Carlos Malliaroudakis new GM of Intercontinental Jordan

Carlos Malliaroudakis new GM of Intercontinental Jordan

IHG has announced the appointment of Carlos Malliaroudakis as general manager for InterContinental Jordan. He was most recently the general manager of Al Ain Rotana, a five-star hotel in the UAE. He is no stranger to IHG where he spent 15 years of his career progressing through several roles and...

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83 new hotels to launch in the UAE in 2018

83 new hotels to launch in the UAE in 2018

As the region’s largest and longest-standing hospitality event draws to a close for 2017, forecasters have revealed that 2018 is expected be hugely eventful for the UAE’s hospitality industry – with no less than 83 new hotels set to open. The latest Middle East and Africa Hotel Construction report by...

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IHG launched avid, a new midscale brand

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) revealed its new high-quality midscale brand, avid™ hotels, alongside a brand logo and renderings of the hotel exterior, public space and guest rooms. First introduced to owners at the IHG Americas Conference in June, avid hotels is franchise ready beginning today, officially marking the start of...

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The Ascott Limited debuts in Turkey

The Ascott Limited debuts in Turkey

The Ascott Limited (Ascott), one of the world’s leading serviced residence owner-operators, continues its global expansion with the opening of its first serviced apartment in Turkey, the Somerset Maslak Istanbul.   The new 165-unit serviced residence is an integral part of the new Maslak 1453, the largest lifestyle development complex...

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Thomas Cook to open its first own-brand hotel in the UAE this year

Thomas Cook to open its first own-brand hotel in the UAE this year

Thomas Cook, the British global travel company, announced it will open its first own-brand hotel in the United Arab Emirates later this year. The Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort will open on November 1, 2017 and is part of Thomas Cook’s plan to open 22 new own-brand hotels around the...

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Rotana’s CEO Omer Kaddouri wins ‘Hospitality CEO of the Year’ at CEO Middle East Awards 2017

Rotana’s CEO Omer Kaddouri wins ‘Hospitality CEO of the Year’ at CEO Middle East Awards 2017

Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, added yet another prestigious accolade to its long list of accomplishments when its President & CEO Omer Kaddouri was honored with the ‘Hospitality CEO of the Year’ award at the...

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Hyatt plans Hyatt Centric Yalikavak Bodrum

Hyatt plans Hyatt Centric Yalikavak Bodrum

Hyatt Hotels Corporation  announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with Özkent Girisim Gayrimenkul Yatırım ve Ticaret A.S. for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Bodrum, Turkey. Hyatt Centric Yalikavak Bodrum will be managed by Access Tourism and Hotel Investment Consultancy Ltd. Expected to open in mid-2019,...

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Mohamed Ruqait (MR) Properties to develop its second hotel

Mohamed Ruqait (MR) Properties to develop its second hotel

MR Properties, one of the leading developers of residential and commercial properties in Ras Al Khaimah, announced a new four-star beachfront property, during Cityscape Global 2017 which runs from September 11 till 13 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.   This new announcement comes on the heels of the successful...

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FAM Holding acquires an 11,700 m2 plot at Al Marjan Island

FAM Holding acquires an 11,700 m2 plot at Al Marjan Island

FAM Holding, one of the leading conglomerates of business solutions across a number of industries in the region, has acquired a 11,700 square meter plot on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah to develop Al Mahra Resort. The new property is scheduled to open in 2021. The hotel will...

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Marriott Hotels launches TestBED in Middle East & Africa

Marriott Hotels launches TestBED in Middle East & Africa

As technology is shaping our future and its effect on the travel industry is one that can transform a guest experience, Marriott Hotels launched its TestBED program in the Middle East & Africa. First launched by Marriott Hotels across Europe in 2016, the unique 10-week accelerator program gives startups the...

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