hospitality

Voco Debuts in Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 20 Dec 2018

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Rajhi & Sons Investment Co, to convert and rebrand two hotels in Saudi Arabia. Under the management agreements, Coral Hotel will be converted to voco Al Khobar, the first voco in the country, and Holiday Inn Al Khobar Ulaya, will undergo major refurbishment to

Dukes Dubai Partners With Emirates Red Crescent

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Dec 2018

Dukes Dubai, hosted a Christmas tree lighting ceremony where they hosted children in need from the Emirates Red Crescent Society. Tristan de la Porte du Theil, general manager of Dukes Dubai said “I am excited to announce the launch of what we hope to be a long and successful collaboration with the Emirates Red Crescent, an

Campbell Gray Hotels Marks Middle East Debut In Bahrain

by Mahak Mannan | 19 Dec 2018

The Merchant House, Manama, Bahrain is now accepting reservations gearing up for the property’s official opening in January 2019. The all-suite boutique property is Campbell Gray Hotels’ first property in the GCC, following the success of Le Gray in Beirut. Located in the heart of the city alongside Bab el-Bahrain Souk overlooking the city’s financial

First Look: Al Bait Sharjah

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Dec 2018

We take a look inside the recently opened 5-star heritage resort.    

Jumeirah Group Opens Its First Luxury Eco-Conscious Resort

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Dec 2018

Jumeirah Group has opened its latest property, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, the group’s first luxury eco-conscious resort. “This Resort is a place like no other. Located next to one of the most spectacular beaches in the Arabian Gulf, every aspect of the resort’s design has been influenced by the beauty of this location,” said

Opinion: On The Subject of Tourism

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Dec 2018

Zaid Maleh, managing director at Modul University, shines a light on the university that is empowering industry professionals and transforming them into the next generation of tourism industry leaders Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries, and an important part of the government’s diversification efforts to drive economic growth in the non-oil sectors. According

GHM Opens Traditional Emirati 5-Star Hotel In Sharjah

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Dec 2018

Al Bait Sharjah, a new boutique 5-star luxury resort in Sharjah officially opened on Thursday. The new hotel becomes the first 5-star luxury hospitality brand in the UAE built on and inspired by rich Emirati heritage and culture Al Bait, which translates to, The Home, is part of an Emirati conservation project in Sharjah spearheaded

Deals Worth Over AED5 Billion Signed At SIAL 2018

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Dec 2018

The ninth edition of SIAL Middle East, the food, beverage, and hospitality event and the fourth edition of Abu Dhabi Date Palm Exhibition concluded yesterday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, facilitating 135 trade deals valued over AED5 billion during its three-day run.   The event drew the participation of 1,089 exhibitors, 34 country and

Mama Zonia Opens Doors

by Mahak Mannan | 12 Dec 2018

Hidden in the depths of Dubai Marina, Mama Zonia is designed to take guests on a journey through the Amazon rainforest where inspiring creativity ignites the senses. A tropical chic restaurant, bar, and lounge, diners at Mama Zonia are welcomed by live tribal drummers evoking the sounds of an Amazon tribe, before taking in the

Lapita Hotel Installs Polynesian Earth Oven

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Dec 2018

Lapita Hotel at Dubai Parks and Resorts has installed a brand-new Polynesian earth oven at Kalea restaurant, further cementing its position as Dubai’s authentic Polynesian-themed hotel. The earth oven or cooking pit which is known as a Hāngī or Umu in Polynesian cultures, is a unique, ancient method of cooking meat and vegetables underground using









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