hospitality

Dubai Investments Partners With Millennium Hotels & Resorts

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Jan 2019

Dubai Investments has signed a partnership with Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA to commence work on the Copthorne Creek Hotel, a 138-room hotel located in Al Hamriya. This is the second hospitality real estate project between the two partners who are also working together on a four-star hotel in Mirdif Hills. The facility will be

AccorHotels Opens Debut Fairmont Property In Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Jan 2019

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand within the AccorHotels network, marks the brand’s debut in the capital city of Saudi Arabia with the opening of the 298-room Fairmont Riyadh. The property is the closest luxury hotel to the King Khalid International Airport and is also one of the only luxury hotels to be located

Take A Proactive Approach To Drive Sustainable Growth, urges HOFTEL CEO

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Jan 2019

The region’s hospitality sector needs to invest in new, proactive strategies in order to thrive in an increasingly competitive market, which is set to see supply climb to record levels in the next 12 months.    Potential approaches, which can avoid a ‘race to the bottom’ on prices, will be among the key talking points

Rixos The Palm Announces A Rebrand

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Jan 2019

Rixos The Palm Dubai has taken a brand new name to mark the launch of its new Luxury Suite Collection. The rebranded Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel and Suites will expand its offering on 25 February to launch an exquisite selection of suites, bringing the total number of rooms and suites on property to 316.

Cover Story: Discovering Emirati Heritage

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Jan 2019

A museum, a library, traditional alleyways, luxurious baths, a gramophone to play your vinyl records inside the rooms, and a slightly tilted circular wind tower are just a few things that will catch your eye when you visit the recently opened Al Bait Sharjah. The boutique property, which is valued at AED200 million, is home

Desert River Expands Table Lights Business

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Jan 2019

Claudia van der Werf, director, Desert River tells Hotel & Catering News ME about their new website for table lighting. How long has Desert River been in the lighting business? We have been selling lighting products to the GCC hospitality sector for over 10 years now. This ranges from large statement lamps for outdoor use

OYO Home Set To Challenge The Middle East’s Hospitality Industry

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Jan 2019

OYO Hotels & Homes, South Asia’s biggest and fastest-growing chain of leased and franchised hotels, homes, and living spaces has announced the launch of OYO Home in Dubai. Starting with 40 homes in the city, the hospitality chain plans to ramp up the footprint to 200 homes in the next six months. It also plans

Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall Opens In Kuwait

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jan 2019

Hyatt continues steadfast Middle East expansion with the opening of its first of two new Kuwait properties  Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall, marking the reintroduction of the Hyatt Regency brand to Kuwait. The opening marks the first of two Hyatt properties in collaboration with Tamdeen Group, the

Italian Brand Stella Di Mare Opens Dubai Property

by Mahak Mannan | 02 Jan 2019

Offering a wide range of amenities for both travellers and UAE residents, alongside a choice of six restaurants and bars, Stella Di Mare, Dubai Marina has now opened its doors. The décor at Stella Di Mare, meaning ‘the star of the sea’ in Italian, uses selected materials imported from Italy and across the world for

Gloria Hotel Re-brands to Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments

by Mahak Mannan | 02 Jan 2019

Al Ghaith Holdings has announced the re-branding of its hospitality product, Gloria Hotel to Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments under the management of Two Seasons Hotel Management LLC. The company described the move as a mutual decision reached amicably between Al Ghaith Holdings and Gloria Hotel Management. The decision to change the brand from Gloria









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