Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, participated last evening in the kick-off meeting of the advisory council for 2017 HITEC Dubai.
With a stable mind set and a rich portfolio of experience across multi-national, local & regional brands, Alisa D’souza, Owner & PR Consultant at ALISA PR brings in a perfect blend of professionalism, strategic perspective, hard-core PR operations, extensive knowledge of the region’s media industry, client relationship management, creativity, team leadership, and hands on experience in PR & Social Media across all verticals of business in the UAE & Middle East region.
Al Habtoor City Hotel Collection is delighted to announce the appointment of John Farrelly as Multi-Property Director of Sales & Marketing for St. Regis Dubai, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City and The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City.
Swiss-Belhotel International (SBI) has announced the promotion of Herve Peyre as the Area General Manager for Bahrain. Herve has been associated with the group since September 2013 as the General Manager for Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain.
Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the opening of Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay Aqaba, the group’s first 5-star in Jordan following the completion of the hotel’s rebranding. Part of the massive Tala Bay development, the beautiful 336-room beachfront property is located on the Red Sea with 80 per cent of the rooms facing the marina.
Cactus Jacks and Da Vinci’s restaurants at Millennium Airport Hotel have been recognized with 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on consistent great reviews.
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), which organises and promotes tourism within the Republic of Cyprus, has revealed that the Mediterranean island is readying for a significant influx of visitors from across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) during the forthcoming Eid Al Adha celebrations in September.
Emaar Entertainment, the leisure and entertainment subsidiary of Emaar Properties, has unveiled a record-breaking organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screen above Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
Centro Barsha by Rotana, Dubai, has appointed Hamzeh Saffaf as its new Executive Chef. Leading a team of culinary individuals at the hotel’s restaurant, c.taste, and a busy private catering and banqueting unit, Hamzeh began his career from as early as the tender age of 15 years working in the kitchen of a restaurant in his home country of Syria.
Coral Beach Resort Sharjah continues to be the leading hotel in Sharjah retaining the number one position on TripAdvisor out of the 79 hotels in the city. The hotel has been receiving raving reviews from its guests who have been consistently rating it as the most outstanding property in Sharjah. While 63 per cents of the 1,023 reviews rated it as excellent, 27% called it very good.
The UAE has officially submitted its candidacy for membership into the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Category B during its participation in the organization's General Meetings held in London. The plenary sessions, which was chaired by His Excellency (HE) Abdullah Belheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman, Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport, discussed important and timely issues related to the maritime sector along with its global best practices.
Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, presented Sharjah Labour Standards Development Authority (SLSDA) with Esri's Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award recently at the annual Esri User Conference, San Diego-California. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates from all over the world, SLSDA received the award for its innovative application of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualisation, and thought leadership in GIS through local government.
The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel, the newest addition to AccorHotels’ distinctive MGallery by Sofitel collection of contemporary boutique hotels, is set to become the first holistic wellbeing resort in the Middle East. The exciting new property is scheduled for soft launch in summer 2017 and has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the German Medical Wellness Association.
Maldives…the sunny side of life has been titled as the Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination, Indian Ocean’s Leading Beach Destination and Indian Ocean’s Leading Dive Destination at the 24th Annual Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards (WTA) held last evening at the beautiful five-star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives.
The Iftar Exchange, a charity campaign initiated by Towers Rotana, in partnership with Epicure Catering benefited 1,000 labourers at Amana Labour Camp in Al Quoz. Led by Executive Assistant Manager, Michael Kempf, the Towers Rotana team composed of colleague volunteers from various departments, assisted in distributing iftar meals last 19th June 2017.