Dubai World Trade Centre and AccorHotels debut 25hours Hotels

Dubai World Trade Centre and AccorHotels debut 25hours Hotels

AccorHotels and Dubai World Trade Centre LLC (DWTC) announced the first 25hours Hotels property outside of Europe, with 25hours Dubai Hotel.   The 434-room property, which will become the largest 25hours Hotel worldwide, is expected to open by 2020. 25hours Dubai Hotel will be located in DWTC’s One Central development,...

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Marriott International to debut 40 luxury Hotels in 2018

Marriott International to debut 40 luxury Hotels in 2018

Marriott International, which luxury brands include The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION and JW Marriott, is set to open nearly 40 luxury hotels in 2018.   “From former palaces in Venice and Vienna, to skyscrapers in Hong Kong and Dubai, to intimate, remote escapes...

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InterContinental opens new hotel in Oman

InterContinental opens new hotel in Oman

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in Muscat. It is the second Crowne Plaza in the capital and the fifth in Oman, demonstrating the increasing popularity of the brand in the Sultanate. The 296-room hotel...

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel to go under extended renovation in 2018

Jumeirah Beach Hotel to go under extended renovation in 2018

Jumeirah Beach Hotel will undergo a significant makeover starting mid-May to early October 2018. During the renovation phase, the hotel will stop receiving guests to allow for the completion of a two-year renovation program.   The hotel will re-launch in early October, in time for its 21st anniversary celebrations in December 2018....

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The first Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet in a Middle East Hotel opens

The first Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet in a Middle East Hotel opens

Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre opened a brand new Dilmah Silver Jubilee Gourmet in partnership with Dilmah Tea, founder Merrill J. Fernando who set up and built one of the finest tea companies in the world.   Stocking premium teas from Dilmah, the lounge will be open daily from 6am...

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Ayman Gharib is the new MD of Raffles Dubai and Sofitel Dubai Wafi

Ayman Gharib is the new MD of Raffles Dubai and Sofitel Dubai Wafi

AccorHotels appointed Ayman Gharib as managing director of Raffles Dubai and Sofitel Dubai Wafi. In his new role, Gharib will oversee two of the group’s Dubai-based flagship properties which are part of the AccorHotels Luxury Brands portfolio. He will continue to lead the Raffles Dubai where he oversees the property’s...

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Turkey’s AE Arma wins MEP contract to develop Wow Hotel and Hotel Apartments

Turkey’s AE Arma wins MEP contract to develop Wow Hotel and Hotel Apartments

Leading Turkish engineering and contracting firm AE Arma-Elektropanç said it has won a Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) works contract from Gunal Construction for Dubai’s Business Bay USD 52-million Wow Hotel and Hotel Apartments project.   AE Arma-Elektropanç had also secured the contract to carry out MEP works at Legoland...

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Radisson Blu Resort & Spa in coastal Sousse opens

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa in coastal Sousse opens

Operating out of Dubai, the internationally awarded interior design consultancy and fit-out firm Draw Link Group (DLG) recently completed the interior design work at the new Radisson Blu Resort & Spa in Sousse, Tunisia.   The new hotel comprises 224 rooms, four meeting rooms, a ballroom, and executive lounge, two...

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Nakheel and AccorHotels to debut Raffles on Palm Jumeirah

Nakheel and AccorHotels to debut Raffles on Palm Jumeirah

AccorHotels signed a management agreement with Dubai-based master developer Nakheel for the expansion of AccorHotels’ globally-renowned luxury brand, Raffles Hotels & Resorts.   The agreement, recognized by Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels at a signing ceremony at the International Luxury Travel Market...

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Emaar Hospitality to reach 10,000 hotel rooms

Emaar Hospitality to reach 10,000 hotel rooms

Emaar Hospitality Group, a subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, has achieved a milestone of 10,000 hotel rooms across its 11 operational hotels and 30 upcoming projects. Of these, over 2,500 are operational at the group’s 11 hotels in Dubaiwhile over 7,500 rooms are under development in the UAE, Saudi Arabia,...

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