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Rezidor inks deal for three new properties in the UAE

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Aug 2016

Carlson Rezidor has signed three new properties in the UAE. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront and the Park Inn by Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island will welcome the first guests in Q2-2017 and the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View will open its doors in Q1-2018. “The UAE is a key strategic

Dubai to introduce smart food labels

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Aug 2016

Dubai Municipality has signed a contract with Swiss company, SICPA, for a smart inspection and traceability solution for food commodities and halal products. SICPA’s smart track and trace technology, SICPATRACE, guarantees the authenticity of goods and their conformity to certain certification and accreditation. The smart labels used for tracking functions can be applied to a

Dubai’s Nakheel is “debt free” following completion of all sukuk payments

by Sophia Soltani | 23 Aug 2016

Dubai based developer, Nakheel has announced that it will be completely debt-free following full payment of its AED 4.4 bn trade creditor, sukuk on Thursday 25 August 2016. The deal, which is inclusive of all development projects including Nakheel’s hospitality portfolio, namely the recent announcement of the 18-storey hotel project in JVC, the new hotel

Fairmont Hotels launches #FairmontExplorer campaign

by Sophia Soltani | 23 Aug 2016

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts launches #FairmontExplorer  in a bid to tap into travellers across the Middle East, Africa and India. The group’s hotel’s are encouraging budding photographers along their travels to share their greatest journeys on social media for the chance to win a getaway at a luxury Fairmont property. Participants can choose from four

Jannah Hotels & Resorts to expand UAE footprint

by Sophia Soltani | 23 Aug 2016

Jannah Hotels and Resorts is set to expand its presence in the  UAE with the launch of two new properties planned for Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah, set to open before the end of 2016. Jannah Residences City Centre in Abu Dhabi will be located next to Abu Dhabi Mall overlooking the Reem Island

Hansgrohe SE celebrates 115 years of operations

by Sophia Soltani | 23 Aug 2016

German sanitary fittings manufacturer, Hansgrohe SE is celebrating 115 years of operation. Launched in June 1901, Hans Grohe founded a metal spinning workshop in the town of Schiltach in Germany’s Black Forest, 115 years later he could hardly have imagined that the three-man business would become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of bathroom fixtures

Minor Hotels reports profit increase of 73% in first half of 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Aug 2016

Hotel owner, operator and investor, Minor Hotels has reported a net profit increase of 73% in H1, 2016. The hotel group, currently boasts a portfolio of 151 hotels and resorts in 22 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean. Excluding the non-recurring revaluation contributions of the acquisition

Dusit Hotels & Resorts signs deal for DusitPrincess ACES Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 18 Aug 2016

Dusit Hotels and Resorts has signed a management agreement with ACES Property Development to operate DusitPrincess ACES Dubai, a new hotel apartment project within Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai, bringing Dusit’s portfolio to six in the Middle East. Located overlooking the Dubai Marina skyline, and offering access to the new Al Maktoum International Airport, the Palm

Supplier Power List: Monin

by Sophia Soltani | 18 Aug 2016

Monin supplies the industry with a wide variety of products, with over 140 products including premium syrups, gourmet sauces, fruit mixes and frappe powder. Here, GM, Jeremy Colbeck who has been with Monin for six years tells Hotel News ME about the latest flavours to hit the market.  Can you share some details about the

Religious tourism to boost Riyadh & Jeddah hotel slump

by Sophia Soltani | 16 Aug 2016

Religious tourism in Saudi Arabia is expected to drive revenue streams across the hospitality sector as performance in Riyadh and Jeddah slow down. During the second quarter, the average occupancy rates in Mecca and Medina rose by 13% and 4% Y-o-Y, while those in Riyadh and Jeddah declined by 12% and 4 % respectively according

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