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Sat, 23 Feb 2019 05:11:57 +0400 Arabian Industry - Hospitality 144 16 en ITP Digital Ltd. 2019 (webmaster) Sat, 23 Feb 2019 05:11:57 +0400 20 Nobu Dubai appoints executive chef Damien Duviau returns to Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai with his new role News | Hospitality Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:38:00 +0400 Travellers to Oman should apply for visas in advance Visa application fees for visitors from outside the GCC were also increased News | Hospitality Thu, 21 Feb 2019 06:17:00 +0400 Marriott International signs multi-year agreement with Manchester United By bidding the points they have earned through hotel stays and Marriott co-branded credit cards, members can access experiences including meeting club legends and stadium tours News | Hospitality Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:46:00 +0400 The Hotel Show Africa to discuss technological developments, Halal Tourism Newly appointed event director for food, hospitality and trade at dmg events, Lynn Chamier, is spearheading the changes for The Hotel Show Africa News | Hospitality Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:01:00 +0400 Time Hotels takes over Dunes Hotel Apartments' three properties The three properties in Al Barsha, Al Qusais and Oud Metha are undergoing a rebrand in February 2018 News | Hospitality Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:00:00 +0400 Comment: Two's company Unravelling the confusion between 'going green' and' sustainability' News | Hospitality Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:41:00 +0400 IHG to launch all-suites upper midscale brand The as-yet unnamed brand by IHG will be targeted at an US$18bn industry segment which has seen around 70% increase in room supply in the past four years News | Hospitality Wed, 20 Feb 2019 06:17:00 +0400 Jaden Smith attends Gulfood to promote Just Goods Jaden Smith was&nbsp;at Gulfood with Just Goods CEO Ira Laufer, where both discussed potential partnerships for Just Water in the UAE News | Hospitality Wed, 20 Feb 2019 05:42:00 +0400 Anantara reveals week of festivities for Thai National Elephant Day The aim is to raise awareness to benefit the future of the Asian elephant News | Hospitality Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:33:00 +0400 DusitD2 Nairobi to re-open after act of terror in January 2019 The office buildings in the complex re-opened on January 28, with additional security measures bolstering the internationally certified systems and procedures the complex already has in place News | Hospitality Tue, 19 Feb 2019 07:05:00 +0400 Movenpick hotels to offer California-inspired menu in March 2019 Movenpick's hotel and resort locations worldwide will offer the California Dreamin' menu including in the Middle East and Africa News | Hospitality Tue, 19 Feb 2019 06:14:00 +0400 New EAM - operations for Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa Ziad Sleiman started his career in the hospitality industry in 1999 News | Hospitality Sun, 17 Feb 2019 05:15:00 +0400 Sol Kerner to receive IHIF Lifetime Achievement Award Founder of Kerzner International, which created the Atlantis and One&amp;Only brands, will receive his award in March 2019 News | Hospitality Sat, 16 Feb 2019 05:39:00 +0400 The Spa by SensAsia to launch at Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City The Spa by SensAsia is located on level four of Grand Plaza Movenpick Media City, and will open in March 2019 News | Hospitality Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:29:00 +0400 Massimo Bottura's first restaurant outside Italy opens in Dubai Torno Subito is located at W Dubai - The Palm and is open for lunch and dinner News | Hospitality Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:13:00 +0400 Report reveals that Dubai's Airbnb market is worth over US$101m Average occupancy levels reached 65% during Dubai's peak season in March 2018; during the same period in 2017, occupancy levels were at 50% News | Hospitality Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:23:00 +0400 Fairmont Dubai appoints Renald Epie as executive chef Renald Epie will oversee Fairmont Dubai's 10 food and beverage outlets including Noire and The Exchange Grill News | Hospitality Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:45:00 +0400 InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) acquires Six Senses Featuring properties in 12 countries, Six Senses joins a growing number of luxury brands in the IHG family News | Hospitality Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:43:00 +0400 Caesars Bluewaters Dubai staff use blockchain wallet The Lucid Pay digital wallet will allow the hotel staff to use their allowances and discounts at the hotel's F&amp;B and entertainment outlets News | Hospitality Wed, 13 Feb 2019 06:32:00 +0400 No firm rules of hotel refurbishment cycle, says expert H+A co-founder and architect David Lessard tells Commercial Interior Design that if a