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Wasl Asset Management plans to open four three-star hotels in the emirate next year.
December 12, 2014 - 19:56 GMT
A company owned by Dubai’s government plans to open four hotels in the emirate next year to expand the supply of mid-priced rooms in a market dominated by luxury accommodation.

May 3, 2011

Mövenpick Hotel Doha
08:35 GMT

Green Globe Certification announced Mövenpick Hotel Doha has been certified for its sustainable operation and management.

Abdulsalam Alrafi and Roeland Vos, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & the Middle East, shaking hands
08:28 GMT
(press release)

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed an agreement with Abdulsalam Alrafi Group to open a new Sheraton hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

May 2, 2011

Ed Fuller and Shaikh Hisham Abdulrahman Al-Khalifa beside the renderings of The Residence Inn by Marriott Juffair
13:48 GMT
(press release)

Marriott International plans to introduce its Residence Inn by Marriott lodging brand for extended stay travelers in Bahrain later this year.

Fairmont is taking the meaning of personalization one step further for its Fairmont President’s Club members in the Middle East
13:15 GMT
(press release)

As Fairmont Hotels & Resorts celebrates the 10th year anniversary of its guest recognition program Fairmont President’s Club, the brand is pleased to announce new personalized benefits for the Middle East.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas
10:50 GMT
(press release)

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts has announced that its two Abu Dhabi properties, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas and Hyatt Capital Gate, will open in the second half of 2011.

Michael Scully, MD Hospitality at Dubai-based hospitality and real estate investment company, Seven Tides
09:17 GMT
(press release)

Regional governments in the Gulf should consider setting up an offset fund to reinvest in a variety of local tourism initiatives and projects.

Salem Al Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotions at the Sultanate of Oman's Ministry of Tourism
08:43 GMT
(press release)

Oman’s Ministry of Tourism has refocused its industry marketing strategy against a backdrop of regional events that have spurred demand for travel to the Gulf.

May 1, 2011

Top off your deep tissue Balinese massage with a creamy Pevonia polish all through the month at the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates
14:12 GMT
(press release)

There’s something for everyone all through the month of May at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.

Peacock International Hotel Management and re-brand-ing known as long term partners, together they have experience in managing hotels and hospitality brands from around the region
14:10 GMT
(press release)

Peacock International Hotel Management announced its participation for the first time in the Arabian Travel Market along with re-brand-ing, a corporate identity and branding company.

The Marriott International Senior Sales Mission is aimed at bringing senior Marriott executives and hotels closer to its high-value customers and partners for a unique networking opportunity
13:46 GMT
(press release)

Marriott International announced that over 35 top Marriott executives from across the world have come together to embark on a Middle East Senior Management Sales Mission.

The scholarships consist of an 18 month diploma in Hospitality Management at NHI complemented by a 6 month internship at a property of Kempinski Hotels or with Dubai Golf
13:04 GMT
(press release)

The Wave, Muscat has announced the expansion of its role in the 40/40 Scholarship Fund by increasing the number of hospitality student scholarships from four to fifteen.

Marc Dardenne, CEO, Emaar Hotels & Resorts
12:04 GMT
(press release)

The Armani Hotel Dubai, the first hotel designed by Giorgio Armani, in collaboration with Emaar Properties, in Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, celebrates its first anniversary.

Nasser Al Nowais receiving the award
11:59 GMT
(press release)

Nasser Al Nowais, Chairman of Rotana was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 7th Annual Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), on the 1st of May 2011 in Dubai.

The new distribution channel would allow B2C customers to access Planet Travel & Tours products and services while the XML system will enable agents and customers worldwide to access other travel sites
10:47 GMT
(press release)

Planet Travel & Tours is introducing a new online booking system for its B2C (business-to-consumer) customers and adding XML (Extensive Markup Language) to its system to reach a wider market.

The Ramada Executive room rates is an addition to the property’s wide range of services
09:39 GMT
(press release)

Ramada Downtown Dubai will unveil Ramada Executive room rates and will launch Summer Promotions at the Arabian Travel Market at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.