Hotels

1st Raffles Resort to open in Dubai

Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group with more than 600 hotels and resorts across India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, is opening its first Raffles Resort in the Middle East, on the iconic Palm Jumeirah. Set to open in the last quarter of 2021, Raffles the Palm Dubai will be …

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Sunway Resort undergoes US$60 mn transformation

The transformation will elevate Sunway Resort to become one of Asia’s leading integrated resort destinations. The revitalisation will embrace the latest design and cutting-edge technology, enhancing guest experience throughout the property. Being its most extensive initiative in a 25-year history, Sunway Resort re-imagined spaces offer a bold, glamourous and interconnected …

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Venturing boldly into hospitality

Personality of the Month: Passion, dedication, commitment and versatility has been a way of life for Ajay Bhatia, CEO, SOL Properties. Over the years, he has worked in the construction industry before diversifying to real estate and now is into hospitality. Bhatia has been steadily creating businesses that enable Dubai …

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Booming summercations

Summer in the Middle East has a myriad of escapes from staycations, daycations to wellcations.   Shehara Rizly   Mark Willis, CEO, MEAI and Turkey, Accor This summer we are expecting to see a pick up at our leisure resorts in the region as a result from the rise of …

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A new era of development

With development projects in the pipeline, some of the key leaders share their insights. HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, Executive Chairman, Shurooq The two new multi-purpose family-friendly beach development projects are in line with Shurooq’s strategy to offer authentic leisure tourism activities that meet the demands of residents and …

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Domestic travellers buoy Dubai

An overwhelming majority (87%) of consumers in the UAE are satisfied with their stay in Dubai hotels since the beginning of the pandemic, and eight in 10 consumers are confident hotels apply the required level of sanitisation, according to KPMG’s report on Dubai’s hospitality industry. Despite strong outbound travel restrictions …

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Workcation, a new trend

Over the past months many new terms emerged; Workcation, staycation and daycation in the hospitality industry driving new business. Shehara Rizly Alexander Suski, Commercial and Business Development Director – ISHRAQ Dubai LLC We are very glad to be part of this new trend as Ishraq Hospitality through our portfolio of …

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New properties across the region

While the past year has been a tough one, over the last few weeks we have seen the hospitality industry come together with new hotel openings in the region. Here is a quick look on a few of the hotel openings that have impressed us. SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences …

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42% repeat guests at Rangali Island

Standing firm during the pandemic, Rangali Island will be looking at renovating the property by November 2021 in time for the season. Enjoying a steady growth during the pandemic with 42% repeat guests Carla Puverel, General Manager, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island shares with us their strategy for the year. Q …

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