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Cayan Group reveals plans to set up Hotel Apartment Tower

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Nov 2016

Cayan Group has revealed plans to develop and launch a Hotel Apartments Tower at Cayan Cantara. The Hotel Apartments Tower, will be managed and operated by a well known hospitality giant in the Middle East. “The unbridled success of the first Cayan Cantara tower prompted us to carry on with our master plan for the

ROUND-UP: Serviced Apartment Summit MEA 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Nov 2016

More than 160 international delegates attended the second annual Serviced Apartment Summit MEA in Dubai this week. Held at the Fairmont The Palm, the event attracted delegates from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, India, Indonesia, US, UK, Singapore, Russia, The Netherlands and Germany. Despite a turbulent year for the region’s economy, with

5 Minutes with… Guido de Wilde, SVP, Starwood Hotels

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Jul 2016

5 Minutes with… Guido de Wilde, senior vice president, regional director, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Middle East on the group’s challenges, key achievements and future goals. What were the hotel group’s key achievements and milestones in 2015? We introduced The Luxury Collection in Lebanon with the opening of the Grand Hills, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Country focus: The Seven Emirates

by Sophia Soltani | 10 May 2016

The tourism and hospitality industry is a major pillar of the UAE economy, contributing 8% of GDP in 2015.  With the country forecasted to register 4% growth this year Sophia Soltani reports on the growing tourist arrivals and their impact on the economic outlook. With the performance of the UAE’s hospitality sector weakened by a

Starwood Hotels and Resorts inks five new properties

by Sophia Soltani | 03 May 2016

The hotel group has revealed that it is on track to grow its portfolio in the Middle East to 100 hotels by 2020. This follows five new deal signings that will add over 1,200 rooms in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.  Starwood will also open five hotels in 2016 across the three countries. “The

Jumeirah Al Naseem set welcome first guests in October 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Apr 2016

Jumeirah Al Naseem, Madinat Jumeirah’s newest hotel will open during summer 2016, marking the completion of one of the world’s leading luxury resorts. With construction of the 430-room ‘resort within a resort’ well underway, reservations are now open  for stays after 1 October 2016. Arabic for ‘sea breeze’, the name ‘Al Naseem’ reflects both the 

Jannah: An interpretation of paradise

by Sophia Soltani | 04 Apr 2016

CEO of Jannah Hotels and Resorts, Nehme Imad Darwiche tells Hotel News ME why the core of his business strategy is formed around the traditions of Bedouin hospitality and the importance of cultural hospitality in an overcrowded market.  It’s not often that you hear about a 31-year-old self-made CEO running the show, but Nehme Imad

Courtyard by Marriott, Dubai Green Community assists locals affected by floods

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Mar 2016

Following the adverse weather conditions and floods seen in the UAE on 8-9 March, staff at the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community have been assisting the local community clean up their homes following any damage caused by the rain.  Staff at the Courtyard by Marriott Dubai Green Community have been fostering their own ‘spirit

DUKES Dubai appoints new head of marketing and communications

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Mar 2016

DUKES Dubai has appointed Shamia Mouratsing as  head of marketing and communications. Placed in good stead for her new role, Mouratsing brings with her more than 13 years’ experience and will now be in charge of positioning and promoting  the hotel and hotel apartments on Palm Jumeirah,  A graduate of Emirates Aviation College, Mouratsing will be

Nakheel signs deal with Minor Hotel Group to manage new AVANI hotel

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Feb 2016

Dubai based property developer Nakheel have signed a management agreement with Minor Hotel Group to manage a new 372 room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall that will operate under the AVANI Hotels and Resorts brand. The Letter of Intent was signed in Bangkok by Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and William Heinecke, founder, chairman and

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