Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall Opens In Kuwait

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jan 2019

Hyatt continues steadfast Middle East expansion with the opening of its first of two new Kuwait properties  Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall, marking the reintroduction of the Hyatt Regency brand to Kuwait. The opening marks the first of two Hyatt properties in collaboration with Tamdeen Group, the

Swiss-Belhotel International makes pre-opening appointment in Kuwait

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Jul 2018

The group has has appointed Hakan Gencer as the hotel manager of its upcoming properties in Kuwait. Swiss-Belhotel Bneid Al Gar is scheduled to open in Q4 2018 and Swiss-Belresidences Al Sharq is scheduled to open in Q3 2019 and Gencer will be responsible to establish the pre-opening office for Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar. Making

Major appointment by Crowne Plaza & Holiday Inn Kuwait Al Thuraya City

by Patrick Ryan | 13 May 2018

Crowne Plaza & Holiday Inn Kuwait Al Thuraya City has announced that Raffi Torikian has been named executive assistant manager. In addition to stepping in for the general manager in their absence, Torikian will be responsible for providing day-to- day leadership and direction through “maximising financial returns, driving people development, creating and maintaining a unique

Carlson Rezidor rebrands to Radisson Hotel Group

by Patrick Ryan | 06 Mar 2018

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced its rebranding to Radisson Hotel Group, effective immediately, at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin. “Today is the start of an exciting era for the Radisson Hotel Group, united by our new brand and long-term vision to become a top three hospitality company in the world,” said Federico

Hotels in Middle East report drop in annual room rate

by Patrick Ryan | 24 Jan 2018

Hotels in the Middle East reported negative 2017 room rate performance results, according to data that was posted by STR.   United Arab Emirates Occupancy: +0.5% to 75.1% Average daily rate (ADR): -3.8% to AED599.58 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -3.3% to AED450.04 STR analysts note that supply growth continues to affect hotel performance in

Wendy’s goes fourth in Kuwait

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Nov 2017

 Wendy’s Middle East has opened its fourth store in Kuwait at The Avenues Mall food court. The store joins the three others which are located on Blajat Street in Salmiya, the Marina Mall and across from Al Kout Mall in Fahaheel. Phil Broad, vice president of Food & Beverage at Alghanim Industries, said: “Our primary focus is

Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya opens

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Nov 2017

Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya has officially opened. His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah was guest of honour on November 6 at the grand official opening ceremony of Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, the leading luxury hospitality company’s first address in Kuwait. “We are honoured to welcome

Arby’s opens first of 25 restaurants in Kuwait and KSA

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Oct 2017

American sandwich restaurant brand, Arby’s, has opened its first restaurant in Kuwait, as part of plans to roll out at least 25 restaurants across Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The new restaurant is owned and operated by Al-Kharafi Global for General Trading & Contracting Company-WLL (Kharafi Global). Paul Brown, chief executive officer of Arby’s Restaurant Group

New GM for Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Aug 2017

Kuwait-based Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa has appointed Savino Leone as general manager. Leone, a French national, joins the Jumeirah Group from his previous role as general manager of InterContinental Osaka, in Japan. He previously worked as the general manager of Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park, for four years where he led the pre-opening

IHG signs deal for six brands in Kuwait

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Jun 2017

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with the Bukhamseen Group Holding Company to build and operate IHG hotels exclusively in Kuwait. The agreement grants country wide-exclusivity to the Bukhamseen Group for a 10-year term and covers six IHG brands, including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Resort, Holiday Inn Express

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