Hotels

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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A haven of business and leisure

A prominent go to MiCE destination for business and events, the Westin Mina Seyahi Resort and Marina and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Resort and Marina complex lures travellers with myriad offerings. TT Bureau Featuring two of the most elite 5-star properties in one complex, it offers 512 of the most …

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Jumeirah greets Abu Dhabi with MiCE

Jumeirah Group has unveiled its MiCE offering in Abu Dhabi through its new hotel portfolio, namely, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort and Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa. TT Bureau The new MiCE offering by the Jumeriah Group is in tandem with Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030 and looks …

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Weekend escape to Barracuda

‘Staycations’ is the buzzword in the UAE. Come every weekend, and city dwellers rush out to rejuvenate themselves. A 45-minute drive from Dubai, Barracuda Beach Resort serves as the perfect weekend getaway for those who seek that much-needed break. TT Bureau Barracuda Beach Resort at Umm Al Quwain is only …

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Redefining technology

An unstinted passion to meet new people and explore different cultures, led Manoj Tulsani, Chief Executive Officer, Rayna Tours and Travels, and his partner Kamlesh Ramchandani to venture into the travel and tour business. Tulsani’s approach to be innovative, while keeping abreast of industry trends and needs of travellers has …

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