Tuesday 21 February 2017

RAK hospitality market posts robust growth

Ras Al Khaimah's hospitality sector witnessed solid growth, recording a 10.9 per cent increase in full year visitor arrivals and a 9.8 per cent jump in occupancy rate, taking the annual occupancy to 71 per cent, according to a report. According to the latest Ras Al Khaimah Ma


The St. Regis Athletic Club offers variety of recreation courses

Located on Saadiyat’s beach-front resort, The St. Regis Athletic Club, the 3,500-sq-m state-of-the-art fitness facility, now offers guests an exceptional variety of recreational courses that are designed to fulfill both body and spirit. Fitness aficionados and residents can


New chef de cuisine at Traiteur, Park Hyatt Dubai

Traiteur, the signature French restaurant in Park Hyatt Dubai, has selected Omar Basiony to lead its culinary team as chef de cuisine. Basiony, an Egyptian national, grew up in the bustling city of Chicago. To escape the hustle he spent summers in Padova, Italy, working in a smal


Fast-food chain Raising Cane debuts in Saudi Arabia

Global fast-food restaurant chain Raising Cane is the latest entrant into Saudi Arabia's food sector, currently worth SAR65 billion ($17.3 billion). Raising Cane, known for its infamous chicken fillet meals, has opened the kingdom's first branch in Al Bustan Center, Riyad


Etihad Engineering, Kenya Airways ink strategic agreement

Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Kenya Airways to perform mandatory checks on its Boeing 787-8 fleet. This is part of an integration programme for the newest additions to the airline's fleet. The first of six scheduled Boeing 787 C-checks


'Shop Bahrain' successfully winds up third edition

Shop Bahrain wrapped up its festivities this weekend, successfully accruing BD8 million ($20.5 million) in transaction value and witnessing the number of transactions made by shoppers increase to 130,000 in comparison to 60,000 posted last year.   The festival, co-organized


Robust aircraft fleet demand to support financing, says report

New commercial aircraft funding requirements will continue to grow at a steady pace in 2017 on the back of robust expansion in the global aircraft fleet, Moody’s Investors Service says in its new report. Growth in the availability and trading of mid-life and older aircraft


ABB, DigiValet to offer GenNext hotel room solutions

DigiValet, the company behind the world's first tablet-based guest room solution used by leading hotels across the world, said it has entered into a strategic alliance with leading Swiss power and automation technology group ABB. As part of the alliance, DigiValet and ABB wil


Elaf Group offers attractive Umrah packages

The Elaf Group, a leading provider of tourism and hospitality services, has launched attractive Umrah packages for all its properties in Holy City of Makkah. In addition, it has also announced affordable travel packages for its hotels in Jeddah for families to enjoy leisure and s


Marina Hotel marks Hala February with special promotions

Marina Hotel Kuwait invites guests to celebrate with a multitude of special room packages including complimentary breakfast, coinciding with the festivities of 'Hala February'. The hotel’s stunning coastal setting provides a broad range of leisure options with acces

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