TRYP set for summer opening

TRYP Wyndham

A new joint executive committee will manage Wyndham Hotel Group’s Wyndham Dubai Marina and TRYP by Wyndham Dubai and their 1,100 guest rooms. TT Bureau TRYP by Wyndham Dubai is set to open this summer with 650 hotel rooms including 25 of the brand’s signature fitness rooms. The hotel will …

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Ramada Hotel & Suites gets a facelift

Ramada Hotel & Suites

Ramada Hotel & Suites Sharjah, managed by global hotel giant Wyndham Hotel Group, unveiled the completion of more than AED 25 million in extensive renovations and upgrades, creating an elevated 4-star guest experience across all 343 of its guest rooms and suites. TT Bureau Formerly the Ramada Sharjah, the hotel …

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Team building through CSR

Team building through CSR

Ibis Styles Jumeira’s continued programmes on team building through CSR activities have given them an edge over others in the market, says Hotel Manager Muhammad Haider. TT Bureau As a young property in the market, Ibis Styles Jumeira is on a steady growth trajectory having been able to maintain 79 …

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Perfect solitude at Hurawalhi Maldives

Hurawalhi Maldives

Located 40 minutes from Velena International Airport (Male) Huralwahi is a private island surrounded by a lagoon. It is ideal for the Middle East’s elite clientele who prefers to indulge in an intimate setting on the pristine white sandy shore.   TT Bureau Hurawalhi is a private island surrounded by …

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Meeting mid-scale needs

Samer Sabra

The hospitality market in Saudi Arabia offers tremendous potential for investors to lay out money on mid-scale hotels. This can in turn help a large demand segment looking for quality and affordable accommodations. The Saudi market has been conventionally dominated by upscale and luxury hotels without real focus on the …

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Grand Millennium focuses on bleisure

Grand Millennium

Strategically located in a multicomplex connected to Al Wahda shopping mall and office tower, residences within walking distance to Al Wahda stadium, Grand Millennium Al Wahda is one of the few properties which enjoys both leisure and business clientele. Shehara Rizly The iconic Grand Millennium Al Wahda Abu Dhabi with …

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Game plan for Dubai hospitality industry

Dubai hospitality industry

As Dubai marked 100,000 rooms a few months ago, the industry is on a rapid adaptive game plan tapping different market segments. Industry experts share their views with TravTalk. TT Bureau   “Despite the many challenges of the last few years, the MEA region has proven its resilience. The region …

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Centara’s rapid expansion to the Gulf


The Gulf region is an important part of Centara’s growth plan. Hence, two new properties are scheduled to come up this year in Muscat and Doha respectively with one recently announced in partnership with Nakheel in Dubai, set to open in 2020. Paul Wilson, Vice President of Sales, Centara Hotels …

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La Ville gets a new address in Dubai

La Ville

Part of Marriott International’s Autograph collection, La Ville Hotel and Suites has officially opened its doors in Dubai recently. TT Bureau The new boutique hotel developed by Meraas, La Ville Hotel and Suites is located at the heart of City Walk, Dubai’s new urban living destination. With 77 rooms, 11 …

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Talent acquisition to boost future

Hala Matar Choufany

Investment in robust recruitment processes will be critical for the future success of the hospitality industry. As Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, was recently quoted as saying, “Talent, not capital, will be the key factor linking innovation, competitiveness and growth.” Nowhere is this truer …

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