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Marriott International opens second boutique hotel in Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Dec 2016

Marriott International has opened its second boutique hotel in Dubai – La Ville Hotel and Suites, part of the Autograph Collection, joining Habtoor Grand Beach Resort and Spa. Comprising of 77 rooms, 11 suites and 68 apartments, guest rooms are poised to offer urban luxury through décor led by sophisticated neutral furnishings, combined with contemporary

Harnisch, former COO of Carlson Rezidor joins Emaar Hospitality Group

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Dec 2016

Emaar Properties PJSC has appointed Olivier Harnisch as the new Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, its hospitality & leisure business.  A seasoned hotelier with more than 30 years of hospitality experience, Harnisch joins Emaar from his latest stint as COO in Brussels with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group where he was responsible for a portfolio

COVER STORY: Park Life

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Dec 2016

The UAE has witnessed an epic transformation since it was formed 45 years ago. Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which were once sleepy fishing villages, inhabited by Bedouins, pearl divers and traders, have rapidly evolved into global economic powerhouses, home to some of the world’s busiest airports and attracting a growing number of international tourists.  

Taj Dubai names new GM

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Dec 2016

Taj Dubai has named Ranjit Phillipose as the property’s new general manager following the departure of Jason Harding. An Indian-born British national, Phillipose joins the team with over twenty years of hospitality industry experience in luxury hotels across five countries and three continents. Having started his journey in 1993 with Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces

Kempinski’s youngest GM moves on from the Middle East

by Sophia Soltani | 12 Dec 2016

Kai Schukowski – Kempinski’s youngest GM is due to leave his role in the Middle East to pursue his career with Kempinski Hotels in Europe. Schukowski will leave Kempinski Hotel, Ajman at the end of December 2016, where he will begin his new tenure as General Manager at Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square, located in the

IMG World of Adventures reveals plans for new mega-project in Dubai

by Sophia Soltani | 11 Dec 2016

IMG Worlds, the Dubai-based owner and operator of IMG World of Adventures has revealed plans to build a new, two million sqft  theme park – IMG Worlds of Legends.  The all new IMG Worlds of Legends, will feature nine zones which are set to bring together globally celebrated entertainment brands, including Ubisoft, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Saban

AccorHotels reveals Egypt expansion

by Sophia Soltani | 10 Dec 2016

AccorHotels has signed four new hotel management agreements with ARCO for new developments in Egypt’s North Coast – all which are slated to open by 2022. The projects include the Fairmont Fuka Bay, Swissôtel Fuka Bay, Novotel Al Alamein City, and ibis Styles Al Alamein City. The addition of these hotel projects increases AccorHotels’ operational

AccorHotels invests $24m for stake in Banyan Tree Hotels

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Dec 2016

Banyan Tree Holdings has inked a deal with French hospitality giant, AccorHotels for a long-term partnership to develop and manage Banyan Tree branded hotels across the world. Banyan Tree will also have access to AccorHotels’ global reservations and sales network, as well as its loyalty programme Le Club AccorHotels. AccorHotels will invest €16 million ($24

FACE TO FACE: Dubai’s sea breeze

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Dec 2016

Jumierah Al Naseem marks the completion of one of Dubai’s most iconic properties – Madinat Jumierah. Newly appointed Richard Alexander, general manager, Jumeirah Al Naseem tells Hotel News ME how the youngest member of the successful Arabian resort’s family of hotels is set to breeze onto Dubai’s shoreline and make its mark.  Nestled away on

Rove Hotels opens second Dubai property

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Dec 2016

Rove Hotels – Emaar Hospitality Group’s mid-scale lifestyle hotel brand  has opened its second property in Dubai.  Rove City Centre, under Rove Hotels, a joint venture of Emaar Properties and Meraas Holding, opens following the successful launch of Rove Downtown Dubai, next to The Dubai Mall and the Dubai International Financial Centre. Seven Rove Hotels









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