Marriott International

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

Marriott inks deal for Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh

by Sophia Soltani | 05 Dec 2016

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Al Maryia Real Estate Establishment to open a Four Points by Sheraton in the capital city of Riyadh.  Scheduled to open in 2019, Four Points by Sheraton King Abdul Aziz Road will offer 130 keys in the Sulaimaniyah district of the city.  The Four Points brand is on

Second Aloft hotel opens in Saudi

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Nov 2016

Aloft Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc has officially opened Aloft Dhahran in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. As part of a growing portfolio of properties owned by FAS Hotels, division of Fawaz Al Hokair group, Aloft Dhahran is a modern design-centric hotel located in the hub of the city across from the Mall

Westin Hotels and Resorts makes Cairo debut

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Nov 2016

Westin Hotels and Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc has opened its first hotel in Egypt, The Westin Cairo Golf Resort and Spa Katameya Dunes. Owned by New Cairo for Real Estate Investment Company, the resort and spa is located in the residential community of Katameya Dunes, anchored by a 27-hole championship golf course designed

Banyan Tree RAK to become Ritz Carlton branded hotels

by Sophia Soltani | 18 Oct 2016

RAK National Hotels (RAKNH), a subsidiary of RAK Hospitality Holding (RAKHH) has inked a deal with Al Hamra Real Estate Development (AHRED) with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to open the branded hotel in Ras Al Khaimah.  Until 14 December 2016, the two properties, the desert and the beach, will continue to be operated by Banyan

Sheraton Oman reopens following extensive renovations

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Oct 2016

Sheraton Hotels and Resorts has reopened the Sheraton Oman following a transformative renovation of its guestrooms, public spaces and food and beverage offerings.  Owned by Al Hashar Hotels LLC, under the umbrella of Al Hashar Group, and in association with Twenty14 Holdings, the 230-room hotel has been a landmark in Muscat for over three decades

Marriott International Completes Acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts

by Sophia Soltani | 26 Sep 2016

Marriott International has completed its acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., creating the world’s largest hotel company. The mega-deal now brings together 30 leading brands including lifestyle brands, luxury and select-service tiers as well as the convention and resort segment. Marriott will match member status across Marriott Rewards – which includes The Ritz-Carlton

Ritz-Carlton inks deal for $600m investment in Sharm el-Sheikh

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Sep 2016

Latif Group of Companies has signed a management agreement to bring The Ritz-Carlton, Sharm el-Sheikh Resort to the Sinai Peninsula. Leading the ceremony was Nasser Abel Latif, Founder and Chairman, Latif Group of Companies and Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Marriott International, Middle East and Africa. The all-new Ritz-Carlton, Sharm el-Sheikh with a total

Dubai Marriott Harbour names new Executive Housekeeper

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Aug 2016

The Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites located in Dubai Marina has names Laura Zanfirescu as the property’s new Executive Housekeeper. Zanfirescu began her career in Spain where she quickly moved through the ranks of housekeeping and into an executive housekeeper role at the Intercontinental Mar Menor Golf Resort in Murcia. She then moved to

Marriott’s Acquisition of Starwood Receives Antitrust Authorisation From Saudi Arabia & Mexico

by Sophia Soltani | 09 Jul 2016

Marriott International, Inc has revealed that it has received authorisation from competition authorities in Saudi Arabia and Mexico to proceed with its acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts in a merger transaction. With these authorisations, the only remaining country in which Marriott and Starwood require pre-merger authorisation from is China. Marriott and Starwood said they

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