Marriott International, Inc. has reinforced its positioning in Turkey with the announcement of 13 deal signings comprising over 2,000 rooms. The signings are expected to further enhance the company’s footprint in the country, where it currently has a portfolio of 48 properties and nearly 8,000 rooms across 21 brands.
Factory People and Seven Management have joined forces to present a unique concept in the heart of Beirut. Designed by award-winning firm Rabih Geha Architects, Parasol is an artful mix between a club, pool, entertainment space and high-end F&B venue, with a menu developed by Reif Othman.
Hilton continues its expansion across Saudi Arabia with the signing of Hilton Dammam Airport, its first airport hotel in the country. The 273-key property will be completed in partnership with Al Musbah Group and Damman Airports Company (DACO).
Hilton has unveiled its plans to open over 50 new hotels across 10 of its brands, making the country the company’s largest pipeline market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Hilton has accelerated its growth strategy in Saudi Arabia in recent years, announcing multiple signings as the company works towards its plans to increase its portfolio to more than 75 trading properties across the country.
IHG® Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of a management agreement with the owners of Carlton Al Moaibed hotel in Al Khobar, KSA, in order to transform the hotel into Saudi Arabia’s first Vignette Collection Hotel. The refurbished and rebranded property is scheduled to open in 2024.
Radisson Hotel Group is set to launch Marsa Alam Port Phoenice in Egypt, marking the group’s third brand in Egypt and first Radisson Collection property.
IHG Hotels & Resorts will launch Holiday Inn Dubai Business Bay by Q4 2023, a new stylish dual-branded property in Dubai’s Business Bay. Located a short distance from key tourist and business spots, this cluster of hotels will offer modern and comfortable accommodations for travelers enjoying a short or longer stay in Dubai.
Park Hyatt Dubai has promoted hotel manager Luis Cobo to general manager. With a remarkable career spanning more than 18 years, paired with a passion for delivering exceptional guest experiences, Cobo brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to his new role at the 223-room property.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach has appointed Karolina Paliszewska as its multi-property general manager. In her new role, Paliszewska will oversee all operations and facilities at three key Marriott properties, including Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeriah Beach, Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road and Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai.
Six Senses Southern Dunes, the first property that’s set to open in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Project in late 2023, will have general manager Fredrik Blomqvist at its helm.