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Marriott unveils continued growth plans across Middle East

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Marriott International has set the stage for significant and ambitious growth within the Middle East and Africa region according to its president and chief executive officer, Arne Sorenson. Visiting Dubai, Sorenson outlined regional growth plans that anticipate growth of the company’s MEA portfolio to over 240 properties by 2020, with plans to add roughly 80 properties and almost 16,500 rooms. → Read More

Kempinski Seychelles to welcome World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015

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Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare has been selected to host the World Travel Awards Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015. Set to take place on Saturday, June 20th, the dazzling red-carpet ceremony will welcome hospitality leaders and luminaries from across the regions. Located on the south end of Mahé in Baie Lazare, Kempinski Seychelles Resort is the perfect location for the Gala Ceremony. → Read More

Shangri-La headed for Saudi Arabia following Assila deal

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Assila Investments and Shangri-La International Hotel Management have signed a memorandum of understanding in relation to the management and operation of a luxury hotel and residences development in Jeddah, the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia and the principle gateway to Mecca. Slated to open in early 2018, it will be the first Shangri-La in Saudi Arabia. The 242-room hotel will be in a prominent 65-storey development located on Jeddah Corniche Road facing the Red Sea. → Read More

Mövenpick makes Bangkok debut

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is making its Bangkok debut. The five-star Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15 Bangkok represents the Swiss hospitality firm's first city hotel in Thailand, but its fourth countrywide. → Read More

New appointments for Mövenpick Hotels

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed two Vice Presidents to the company’s senior management team. UK-born Nick Bosworth takes on the role of Vice President Brand & Marketing while Petra Götting joins the company as Vice President Sales & Marketing Europe. → Read More

Marriott names new Caribbean, Latin America leader

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With plans to expand to 100 hotels this year and add another 50 across nine new countries by 2017, Marriott International has named Tim Sheldon as President of its Caribbean & Latin America region. → Read More

Accor divests seven HotelInvest properties in UK

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As part of the group’s strategy to restructure the assets of HotelInvest, its hotel owner and investor business, Accor has revealed the sale and franchise-back of seven hotels. The deal, worth €32.6 million, comes with a commitment from the buyers to carry out €5.2 million worth of renovations. → Read More

Conrad Chicago set for opening in early 2016

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Conrad Hotels & Resorts has unveiled plans to open a new Conrad Chicago, expected to begin hosting global travellers in spring 2016. Overlooking North Michigan Avenue on Erie Street, the stunning new Conrad Chicago will provide guests with immediate access to high-end retail and award-winning restaurants in the one of the most desirable locations in the city. → Read More

Regal Hotels confirms latest China expansion with Shandong property

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Regal Hotels has recently announced the signing of a new project, Regal Kangbo Hotel & Residence, in Dezhou of Shandong Province, China. Opening second quarter of 2015, Regal Kangbo Hotel & Residence is ideally situated in Dezhou Economic Development Zone and well-connected by extensive public transportation network. → Read More

Hilton Batumi opens on Black Sea coast in Georgia

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts has opened its first hotel in the Black Sea Port of Batumi, Georgia. Hilton Batumi started welcoming guests today following a management agreement with Tourinvest. The 247-room contemporary property, which includes 15 suites, offers guests breath-taking views over the Black Sea, mountains and the neighbouring Dolphinarium. → Read More

Rocco Forte Hotels launches new events packages

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Rocco Forte Hotels, the family of ten hotels across Europe, has announced a newly developed offering for meetings, conferences, events, and incentives - Rocco Forte Events. Creating a consistent offering across the hotels, the group is launching Silver, Gold and Platinum packages. Each of these will be personalised and tailored to clients’ individual requirements with tiered benefits for meeting planners, as well as unique offerings for delegates throughout their stay. → Read More

Meydan Hotels & Hospitality claims two top titles at World Travel Awards

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The Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Resort & Spa, both part of Meydan Hotels & Hospitality, have been selected as the Middle East’s Leading Sports Resort and the Middle East’s Leading Desert Resort respectively by the World Trade Awards. This win marks the fourth consecutive year that the two properties have won the awards. The two awards were presented to Mohamed Aghoury cluster general manager for The Meydan Hotel and Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, at a ceremony held in Dubai and attended by key travel, tourism and hospitality executives. → Read More

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