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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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