hotel is being refurbed within three years "you likely got something wrong" News | Hospitality Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:38:00 +0400 Dubai's Studio One Hotel appoints hotel manager Damir Boshnjak has more than 13 years of industry experience across five countries including Greece, the USA and the UAE News | Hospitality Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:27:00 +0400 Millennium MEA appoints VP of operations for Saudi Arabia Samy Boukhaled has more than 29 years of experience in the industry, having held several leadership roles with hotel companies such as AccorHotels and Sofitel News | Hospitality Wed, 13 Feb 2019 05:24:00 +0400 Dubai's Millennium Place Marina appoints DOSM The new hotel will be the first 'Millennium Place' property in the world News | Hospitality Tue, 12 Feb 2019 05:31:00 +0400 Hotel manager appointed for Citymax Ras Al Khaimah Ahmad Taher joins Citymax's debut hotel in the Northern Emirates News | Hospitality Mon, 11 Feb 2019 06:37:00 +0400 Frank Naboulsi promoted to VP operations Egypt for AccorHotels Frank Naboulsi started his career with the Fairmont brand in 1991 as regional director of sales &amp; marketing in Fairmont Banff Springs Hotels in Alberta, Canada News | Hospitality Mon, 11 Feb 2019 05:25:00 +0400 JA Lake View Hotel in Dubai to open in September 2019 This will mark the third property located within the 128-acre JA The Resort in Jebel Ali News | Hospitality Mon, 11 Feb 2019 05:09:00 +0400 Dukes Dubai to be managed by Barcelo Hotel Group The hotel will be rebranded under Barcelo's Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels &amp; Resorts News | Hospitality Mon, 11 Feb 2019 04:58:00 +0400 Three new deals in Africa for Marriott International The new hotels signed in Africa will mark Marriott International's debut in Liberia and strengthen the operator's existing presence in Morocco and Ghana News | Hospitality Mon, 11 Feb 2019 04:38:00 +0400 'Six Flags Dubai project cannot proceed', according to statement A statement from DXB Entertainments revealed that syndicated financing intended to pay for the Six Flags Dubai park is no longer available News | Hospitality Sun, 10 Feb 2019 08:41:00 +0400 Hilton confirms Emma Banks' appointment to EMEA team Emma Banks is the new vice president, F&amp;B strategy &amp; development for Europe,&nbsp;Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Hilton News | Hospitality Sun, 10 Feb 2019 07:37:00 +0400 Radisson Hotel Group signs six hotels in Egypt With these signings, Radisson Hotel Group will be introducing both the Radisson Collection and Radisson brands to Egypt News | Hospitality Sun, 10 Feb 2019 06:09:00 +0400 Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence gets car charging station The new charging station works with a variety of vehicles, such as plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids News | Hospitality Sun, 10 Feb 2019 05:51:00 +0400 Radisson Hotel extends partnership with Saudi's Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi; signs two hotels in Makkah Radisson Hotel Group has signed two new hotels in Saudi Arabia :the Radisson Hotel, Makkah Al Rahma; and the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Makkah Al Rahma<br /> News | Hospitality Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:15:00 +0400 ISO unveils new standard for tourist accommodation facilities <p>ISO&nbsp;21401 lists the environmental, social and economic requirements for implementing a sustainability management system in tourist accommodation</p> News | Hospitality Mon, 04 Feb 2019 12:00:00 +0400 Increase in UAE visitors to Ireland in 2018 Figures reveal that two thirds more UAE residents visited Ireland last year compared to 2017 News | Hospitality Sun, 03 Feb 2019 02:32:00 +0400 How can hotels survive the current supply glut <p>Simon Allison, the CEO of HOFTEL, offers some tips for hoteliers in the region to gain traction in an industry affected with oversupply</p> News | Hospitality Sun, 03 Feb 2019 02:00:00 +0400 Marina Social Dubai appoints new head chef Will Stanyer has joined Jason Atherton's Dubai outpost, which is located at the InterContinental Dubai Marina News | Hospitality Sat, 02 Feb 2019 07:46:00 +0400 Jet Airways proposes conversion of debt to equity The airline will seek shareholder approval in February to convert its debt to equity and increse authorised equity capital from the current US$28.12mn to US$309mn News | Hospitality Wed, 30 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0400 Supplier Profile: RMS Cloud RMS Cloud president of global sales &amp; marketing Peter Ferris talks about the benefits of the RMS Cloud's Rate &amp; Channel Manager and its enhanced RMS Internet Booking Engine News | Hospitality Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:42:00 +0400 Dubai's concierges welcome Google Assistant's Interpreter Mode Google Assistant's Interpreter Mode was launched in a pilot across a number of hotels in the US: Caesar&rsquo;s Palace Las Vegas, Hyatt Regency in