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Accor ADCB Raffles The Palm Dubai

Accor, ADCB partner to launch ALL-ADCB credit card in the UAE

The ALL-ADCB Infinite and Signature credit cards offer members benefits at over 30 Accor properties in the UAE

Voco

Voco Dubai The Palm hotel set to open in the fall of 2022

It will be IHG Hotels & Resorts first property on Palm Jumeirah

Jumeirah Group

Jumeirah Group launches new lounge at Dubai International Airport

The Jumeirah Airport Lounge offers travellers a taste of the brand’s hospitality

Kerzner takes over management of Dubai’s Bab Al Shams resort

Kerzner has assumed management of luxury desert resort Bab Al Shams under Rare Finds, a new vertical that will manage a collection of diverse and unique resorts

Germany’s Deutsche Hospitality partners with Al Hamra

Deutsche Hospitality will manage Al Hamra Residences and Al Hamra Village Hotel, which will rebrand as Steigenberger Residences and MAXX by Deutsche Hospitality

UAE hospitality brand Stella Stays to accept cryptocurrencies

Customers will be able to complete online transactions by paying in Bitcoin, Ethereum and over 35 altcoins directly through Stella Stays’ website

Dubai SME and Khalifa Fund announce collaboration to leverage Gulfood

The collaboration will enable UAE-based SMEs to gain easy access to new markets

Saudi Crown Prince unveils new hospitality brand to revive kingdom’s heritage

The Boutique Group will transform historic and cultural palaces into luxurious boutique hotels in Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development announces investment in Thailand’s tourism, hospitality sector

The properties in which the fund is investing have more than 760 rooms combined

Alpha Dhabi Holding begins hiring process in support of Nafis initiative for Emiratis

The company offers potential for progress and growth in the fields of construction, healthcare, hospitality, industry and investment in promising sectors.

Abu Dhabi’s Yas Bay Waterfront to open on December 1

The waterfront is minutes away from Yas Island’s attractions, including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and CLYMB

Hospitality

How to future-proof your hospitality business in a post-pandemic era

Hospitality businesses don’t have to reinvent the wheel, but they can convert their venues into profit centres

Marriott W Dubai - Mina Seyahi

Marriott to open W Dubai – Mina Seyahi in 2022

The 31-storey hotel will feature 318 guestrooms, including 26 suites and an Extreme Wow Suite

Saudi’s Red Sea project signs agreements for nine hotels with 1,700 keys

The nine hotels are part of the 16 properties currently under development in the first phase of the project

Saudi’s Dar Al Arkan and Katara Hospitality join hands to develop sea-front project in Qatar

The project marks Dar Al Arkan’s first entry into Qatar with the aim of driving the development of the luxury property market

Explainer: Has the UAE’s hospitality sector recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic?

The hospitality sector is one small part of the Expo ecosystem but the event is fueling medium- and long-term growth within the space, opines Haitham Mattar, managing director for India, Middle East and Africa, IHG Hotels & Resorts

Address emaar Istanbul

Emaar’s Address Hotels opens first property outside of UAE in Istanbul

The development, which is part of Emaar Square, is located on the Asian side of Istanbul

In pics: Saudi reveals new luxury mountain resort as part of the Red Sea project

Work on the 60-key property began in July 2021

Dubai companies including Emaar, Emirates hiring again as Covid crisis eases

Businesses in Dubai’s travel and tourism industry in August saw the sharpest increases in activity and new work in over two years

Hotels

UAE records 62% hotel occupancy rate in H1 2021

The country’s hotel and tourism establishments attracted nearly 8.3 million guests during this period

Video, pics: Inside Expo 2020 Dubai’s only onsite hotel

Located adjacent to Al Wasl Plaza, Rove Expo 2020 features 331 rooms and suites

Wasl hospitality

Wasl to open four new hotels in Dubai

Wasl hospitality and leisure has a portfolio of 6,885 hotel rooms

Dubai’s Emaar to offer complimentary Expo 2020 tickets to Address, Vida hotel guests

The company will also manage hospitality venue 2020 Club by Emaar within the expo site

Review: Staycation at Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Even a short stay at the sprawling property is rejuvenating, with all the safety protocols in place

Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island

World’s biggest Hampton by Hilton opens in UAE’s Marjan Island

The 515-key Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah has a development value of Dhs450m

Dubai increases capacity at hotels, restaurants and cinemas, eases timings for events

Restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars are also now permitted to operate at 80 per cent capacity

Abu Dhabi hotel occupancy rises to highest since pandemic began

Hotels in the UAE capital were 68.5 per cent full last month

Warner Bros Theme Hotel Abu Dhabi

The world’s first Warner Bros. hotel to open in Abu Dhabi this year

Developed with a total investment of $112m, construction on the property is now 90 per cent complete

Saudi Arabian hospitality firms weigh $2.4bn merger

Assilah Investment is the top shareholder in both companies

Abu Dhabi fund ADQ offers to create large hospitality group

ADQ has proposed combining Abu Dhabi National Hotels Company with one of its portfolio companies, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company