hospitality

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

Rotana Marks Growth In Occupancy, ADR And RevPAR

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Mar 2019

Rotana reported positive results across the three key performance metrics in the first two months of 2019 in spite of the economic outlook for the region. “Most of our markets in the region posted firm growth in occupancy, ADR, and RevPAR and this is mainly due to our relentless focus on improving product offering, expanding

Omar Souab To Lead Pre-opening Team At Sofitel Dubai Wafi

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Mar 2019

Accor has announced the appointment of Omar Souab as general manager of Sofitel Dubai Wafi scheduled to open at the end of 2019. Formally with Fairmont Fujairah Beach Resort, within the Accor portfolio, Souab will lead the strategic direction and manage the pre-opening operations of Sofitel’s largest property in the Middle East. Commenting on the

ASGC Leads Construction Of Address Harbour Point Hotel

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Mar 2019

ASGC has been appointed as the main contractor of the Address Harbour Point project in Dubai Creek Harbour. Located on Creek Island Dubai, the premier district where the first residents will move in this year, Address Harbour Point Hotel is also in close proximity to Creek Marina, which features yachting facilities, complete with a yacht

Dubai’s Tourism And Hospitality Sectors Witness Growth In 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Mar 2019

Dubai welcomed 15.92 million international overnight visitors in 2018, marking a new high according to the latest data released by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). Continuing to expand its appeal as a global destination of choice for another year running, Dubai’s top source markets delivered bankable performances with several strategic feeders

Shangri-La Hotel Dubai Appoints New Executive Chef

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Mar 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has announced the appointment of executive chef, Nikolaos Tsimidakis. Hailing from Greece, Chef Tsimidakis has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has spent seven of the 25 years in Dubai. His career has taken him across the globe with positions based in Europe, Oceania, and the United States

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

Nominations Open: Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2019

by Mahak Mannan | 27 Feb 2019

Nominations for this year’s Leaders in Hospitality Awards are now open with a record 29 categories up for grabs. The Leaders in Hospitality Awards, BNC Publishing’s annual award ceremony for the hospitality industry is back for its fourth year running and promises to be a night to remember with a total of 29 categories to

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Continues Growth Across EMEA Region

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Feb 2019

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has continued to further expand its hotel portfolio across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia, and Africa (EMEA), with important new openings, a series of brand launches, and new market entries over the past year. The strong growth in EMEA follows the appointment of Dimitris Manikis as president and managing director for the

JA Beach Hotel Set To Undergo Renovation

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Feb 2019

As the 1 million sqm JA The Resort in Jebel Ali prepares to add a third hotel to the area, JA Beach Hotel will also undergo an extensive makeover and refurbishment, ensuring all three properties in JA The Resort compete with a unique style and proposition.  An intrinsic landmark in the history of Dubai’s rapid









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