San Francisco and Dream Downtown in New York City News | Hospitality Tue, 29 Jan 2019 07:12:00 +0400 Flydubai to debut direct flights to Tashkent, Uzbekistan Flydubai becomes the first UAE-based airline to operate direct flights to Uzbekistan News | Hospitality Tue, 29 Jan 2019 06:42:00 +0400 Arjaan by Rotana Dubai Media City completes refurbishment The hotel has also been accredited to operate dual activities offering four-star hotel services in addition to its deluxe hotel apartments News | Hospitality Tue, 29 Jan 2019 05:52:00 +0400 Reservations open for Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai offers 301 guest rooms with seven room categories News | Hospitality Tue, 29 Jan 2019 05:33:00 +0400 Market Kitchen at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi gets new chef de cuisine and restaurant manager The restaurant is now being led by a new chef de cuisine and restaurant manager: Jhon Faver Martinez and&nbsp;Ismael Sielinou News | Hospitality Tue, 29 Jan 2019 05:14:00 +0400 Millennium launches internship programme for UAE national undergraduate students The TooMooH Internship Development Programme (TIDP) is aimed at increasing local employment in the hospitality industry and the overall private sector News | Hospitality Tue, 29 Jan 2019 04:48:00 +0400 Emaar's Address Dubai Mall nears completion of refurb Emaar Properties reopened the hotel in the fourth quarter of 2018 after the first phase of its refurbishment was completed News | Hospitality Mon, 28 Jan 2019 06:32:00 +0400 Middle East an important market for Cleartrip's expansion India-based Cleartrip is reportedly looking at expanding its Middle East operations through acquisitions and organic growth News | Hospitality Mon, 28 Jan 2019 06:12:00 +0400 Exec pastry chef joins Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal This is the first time Vitaly Medvedev has worked in the UAE News | Hospitality Mon, 28 Jan 2019 04:11:00 +0400 Makkah to get world's largest Crowne Plaza hotel InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Bougary Holding Co to develop the Crowne Plaza Makkah Beban News | Hospitality Wed, 23 Jan 2019 07:00:00 +0400 Two senior hires for Raffles Dubai's FOH team A new director of rooms and spa manager have been welcomed to the Raffles Dubai News | Hospitality Wed, 23 Jan 2019 05:08:00 +0400 UAE company acquires lease of five Emaar Hospitality F&B spaces Restaurant Secrets has acquired the lease and operating rights of five restaurants from Emaar Hospitality Group, including La Serre Dubai News | Hospitality Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:32:00 +0400 Continued growth for Saudi Arabia's hospitality sector Savills' Saudi Arabia Hotel Sector Report says corporate traveller demand is one of the upward trends in the Kingdom News | Hospitality Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:54:00 +0400 Indian tourists favour Dubai as a destination in 2019 Arabian Business has revealed that Dubai, UAE is one of the top locations for Indian travellers in 2019, with Expedia having reported similar insights for the UAE overall recently News | Hospitality Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:20:00 +0400 Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre aims for spring debut The second Waldorf Astoria in Dubai, UAE is now projecting a spring 2019 opening, after reports of a Q1 2019 debut News | Hospitality Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:03:00 +0400 E-commerce site for table lights launched for hospitality sector Desert River's trade account option allows small or large hospitality businesses to register online and get&nbsp;better pricing across the entire collection News | Hospitality Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:00:00 +0400 Dubai's MICE bid wins up 24% from 2017 The business event wins in 2018 will deliver an estimated US$326.75m to the city over the next few years News | Hospitality Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:51:00 +0400 Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech to host Michelin-starred chef Hong Kong's Richard Ekkebus, who has won two Michelin stars for his restaurant Amber, will be in Morocco for a two-day residency on February 1-2, 2019 News | Hospitality Thu, 17 Jan 2019 04:42:00 +0400 Al Habtoor Group denies link, relationship with Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises Official statement: denial comes amid speculations of acquisition of Leela Group of Hotels in India News | Hospitality Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:43:00 +0400 SCTDA eyes more tourists from India Sharjah Commerce &amp; Tourism Development Authority heads to South East Asia to woo more Indian visitors to Sharjah News | Hospitality Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:11:00 +0400 Jannah Burj Al Sarab appoints new chief executive officer The appointment comes ahead of the &ldquo;influx of Muslim travellers to the region&rdquo; News | Hospitality Tue, 15 Jan 2019 06:42:00 +0400 Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) eyes purchase of Dubai hotels ADNH and First Abu Dhabi Bank have signed a loan facility agreement worth US$435.67m News | Hospitality Tue, 15 Jan 2019 05:48:00 +0400 Groupe GM partners with Golden Tulip for new amenity range La Compagnie de Provence amenities will be offered in Golden Tulip Hotels worldwide, in the brand&rsquo;s &lsquo;Beauty Care Bar&rsquo; section News | Hospitality Tue, 15 Jan 2019 05:09:00 +0400 Mahy Medhat joins Sofitel Upper Egypt Mahy Medhat will oversee both the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract and the Sofitel Luxor Winter Palace News | Hospitality Tue, 15 Jan 2019 04:56:00 +0400 W Amman Hotel collaborates with royal artist Hotel showcases Her Royal Highness Princess FakhrelNissa Raad and Zaina Al Said's works News | Hospitality Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:32:00 +0400 IHG voco heads to North Africa IHG signs with Arab International Tourism Investment Company to debut voco in Egypt News | Hospitality Mon, 14 Jan 2019 10:59:00 +0400 R Hotels appoints new commercial director for Dubai properties Nevil D&rsquo;souza to head sales and marketing strategies of the group&rsquo;s Dubai portfolio News | Hospitality Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:20:00 +0400 Emaar Hospitality Group launches sustainability campaign focusing on marine conservation The adoption of sustainable water, energy and resource management practices across the hospitality industry to be strengthened News | Hospitality Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:29:00 +0400 Dubai government to release $68m in bank guarantees for tourism-related service providers Dubai Tourism said that the deregulatory measure will allow for liquidity to be instantly injected into Dubai&rsquo;s economy, lowering the cost of doing business and encouraging further investment in the tourism sector. News | Hospitality Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:22:00 +0400 Hilton signs agreement AW Rostamani Group to develop DoubleTree property in Bur Dubai Construction underway of the DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Al Mankhool, with an expected 2020 open date News | Hospitality Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:05:00 +0400 Emirates makes several key appointments to operations team All of the appointments bring Emirati talent into key leadership positions, either being promoted from within the organisation or through portfolio rotationws News | Hospitality Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:00:00 +0400 Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR gets new executive chef Mohammed Sitab Alam&rsquo;s 15-year experience has seen him working across the Middle East and India, and more recently in the UAE News | Hospitality Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:02:00 +0400 Upcoming Oyo Homes to offer short-stay homes in Dubai The move indicates the emergence of the India hotel chain&rsquo;s homes platform into international markets News | Hospitality Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:14:00 +0400 Oman plans to build country’s longest zip-line The zip line will be located in Al Hamra News | Hospitality Tue, 08 Jan 2019 07:43:00 +0400 Kuwait new year hotel occupancy sees gains Arab Gulf citizens form biggest bulk of guests as new year holiday coincides with mid-year vacation for the region&rsquo;s schools News | Hospitality Mon, 07 Jan 2019 11:00:00 +0400 Two new Radisson Blu hotels open in Abu Dhabi The Radisson Blu Hotel and Resort, Abu Dhabi Corniche has 327 rooms, while Radisson Blu Hotel and Resort Al Ain has 2010 rooms News | Hospitality Sun, 06 Jan 2019 04:00:00 +0400 Al Bustan Centre and Residence holds financial literacy seminar for employees The seminar focused on how to leverage and manage available financial resources, budgeting one&rsquo;s lifestyle and to plan better for retirement News | Hospitality Sun, 06 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0400 Radisson Blu Hotel in Dubai Media City appoints new chef de cuisine at Certo With more than 12 years of international experience, Mariangela is expected to bring her own personal touch and implement an even more authentic Italian guest experience at Certo News | Hospitality Sun, 06 Jan 2019 09:00:00 +0400 'Sustainability practices in hotels not being taken seriously' Rising energy costs and conserving energy awareness prompts hotels to take action but it is not enough, says energy expert News | Hospitality Sun, 06 Jan 2019 06:57:00 +0400 Revamped iconic hotels set to reopen in 2019 Extensive renovations add a &ldquo;fresh look&rdquo; and smarter technologies as international hotels keep pace with global travellers' tastes News | Hospitality Sun, 06 Jan 2019 05:54:00 +0400 India's OYO to expand into Saudi Arabia The Indian hospitality start-up to tap into the country&rsquo;s religious tourism sector News | Hospitality Sun, 06 Jan 2019 04:54:00 +0400 Anjana Spa at Rixos Bab Al Bahr launches special New Yer