Hotels

Family stay at TIME Dunes

Geared to accommodate families looking for at least a five-night stay, TIME Dunes Hotel Apartments Oud Metha and Al Qusais are popular among travellers from the GCC, India, and Europe. Ghassan Farhat, Hotel Manager for the two properties, says that proximity to the airport plays to their advantage. TT Bureau …

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Unique Heritance in the Maldives

Aitken Spence Hotels, a subsidiary of Sri Lankan blue-chip conglomerate Aitken Spence, has taken its premier brand -Heritance – beyond the shores of Sri Lanka for the first time with the introduction of Heritance Aarah in the Maldives. The new property embraces the brand promise of the Heritance chain of …

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Mövenpick Downtown for families

With a year of successful operations behind it, Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai is all set for the upcoming tourist season, adding a new room type that caters to families. Eric Seso, the hotel’s General Manager, shares that the property also has a number of guest-friendly facilities in the pipeline. …

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10 sustainable years…

Iftikhar Hamdani, Cluster General Manager of Wyndham’s three properties in Northern Emirates, is referred to as the pioneer of sustainability. As he completes 10 years in the role, his efforts and initiatives continue to be recognised and rewarded. Shehara Rizly Iftikhar Hamdani has revolutionised the hospitality industry of Northern Emirates …

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A visionary leader

Travelling the world and inaugurating nearly 300+ properties in over 40 countries, Ian Rydin is one of the most illustrious General Managers with a 30 years stint in hospitality sector. Shehara Rizly Venturing into hospitality A Swedish national, who loves numbers and was keen to be an accountant entered the …

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Polishing the diamond

Real estate and hospitality sectors are the key revenue drivers of Al Moosa, which had commenced operations in the year 1970. Mohammed Khoori, Board Director and General Manager, AA Al Moosa, reveals the company’s plans for the next two years. TT Bureau In which countries do you currently manage properties? …

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ME’s outbound connect

Travelling to outbound destinations has opened a plethora of options for the Middle Eastern traveller. The increase in accessibility to varied countries, has also opened doors of business for potential outbound tour operators, hotels and airlines. Industry experts highlight what they have on offer for the region. Shehara Rizly Outbound …

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Nurturing new-age trends

With over three decades of experience across Europe & Middle East, Belgium national Eric Seso was entrusted with the reins of Mövenpick Downtown Dubai as its General Manager. Shehara Rizly The selection of the industry to work in was really a choice made from the heart by Seso. His endearing …

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Where the guest lives life king size

Palladium Hotel Group, a prominent Spanish hotel chain with a portfolio of 50 hotels in over six countries such as Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Italy and Brazil, broadens its market for the Middle Eastern traveller. Sandra Polo, Asia & MEA Commercial Director, talks about their plans.  TT Bureau Could …

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A charismatic leader

Having first served in the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates, Rifaat Salih Sabet, now, Cluster General Manager of Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel and Resort in Ghantoot, is sailing towards success in the hospitality sector. Shehara Rizly Serving the nation An Iraqi national by birth, Sabet and his …

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