middle east new hotels

Wyndham steps out at Arabian Travel Market

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Mar 2017

The soon to be opened Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche will be participating in this year’s Arabian Travel Market  from April 24-27. The first Wyndham Garden hotel in the UAE, Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche is expected to be open for business in the last quarter of 2017. Cluster general manager for the three properties Iftikhar Hamdani said:”We are

Time Hotels sets sights on future with new appointment

by Patrick Ryan | 09 Mar 2017

UAE based Time Hotels has appointed Mahmoud Al Zaibak to the position of director of business development as the company sets its sights on 10 new properties in the Middle East by 2018. The Syrian national has more than 17 years of corporate hospitality experience in senior sales positions having established numerous sales strategies and implemented

The St. Regis opens first polo resort

by Patrick Ryan | 09 Mar 2017

The world’s first St. Regis Polo Resort has opened in Dubai. Owned by the Al Habtoor Group, The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club is the first property of its kind within the group. It promises a range of polo experiences as well as 136 rooms and suites, 25 St. Regis branded

First look: Dukes Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 23 Feb 2017

You can’t get away from the sheer Britishness of Dukes. Rumour has it that it was in the hotel’s London branch that patron Ian Fleming was so enamoured with one particular drink there, the vodka Martini, that he made it the tipple of choice for his most famous literary creation, James Bond. It’s that level

Marriott opens second property in Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Feb 2017

Marriott Hotels has opened its second property in Abu Dhabi with the Marriott Hotel Al Forsan. The five-star hotel which opened its doors on 16 February has 400 beds and has six different hospitality venues. Marriott Hotel Al Forsan’s general manager Richard Bleakley said:”Opening the doors to this hotel has put a real marker in

Alrayyan Hotel Doha is putting families first

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Feb 2017

The newly opened Alrayyan Hotel Doha is confident that targeting the family sector will help it to avoid the financial difficulties that are affecting economies across the globe. Hotel News Middle East was among those in attendance at a special roundtable event at the hotel, which is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, to mark the

Increase in under contract rooms across Middle East

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Feb 2017

There is a 5.1% increase in rooms that are under contract in the Middle East compared to January 2016 with  159,581 rooms in 556 hotel projects. Under contract refers to projects that are in the construction, final planning and planning stages. The figures were released by STR and refer to January, 2017. Saudi Arabia has

dusitD2 opens in Barsha Heights, Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 06 Feb 2017

The 237 key dusitD2 has opened in Barsha Heights. The hotel has a focus on art throughout the property with a tailored collaboration of exclusive pieces from Emirati artist Zeinab Al Hashemi. Alya Al Noaimi innovation advisor and creative director for the hotel said: “I have always had an interest in how art and creativity can

Rezidor Hotel Group acquires two new hotels in Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 06 Feb 2017

The Rezidor Hotel Group has signed two new Radisson Blu hotels in International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) and Dubai Studio City. These new signings, in partnership with the Dubai-based Bin Haider Group, follow on from Rezidor’s recent announcement that it will open 14 new hotels in the UAE by 2019, and part of expansion plans to have 100

Central Hotels expand in Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Feb 2017

Central Hotels has announced plans to open three hotels in Dubai in 2017. There will be one property in the Burj Khalifa district, in Business Bay, with 284 keys, expected to open in the third quarter of 2017. That will be followed by two properties in The Palm, with 208 and 204 keys each. “2017

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