Emaar Hospitality Group’s planning ‘Vida Harbour Point’

Emaar Hospitality Group’s planning ‘Vida Harbour Point’

Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties, is developing Vida Harbour Point hotel.   The seventh upcoming hotel project in the UAE under Vida Hotels and Resorts, will be located in The Island District of Dubai Creek Harbour, a 6 square km mega-project developed as a joint...

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Avani Hotels & Resorts to debut in North Africa

Avani Hotels & Resorts to debut in North Africa

Avani Hotels & Resorts, a brand of Minor Hotels, announced that it will debut in North Africa with two new properties in Tunisia, in partnership with Groupe Chaabane. Scheduled to open in the coming months, Avani Les Berges Du Lac Tunis Suites will be located in Les Berges du Lac...

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Holiday Inn debuts in Doha

Holiday Inn debuts in Doha

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of Holiday Inn Doha – The Business Park in partnership with the Trans Orient Group. The opening marks the brand’s debut in the country and is the 24th Holiday Inn in the Middle East region.   The 307-room hotel is situated right in the center of the...

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Lebanese edutainment concept KidzMondo franchises to Australia

Lebanese edutainment concept KidzMondo franchises to Australia

Ali Kazma, President of Kidz Holding SAL and founder of the KidzMondo concept, and Samer Kahil, chief financial and investment officer of Kidz Holding, signed with Frank Stranges and Frank Licciardello, the directors of Kidz Edutainment Pty Ltd, the franchise agreement for KidzMondo Australia.   This will be the fourth...

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Starwood Capital invests USD 250 million in YOTEL

Starwood Capital invests USD 250 million in YOTEL

  YOTEL announced that a fund affiliated with Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, has committed to making a strategic investment of USD 250 million in YOTEL, including acquiring a 30 percent stake in the company and investing in real estate acquisitions for new build, hotel conversion and adaptive...

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Richard Branson to invest in Saudi Red Sea project

Richard Branson to invest in Saudi Red Sea project

Virgin airlines founder Richard Branson will invest in a Red Sea project that aims to turn 50 Saudi Arabian islands into luxury tourism destinations, the Saudi government announced.   Branson is the first international investor to commit to the project, Saudi Arabia’s information ministry said, in what officials called ‘a...

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Tivoli Hotels & Resorts debuts in the region

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts debuts in the region

  With the goal of developing outstanding hotels in Qatar, Tivoli Hotels and Resorts – part of Minor Hotels – announced it is now operating the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels in Doha, a collection of nine unique and historical buildings featuring intricate décor and architecture, nestled in the heart of...

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Nakheel and Centara sign JV

Nakheel and Centara sign JV

UAE-based master developer Nakheel and Thai hotel group Centara Hotels & Resorts reached a key milestone on their 600-room beachfront resort and waterpark at Dubai’s Deira Islands, with the official formation of the joint venture company and the signing of a management agreement.   The joint venture will deliver a...

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Meraas’ Dubai Gourmet opens new boutique hotel

Meraas’ Dubai Gourmet opens new boutique hotel

Dubai Gourmet, a Meraas company, announced the opening of its new boutique hotel at the family lifestyle and heritage destination, Qasr Al Sultan.   Each of the 12, 100 square meter Royal Suites will have their own private jacuzzi and garden, providing residents and visitors to the UAE with a...

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First phase of Meraas’ Al Seef opens along Dubai Creek

First phase of Meraas’ Al Seef opens along Dubai Creek

Meraas announced that the first phase of Al Seef is now open to the public along Dubai Creek.   The 1.8 km-long destination was designed to bring to life the traditional Emirati culture.   The shopping, dining, entertainment and tourism destination covers a total built up area of 232,000 square...

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