Radisson Hotel Group has unveiled its fifth hotel in Morocco and its second Radisson Blu Resort in Saidia. Radisson Blu Resort, Saidia Garden is located on one of the longest beaches in Morocco, stretching across 14 km. The resort brings together the tranquility of coastal living with the luxury of a golf getaway. Travelers can enjoy the local natural bird preserve that surrounds the town, private beaches, shopping malls and a multitude of attractions and sporting activities.
Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with over 100 properties across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Türkiye, has announced its entry into the Algerian market with Azure Rotana Resort & Spa. The resort in Algeria’s port city of Oran is set to open in March 2023.
Building on its global footprint, Ascott Limited (Ascott), one of the leading international lodging owner-operators, has launched six properties in the Middle East, Africa and Turkey (MEAT) region this year under its iconic Citadines and Somerset brands.
Baker & Baker, owned by Rhône Capital, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of Bakery Products signed an exclusive agreement with La Marquise International as its foodservice distributor in the UAE, marking the company’s first step in building a customer base in the country and leveraging its relationship with global QSR chains in the EU to supply their outlets in the UAE.
Hotels throughout the region can create a bespoke roadmap to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. While many independent hotels, three- and four-star properties lack the necessary support of consultants to design, plan and execute a carbon-neutral roadmap, major international hotel brands already have the necessary resources to achieve their sustainability goals. The main challenges are: carbon footprint assessments across the hotel and its value chain; a lack of financial resources, with little or no budget allocated for climate-related activities; higher costs associated with sustainable products; and insufficient regulatory incentives to support a hotel’s net zero transition.
Hadi Medawar has been appointed the new director of sales and marketing at Crowne Plaza Doha West Bay, an IHG hotel.