Wednesday 13 December 2017

Mövenpick to manage new Muscat hotel

Golden Group Holding, an Oman-based group with interests in real estate, hospitality, construction and energy sector, has joined hands with hospitality chain Mövenpick Hotels for a new property in the Al Mawaleh mixed-use project, said a report. The project, which cov


Bahrain showcases tourism credentials at key regional event

A delegation from the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), headed by Shaikh Khaled bin Humood Al Khalifa, chief executive officer of BTEA, is participating in the Second World Tourism Organization and Unesco Conference on Tourism and Culture being held in Oman from December 11 to 1


Conrad Hotels announces first Columbia property

Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s smart luxury hotel brand, has announced the opening of Conrad Cartagena, the brand’s first hotel in Colombia and third in Latin America. The oceanfront oasis on the north side of the iconic Walled City welcomes guests to the shore


Mövenpick Hotels appoints new head for Asia market

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed seasoned hospitality professional Mark Willis as president – Asia as it looks to drive forward its success in the region. Willis will join the global hospitality firm’s executive team in January, responsible for overse


Abu Dhabi hotel revenues up 13.8pc in Sept

Hotel stay revenues in Abu Dhabi rose by 13.8 per cent in September as compared to August, according to figures released by the Statistics Centre- Abu Dhabi. There are more than 163 hotel establishments in Abu Dhabi, including hotels, resorts and serviced apartments, reported Emi


Tourism Ireland launches promotional space campaign

To celebrate the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Tourism Ireland has launched a physical billboard in to space to announce Ireland as a truly out of this world destination. The tourist board poster was launched in to space by weather balloon, hitting peak altitudes above Ear


Indian millennial tourists opting for more 'short breaks'

Short, frequent travel is becoming increasingly popular among Indian travellers, especially millennials, who, according to a recent survey, said they would travel for just seven days or less, at a time, but they would however, travel more often. The survey, conducted by Indian on


Dubai welcomes inaugural Med-View flight

Dubai Airports welcomed the inaugural flight of Nigerian airline Med-View coming from Murtala Muhammed International Airport, via capital city Abuja, with a traditional water salute on December 8. A cake cutting ceremony was held at the Dubai International Airport and was attende


Copthorne Hotel Dubai names new front office manager

Copthorne Hotel Dubai, located in Port Saeed in Deira, has promoted Tohamy Gad to the role of front office manager.   Gad joined the 210-room hotel in 2009 as guest service agent and quickly added additional responsibilities to his role by becoming night manager after two yea


Lighting is an 'integral part of hospitality landscape'

Hotel lighting, once a 'must have' option, has now become an integral part of today's hospitality landscape as it provides more than just illumination - it has a dramatic affect on the mood and atmosphere of an interior space. Today, hotels, restaurants and bars are c

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