulouat Al Madinah Hospitality and Holiday Inn Jeddah Al Hamra with Al Hokair Group. The agreements were signed and announced at Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2019 in Ras Al Khaimah. The signings consolidate IHG’s strategy to expand its

Hilton To Open 100 Hotels Across Middle East and North Africa

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Apr 2019

With its rapidly developing pipeline in the Middle East and North Africa, Hilton expects to open almost 100 hotels in the region in the next five years. This will be mainly in markets such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Morocco, and Egypt, equating to a $9 billion investment by Hilton’s development partners, including

19 New Marriott International Properties To Open in 2019

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Apr 2019

Marriott International today announced it expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019.  Underpinning a strong demand for its diverse brands, the new additions are in line with the company’s expansion plans to add more than 100 new properties and nearly 26,000 rooms across

MR Properties Break Ground On Two New Hotels In Al Marjan Island

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Apr 2019

MR Properties has announced the launch of two new hotels in Al Marjan Island the flagship of Marjan, the master-developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah. Having already launched Double Tree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, MR Properties recently broke ground for Hampton by Hilton on Al Marjan Island, the largest under

SHORTLIST: Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2019

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Apr 2019

After receiving a record number of nominations, the shortlist for the Leaders in Hospitality Awards has been revealed below. HOTEL CATEGORIES Leading New Hotel Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai W Amman Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront Rove Dubai Marina Al Bait Sharjah Pearl Rotana Capital Centre W Dubai – The Palm Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas









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