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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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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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