Getting to know Imad Akil, GM of Centro Mada Amman by Rotana

Getting to know Imad Akil, GM of Centro Mada Amman by Rotana

With over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Imad Akil, GM of Centro Mada Amman by Rotana, has successfully led the opening of multiple hotels in the region. In addition, he has played a pivotal role in supporting Rotana’s head office through various field visits and corporate initiatives. We sat down with the accomplished hotelier to discuss the hotel’s sustainability pledge and how the Jordan’s hospitality sector is evolving.

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IHG debuts its first urban luxury resort and spa in Riyadh  

IHG debuts its first urban luxury resort and spa in Riyadh  

IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa to its portfolio of resorts in KSA.

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Guillaume Ferraz brings the vibrancy of day life to Sunset Hospitality Group

Guillaume Ferraz brings the vibrancy of day life to Sunset Hospitality Group

Guillaume Ferraz, managing director of the Sunset Hospitality Group Daylife division, oversees the group’s beachfront and pool experiences. He brings two decades of experience to the role, spanning beach club and restaurant operations, overall team management and leadership, as well as strategic and commercial execution. Here, he discusses SHG’s day-life destinations and reflects on his career path

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Marriott signs 13 new deals as part of its expansion in Turkey

Marriott signs 13 new deals as part of its expansion in Turkey

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.

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Embarking on a new adventure in Doha with Amjad Audat

Embarking on a new adventure in Doha with Amjad Audat

As the newly appointed general manager of Le Méridien City Center Doha, Amjad Audat is an expert in strategic planning for hospitality organizations. Here, he tells us more about his career and plans for the property.

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60 seconds with Charles Fisher, GM of Four Seasons Cairo at First Residence

60 seconds with Charles Fisher, GM of Four Seasons Cairo at First Residence

An intrepid globetrotter, tenacious problem solver and luxury hospitality aficionado, Charles Fisher wears the various hats of a hotelier with ease. He brings more than two decades of experience to his current role as general manager of Four Seasons Cairo at First Residence, where we caught up with him for an exclusive interview.  

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Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA endorses SME ecosystem

Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA endorses SME ecosystem

Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA has signed an MOU with Dubai’s esteemed entity Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Dubai SME).The signature marks a significant milestone in their joint commitment to fostering economic growth, enhancing competition, and strengthening the local SME ecosystem.

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RAK National Hotels acquires Marjan Island Resort & Spa

RAK National Hotels acquires Marjan Island Resort & Spa

RAK National Hotels LLC (RAKNH) has added the 300-key Marjan Island Resort & Spa from Manazil Group to its portfolio of hospitality and leisure assets.

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Hilton Dammam Airport set to open in 2025

Hilton Dammam Airport set to open in 2025

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).

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Wynn Al Marjan Island’s casino is “on track”

Wynn Al Marjan Island’s casino is “on track”

Setting new global benchmarks for design and premium luxury experiences, Wynn Resorts is poised to introduce its highly anticipated resort on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah. This visionary project draws inspiration from the mesmerizing views of the Arabian Gulf, encapsulating a harmonious blend of tranquility and grandeur. The forthcoming multibillion-dollar integrated resort, known as Wynn Al Marjan Island, signifies a pivotal milestone for Wynn Resorts in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.

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