offers Rixos Bab Al Bahr in Ras Al Khaimah has launched new soothing spa treatments and a special New Year's discount at Anjana Spa News | Hospitality Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:00:00 +0400 Maldives welcomes the first visitor of 2019 The celebrated guest, Khalid Kareem, is a citizen of of Saudi Arabia, who was visiting the Maldives with his family to celebrate the New Year and the couple's wedding anniversary at Bandos Island Resort News | Hospitality Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:00:00 +0400 Rixos Sharm El Sheikh’s spa launches new wellness package Rixos Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt has launched a new Royal Wellness Package at its Rixos Royal Spa News | Hospitality Wed, 02 Jan 2019 09:50:00 +0400 'Only in Dubai' initiatives aim to increase repeat visitors to the emirate The 'Only in Dubai' set of initiatives will deliver authentic and world-class end-to-end destination experiences across travel touch points<strong></strong>that are tailored to relevant segments of tourists. News | Hospitality Wed, 02 Jan 2019 09:48:00 +0400 Aloft Palm Jumeirah launches two new offerings at Mexican-restaurant Luchador Aloft Palm Jumeirah has launched two new offers at its Mexican restaurant Luchador for 2019 News | Hospitality Wed, 02 Jan 2019 09:40:00 +0400 Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa opens restaurant inspired by TV Series F.R.I.E.N.D.S Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa has announced the opening of Cross Cultural Perks Caf&eacute; and Bistro, a new restaurant inspired by the 90&rsquo;s popular TV Series F.R.I.E.N.D.S News | Hospitality Wed, 02 Jan 2019 09:40:00 +0400 Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel holds tree planting ceremony to honor Year of Zayed Tree planting ceremony remembers the UAE&rsquo;s founding father who passed away in 2004 News | Hospitality Wed, 02 Jan 2019 09:24:00 +0400 Egypt's Stella Di Mare opens first property in Dubai Located in the Dubai Marina district, this is the Egyptian brand&rsquo;s first foray into the UAE market News | Hospitality Wed, 02 Jan 2019 08:12:00 +0400 Turkish Airlines, IndiGo announce codeshare agreement This is the first codeshare agreement for IndiGo as part of its international expansion strategy News | Hospitality Thu, 27 Dec 2018 06:48:00 +0400 Tourism to have a big role in Oman's diversification drive More than half of Oman-based executives believe tourism will take the lead in the sultanate's diversification drive News | Hospitality Thu, 27 Dec 2018 06:11:00 +0400 Radisson Hotel Group appoints Zubin Saxena as new managing director and vice president for South Asia Saxena was appointed as Radisson Hotel Group's vice president of development, South Asia, in February 2015 and has successfully spearheaded the company&rsquo;s regional expansion strategy News | Hospitality Sun, 23 Dec 2018 10:59:00 +0400 Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski appoints Fahad Abdullah as executive chef Fahad Bukhari's experience in Saudi Arabia spans 17 years, having worked as head chef at several establishments in Saudi Arabia News | Hospitality Sun, 23 Dec 2018 08:35:00 +0400 Additional 58,000 keys for the GCC market in 2019, says STR report The UAE and Saudi Arabia to witness the highest increase, with stronger competition predicated as a key challenge for hoteliers News | Hospitality Sun, 23 Dec 2018 08:14:00 +0400 Millennium Atria Business Bay appoints executive chef Supul Maneesha brings more than 12 years of experience to the new role News | Hospitality Thu, 20 Dec 2018 09:37:00 +0400 Dubai Tourism launches new B2B online platform for stakeholders The &lsquo;Attractions Marketplace&rsquo;is set to raise the profiles of the city&rsquo;s entertainment options among relevant partners; aims to help increase their sales and revenue potential News | Hospitality Thu, 20 Dec 2018 08:50:00 +0400 Former Oberoi Group president launches luxury hospitality brand in India Chopra said the funding in the operating company was led by UAE based Small Ventures and a $100 million REIT is being set up for strategic acquisitions and buyouts News | Hospitality Thu, 20 Dec 2018 06:07:00 +0400 AccorHotels debuts first luxurious Orient Express hotel The original Orient Express trains were famous for&nbsp;craftsmanship, the newest innovations and dining News | Hospitality Wed, 19 Dec 2018 11:51:00 +0400 IntercityHotel Riyadh Malaz opens its doors Deutsche Hospitality who operates the brand has two more hotels currently at the development stage in Oman News | Hospitality Wed, 19 Dec 2018 10:46:00 +0400 Hotel online booking site reneges on thousands of bookings Asia-based HotelQuickly leaves customers furious after it refuses to refund the money News | Hospitality Wed, 19 Dec 2018 07:41:00 +0400 Grand Millennium Business Bay distributes lunch boxes to taxi drivers The initiative was part of the hotel&rsquo;s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme News | Hospitality Wed, 19 Dec 2018 07:39:00 +0400