Ministry of Heritage and Culture & Omran sign an agreement to boost cultural tourism at Nizwa Fort

Ministry of Heritage and Culture & Omran sign an agreement to boost cultural tourism at Nizwa Fort

  The Ministry of Heritage and Culture (MOHC) signed an agreement with Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran), to manage historical Nizwa Fort. This agreement marks the first historical site that will be managed by Omran, as part of its aims to enhance sustainable cultural tourism destinations that respect and promote...

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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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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts revamps iconic Swiss dishes

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts revamps iconic Swiss dishes

The creative juices have been flowing in the kitchens at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts where the hospitality firm’s director of food & beverage Europe has achieved a gastronomic feat – the reinvention of traditional Swiss dishes.   Thomas Hollenstein has married tradition with the culinary innovation for which Mövenpick is...

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Rotana’s Centro Waha in now open in Riyadh

Rotana’s Centro Waha in now open in Riyadh

Centro Waha, the first Centro property to open in Riyadh under ‘Centro by Rotana’ brand, and the second in the kingdom, is now bookable.   The 290-room hotel is adjacent to the developing King Abdullah financial district.   Centro Waha features advanced business facilities built into every room, with three...

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Grand Millennium Al Wahda appoints new GM

Grand Millennium Al Wahda appoints new GM

Grand Millennium Al Wahda announced the appointment of Enad Tannous as its new general manager.   Tannous brings over 21 years of hospitality experience within the GCC region, with almost ten years in senior General Management positions.   He joins Grand Millennium Al Wahda directly from Rotana where he also held...

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DAMAC Maison Royale The Distinction opened its doors

DAMAC Maison Royale The Distinction opened its doors

DAMAC Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality arm of DAMAC Properties, officially opened DAMAC Maison Royale The Distinction, which comprise 305 hotel apartments in Dubai’s Downtown district.   The latest five-star property marks the debut of the operator’s luxury brand, DAMAC Maison Royale, and DAMAC’s sixth hotel in the emirate.  ...

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Emaar Properties to develop new hotel project in Dubai Harbour

Emaar Properties to develop new hotel project in Dubai Harbour

Emaar Properties announced that it will develop about 930,000 square meters of waterfront residences and a brand-new hotel project at Dubai Harbour, the 1.8 million m2 destination developed by Meraas. Dubai Harbour was launched earlier this year by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and...

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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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