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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First artisan hotel in Istanbul

First artisan hotel in Istanbul

Located in the heart of Sultanahmet, the major tourist attraction of Istanbul, Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet has re-opened its doors to public following a three-year restoration project. The five-star property has 61 rooms spread over 6,800 square meters of space. The style of Ajwa Hotel Sultanahmet reflects not only the Ottoman...

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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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Al Hokair’s MENA Hotels debuts in Dubai

Al Hokair’s MENA Hotels debuts in Dubai

Saudi-based hospitality and entertainment group Al Hokair announced the expansion of MENA Hotels in the UAE with the opening of MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai. Founded in 2008 by Al Hokair Group, MENA Hotels currently boasts a portfolio of eight projects including five in Saudi Arabia, two in Jordan and one...

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IHG signs two new properties in Dubai Business Bay

IHG signs two new properties in Dubai Business Bay

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), signed two new properties in Dubai: Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residences Dubai Business Bay. Both properties are in partnership with API Hotels & Resorts, and their location in Dubai’s Business Bay area, the planned business capital of the region, is in line with IHG’s strategy to...

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