InterContinental opens new hotel in Oman

InterContinental opens new hotel in Oman

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre in Muscat. It is the second Crowne Plaza in the capital and the fifth in Oman, demonstrating the increasing popularity of the brand in the Sultanate. The 296-room hotel...

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Kuwait to rely on tourism to boost its economy

Kuwait to rely on tourism to boost its economy

Kuwait is seeking to develop its tourism sector as an important economic resource based on its promising development plan ‘New Kuwait 2035’, supported by its geographical location, and driven by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s vision to transform the country into a commercial and financial center....

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Topgolf to open a venue in Dubai

Topgolf to open a venue in Dubai

Following its Australia, Canada and Mexico expansion announcements, Dallas-based Topgolf revealed its new partnership with Dubai Golf to open a venue in the United Arab Emirates. The partnership signifies Topgolf’s first location in the Middle East.   Scheduled to open in 2019, the Topgolf Dubai venue will be located in the heart of New Dubai at Emirates Golf Club. The Club...

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Hotels.com sees new millennial #TravelBrag trend

Hotels.com sees new millennial #TravelBrag trend

New research from Hotels.com global Mobile Travel Tracker, discovered a new millennial trend, of ‘travel bragging’ on social media to build kudos amongst their friends, and even faux friends on social. Trading in their #TravelBrag for ‘likes’, 30 percent admit they spend over four hours a day on their mobiles...

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Ayman Gharib is the new MD of Raffles Dubai and Sofitel Dubai Wafi

Ayman Gharib is the new MD of Raffles Dubai and Sofitel Dubai Wafi

AccorHotels appointed Ayman Gharib as managing director of Raffles Dubai and Sofitel Dubai Wafi. In his new role, Gharib will oversee two of the group’s Dubai-based flagship properties which are part of the AccorHotels Luxury Brands portfolio. He will continue to lead the Raffles Dubai where he oversees the property’s...

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The ONE Group announces the opening of the first STK in Dubai

The ONE Group announces the opening of the first STK in Dubai

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. announced the opening of STK at the Rixos Premium Dubai.   “We are thrilled to be expanding to the Middle East as we have been exploring this market for quite some time as we looked for the right partners,” said Manny Hilario, president and CEO...

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Turkey’s AE Arma wins MEP contract to develop Wow Hotel and Hotel Apartments

Turkey’s AE Arma wins MEP contract to develop Wow Hotel and Hotel Apartments

Leading Turkish engineering and contracting firm AE Arma-Elektropanç said it has won a Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) works contract from Gunal Construction for Dubai’s Business Bay USD 52-million Wow Hotel and Hotel Apartments project.   AE Arma-Elektropanç had also secured the contract to carry out MEP works at Legoland...

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Radisson Blu Resort & Spa in coastal Sousse opens

Radisson Blu Resort & Spa in coastal Sousse opens

Operating out of Dubai, the internationally awarded interior design consultancy and fit-out firm Draw Link Group (DLG) recently completed the interior design work at the new Radisson Blu Resort & Spa in Sousse, Tunisia.   The new hotel comprises 224 rooms, four meeting rooms, a ballroom, and executive lounge, two...

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Emaar Hospitality to reach 10,000 hotel rooms

Emaar Hospitality to reach 10,000 hotel rooms

Emaar Hospitality Group, a subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, has achieved a milestone of 10,000 hotel rooms across its 11 operational hotels and 30 upcoming projects. Of these, over 2,500 are operational at the group’s 11 hotels in Dubaiwhile over 7,500 rooms are under development in the UAE, Saudi Arabia,...

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Nakheel and AccorHotels to debut Raffles on Palm Jumeirah

Nakheel and AccorHotels to debut Raffles on Palm Jumeirah

AccorHotels signed a management agreement with Dubai-based master developer Nakheel for the expansion of AccorHotels’ globally-renowned luxury brand, Raffles Hotels & Resorts.   The agreement, recognized by Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels at a signing ceremony at the International Luxury Travel Market...

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