Hotels

Emaar launches hospitality lounge

Introducing 2020 Club by Emaar, a unique hospitality lounge dedicated to business and lifestyle needs, Emaar Hospitality Group is inviting guests for an elevated Expo experience. Here, visitors can discover new cuisines and traditions during themed celebrations, witness the lighting up of Al Wasl dome, and watch the enthralling entertainment …

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New Hotels in the region

Many new partnerships for the construction of new hotel projects have been forged. Despite the pandemic, some of the projects have been completed, while others are still in the early stages. We present an update on some of the most key hotels across the region. Mantis Bahrain Hawar Island Location  …

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Radisson’s expansion in North Africa

Radisson Hotel Group has set a record in its North African expansion, with the signing of nine hotels, to date this year. In response to the need for independent hotel owners to gain further brand exposure and consumer confidence, the group launched a new brand, Radisson Individuals. This has boosted …

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Experiential learning by HTMi

Hotel and Tourism Management Institute, HTMi Switzerland Dubai, the leading Swiss hospitality school in Dubai, is set to relocate to a new purpose-built hotel where students will be able to engage in real-life experiences that will better equip them to achieve their management career goals. This new realistic hotel learning …

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Coral Beach hits 98% occupancy

Beach properties enjoyed an exceptional summer this year due to its location. Coral Beach Resort Sharjah is one of those properties, which managed to enjoy a great summer with a high level of occupancy, Iftikhar Hamdani, Area General Manager, Bahi Ajman Palace and Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, shares with TRAVTALK. …

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A regional recipe for glamping

The Middle East has more opportunities for sophisticated luxury camping destinations than you might expect. Ivo van der Vlis, CEO, YALA luxury canvas lodges, explains why the region offers the ideal backdrop for modern glamping. Destinations across the Middle East, from Dubai and Abu Dhabi to Muscat and Jeddah, are …

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Crowne Plaza opens in Jumeirah

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Dubai Jumeirah in partnership with the region’s reputed hospitality group, Ishraq Hospitality. Located in the heart of Jumeriah 1, Crowne Plaza Dubai Jumeirah’s excellent location enables its guests to be within reach of …

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‘Locally exquisite, exquisitely local’

Personifying rich Arab culture by incorporating its design elements to its contemporary elegance, Grand Mercure presents the rich local Emirati heritage and culture right throughout the whole property to provide locals a home away from home experience and share with international travellers their rich heritage and culture. Shehara Rizly Arab …

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Changing work preferences

From travel restrictions to the growth of working from home and wild swings in equity and commodity markets, the last year has changed our region, says Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group. Following the initial novelty – for those of us able to …

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Advocating green hospitality solutions

Pioneering the industry as the ‘Green Champion’ Iftikhar Hamdani has always been at the forefront. Shehara Rizly HMH Hospitality appointed Iftikhar Hamdani as Chairman of the Green Council in addition to his current position as Area Manager for Bahi Ajman Palace and Coral beach Resort Sharjah. On Hamdani’s appointment, Haytham …

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