Marriott International

Marriott International Launches Tahseen In The UAE To Drive Emiratisation

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Mar 2019

Marriott International has announced the UAE launch of Tahseen, a hospitality training program developed in response to the growing need for local talent within the industry. Developed in partnership with Cornell University, Tahseen is focused on fast tracking the next generation of hospitality leaders from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), by providing them with first-hand

Marriott International Diversifies UAE Portfolio With New Appointments

by Mahak Mannan | 03 Mar 2019

Marriott International has announced the appointments of two senior officials to support the growing market demand in the company’s largest regional market, the UAE. The appointments reflect the company’s new strategic direction to split its portfolio into Premium & Select and Luxury brands. Marriott International’s move to separate its portfolio has been made specifically to

Aleph Hospitality Signs Deal With Marriott International

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Feb 2019

Four Points by Sheraton Monrovia to become the first internationally-branded hotel in Liberia. Pioneering Dubai-based hospitality management company, Aleph Hospitality has announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Marriott International for the first Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Liberia. Located in the capital city, Monrovia, the hotel is due to become the first internationally

Marriott MEA Appoints New Chief Development Officer

by Mahak Mannan | 28 Jan 2019

Marriott International has appointed Jerome Briet as its chief development officer for the Middle East and Africa.   In his new role, Briet will oversee and drive the company’s growth through new-build, conversion, and franchise opportunities across new and established markets in the region. Briet was previously the regional vice president, Mixed-use Development for the Middle

Marriott Set To Roll Out New Loyalty Program In February

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Jan 2019

Marriott International has unveiled Marriott Bonvoy, the new loyalty brand replacing the current loyalty brands, Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), reflecting the benefits in a single loyalty portfolio. Marriott Bonvoy launches on February 13 when the logo and branding begins rolling out across all consumer touchpoints, including on property, marketing

Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah Set To Open In January

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Jan 2019

Four Points by Sheraton will open its doors in Sharjah this month. The property is the brand’s first hotel in the Emirate and will complement the existing sister brand, the Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa. Located in the centre of Sharjah on King Faisal Street close to Al Ittihad Square, the city hotel will

Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha Opens Doors

by Mahak Mannan | 29 Oct 2018

Featuring 216-rooms, Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha marks the brand’s third property in the UAE. Marriott International today announced the opening of a Courtyard by Marriott in Dubai’s residential and business area of Al Barsha.  Featuring flexible spaces to work, network, and relax, Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha provides the ideal destination for travellers looking

Marriott International To Operate Over 80 Hotels by 2023

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Oct 2018

Marriott International continues to reinforce its position in the UAE with the expected addition of 11 new properties by year-end and a robust development outlook over the next five years. Year-to-date, the company has added six new properties and is scheduled to add five more in the country – bringing its portfolio in the UAE

New Hotel Opening: Aloft Deira City Centre

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Aug 2018

With the city’s first licensed VOX cinema and four movie themed suites, the newly opened Aloft, Deira City Centre is giving affordable, city stay-cations a whole new perspective and Alison MacLeod, cluster director of marketing spills the beans on the everything the new property has to offer. With the tag line, Urban Cool on the

World’s Largest Four Points By Sheraton Opens in Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Aug 2018

Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem features over 1,100 rooms, four dining outlets, and nearly 1,000sqm of event space The brand, a part of Marriott International, today announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem in Saudi Arabia, the brand’s largest property globally. Adding over 1,100 rooms to the Holy City,









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