Hotels

Accor expands portfolio

Ibis Jeddah and Adagio Jeddah by Accor is a contemporary lifestyle-oriented property offering cosy home-away-from-home environment to its visitors. Their opening will boost Jeddah’s local and international tourism business and will meet the increasingly diverse needs of domestic and international travellers. TT Bureau Accor opens the stunning new complex of …

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Delta Hotels debuts in ME

Marriott International officially announced the debut of Delta Hotels by Marriott in Middle East and Africa with Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach, Dubai. Within easy access from key business hubs including Media City, Internet City and Knowledge City, the hotel is ideally located in the heart of Dubai. TT …

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Finding synergies, improving efficiencies

Joining Niyama Private Islands in 2017 as a task force professional, today Hafidh Al Busaidy is Cluster General Manager and is responsible for looking after three properties in the Maldives. Shehara Rizly Hailing from the UK to Omani and German parents, Busaidy moved out of Europe at the age of …

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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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