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Shaza Hotels signs Mysk property in Kuwait for 2020 debut

January 16, 2018

Shaza Hotels has signed its first Mysk Hotel in Kuwait, which is expected to welcome guests at the beginning of 2020.

The new property is located opposite the Messilah beach district on the south coast of Kuwait City, and is already under construction.

The"... Continue Reading

Middle East air passenger growth lags in November, IATA says

January 15, 2018

Middle East airlines recorded the slowest growth in air passenger demand in November out of all regions, impacted by revived proposals for travel restrictions to the US from certain countries, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The industry body’s latest monthly figures showed a 4.9 per cent"... Continue Reading

Russian visitors to GCC to increase 38% by 2020

January 14, 2018

The number of Russian tourists travelling to the GCC in 2020 is expected to be 38 percent higher than the arrival figures recorded for 2016, according to data published recently by Arabian Travel Market, ATM 2018, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 22nd to 25th April 2018.

Looking at the economic drivers, the value"... Continue Reading

Sabah Rotana Receives Preliminary Approval by the DTCM for Construction of a 5-Star Touristic Hotel/Hotel Apartments

January 14, 2018

Sabah Rotana Receives Preliminary Approval by the DTCM for Construction of a 5-Star Touristic Hotel/Hotel Apartments

Sabah Rotana has been granted approval to begin its construction of a hotel establishment under category rating of 5-star and Tourism property by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). Sabah Rotana, a premium property, is a collaboration between accomplished property developers, RSG Properties and Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region with hotels across the"... Continue Reading

Women above 25 to be granted Saudi tourism visa: Report

January 13, 2018

Saudi Arabia is to allow women who are at least 25 years old to visit the kingdom without the need to be accompanied by a family member, a Saudi daily has said.

“The tourist visa will be a single-entry visa, and valid for 30 days maximum. This visa is added to those currently available in the Kingdom. It is independent of"... Continue Reading

A New Legend on the Lake: Hilton Arrives in Lake Como

January 13, 2018

A New Legend on the Lake: Hilton Arrives in Lake Como

(AETOS Wire) -- Set amidst the rolling hills and crystalline waters of one of the world’s most idyllic destinations, Hilton Lake Como opens its doors today, marking Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) first property in the region. As the largest hotel in Lake Como, the newly opened property will deliver Hilton’s signature hospitality to the renowned leisure destination with its upscale accommodations and awe-inspiring lake views. Ideally located in the residential heart of the city, between central Como and the Swiss border, the hotel places guests steps away from a haven of romantic villas and luscious gardens including the promenade along Lake Como and the neoclassical Villa Olmo. As one of the most culturally rich and historically significant regions in the world, guests will be able to explore the city’s many world-famous works of art, churches,...... Continue Reading

MEA hotel revenues hit by tumbling average room rates

January 11, 2018

Despite successfully recording growth across a number of revenue departments this month, hotels in the Middle East and Africa suffered a 1.8 per cent year-on-year drop in gross operating profit per available room (GOPPAR).

The dip was primarily a result of weakening achieved average room rate, according to the latest worldwide poll of full-service hotels from HotStats.

Whilst hotels"... Continue Reading

Bateel International appoints new Country Manager for Kuwait

January 11, 2018

Bateel International, the GCC’s leading cultivator, producer and luxury retailer of gourmet foods, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Nielsen to the position of Country Manager for Kuwait. From its conception dating back to 1991, Bateel is now a recognised and celebrated name in the gourmet food industry, with five successful outlets in Kuwait, including three cafes and two boutiques."... Continue Reading

Top Saudi HVACR expo to draw 6,000 visitors

January 10, 2018

HVACR Expo Saudi, the kingdom's largest dedicated indoor climate and refrigeration event, will feature more than 80 exhibitors along with 18 CPD (Continuing Professional Development)-certified and complimentary workshops, and the first high-level “EU - Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting” when it opens its doors in Jeddah.

To be held from January 14 to 16 at the Jeddah Centre"... Continue Reading

Nakheel, AccorHotels ink new ibis hotel management deal

January 10, 2018

Dubai-based master developer Nakheel and AccorHotels, a leading travel and lifestyle group, have signed a management agreement for ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle, bolstering their strategic partnership for Dubai hospitality projects.

The agreement, inked by Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Olivier Granet, managing director and chief operating officer for AccorHotels Middle East and"... Continue Reading

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