Talise by Jumeirah named as Best Hotel Spa Brand

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Sep 2016

Talise by Jumeirah has been named the World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand for the second year running at the World Spa Awards held in Sardinia, Italy. The World Spa Awards serves to celebrate and reward spa industry excellence through the annual awards programme and is the sister event of the World Travel Awards. Paul Hawco,

New Dubai mega-project, Jumeirah Central unveiled by H.H Sheikh Mohammed

by Sophia Soltani | 04 Sep 2016

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced the launch of Jumeirah Central, an urban mixed-use city district expected to become a comprehensive model for future urban planning in Dubai and around the world. The district will comprise 47 million sq.ft

Vegetarian restaurant Govinda’s opens second Dubai branch

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Sep 2016

Vegetarian Indian brand Govinda’s has opened its second outlet in Dubai, 15 years after the flagship venue was first launched in Karama. The new Jumeirah branch serves Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisine. It continues the brand’s original sattvic cooking method, meaning food is prepared without garlic or onion in order to keep the mind clear.

The panel: Sorting out the staff

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Aug 2016

There are more hotels opening their doors now than ever before – but that doesn’t mean the challenges of people management have diminished. Hotel News ME talks to the backbone of human capital – the HR department – to find out how their roles are evolving and whether recruitment agencies ultimately help or hinder the

Nakheel inks deal with Dhabi Contracting for 18-storey hotel in JVC

by Sophia Soltani | 11 Aug 2016

Dubai based developer, Nakheel has inked a deal worth Dh1.5 bn for the construction of its Al Khail Avenue retail, dining and entertainment hub alongside plans to incorporate its hospitality porttfolio into the mix by adding a 252-room hotel to the complex. The contract was awarded to UAE-based Dhabi Contracting, with construction set to begin

Jumeirah Group makes series of senior leadership appointments

by Sophia Soltani | 09 Aug 2016

Jumeirah Group has made a series of senior leadership appointments to its management teams. British National, Graham Kiy has been named as the group’s new  regional vice president where in his role he will head operations across Greater China, where currently there are eight hotels in Jumeirah’s  pipeline.  Kiy will also continue his responsibilities leading

Jumeirah Group launches new buggies showcasing Emirati female’s artistic designs

by Sophia Soltani | 07 Jun 2016

Jumeirah Group and Dubai Culture and Brand, have partnered up to showcase the work of four female, Emirati artists, with their designs splashed across 101 new, luxurious buggies which will chauffeur guests around Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Beach Hotel.  Unveiling the fleet of buggies, Margaret Paul, general manager of Madinat Jumeirah, said: “With a beach

AHIC 2016 unveils exclusive data on hotel performance

by Sophia Soltani | 01 May 2016

The organisers of Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) shared exclusive data from Colliers International, HVS, and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) on the last day of the event, which took place from 26 – 28 April at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. While Colliers International presented performance data from 29 submarkets in the Middle East, HVS Dubai revealed

Lime Tree Café celebrates 15th anniversary

by Dina Maaty | 01 May 2016

Homegrown Dubai F&B concept, Lime Tree Café is celebrating its 15th anniversary. The first venue under the brand opened in Jumeirah in 2001, offering health-focused deli-style food, with organic, Fair Trade coffee and tea. Corinne Bowker, managing partner, Lime Tree Café commented: “When we first established The Lime Tree Café in Jumeirah, our vision was

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 

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