Breaking Travel News talks to Debrah Dhugga, managing director, Dukes Collection at World Travel Market 2016. With the new Dukes property set to open in Dubai in just a few weeks and the London hotel undergoing a significant renovation, there is much to discuss.
Dukes London has revealed plans for a major refurbishment programme, due to start next month. Renovation plans include the hotel’s bedrooms, public areas and restaurant. Developments will begin with the hotel’s meeting rooms, changes to the restaurant, with the bedrooms set to follow in January 2017.
Luxury hotel group Dukes Collection has announced Dukes Dubai will open in December this year. Situated at the beginning of the famous Palm Jumeirah, a highly-coveted location for this five-star hotel, the hotel will encompass a quintessentially British feel inspired by its famous London counterpart, Dukes London.
Dubai-based Seven Tides Hospitality has signed a partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels. Dubai’s latest luxury hotel, Dukes Dubai, which is set to open in quarter four of 2016, will be showcased through Preferred’s online booking platform, which generates over US$1 billion in reservations annually.
Mete Atakuman, general manager, Dukes Dubai talks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market. The discuss the new property, which is scheduled to open later this year and the British flavour it will bring to the United Arab Emirates hospitality market.
Dubai-based luxury property developer and holding company Seven Tides International has announced a new team member with the appointment of Shamia Mouratsing as head of marketing and communications for its five-star hospitality venture, Dukes Dubai on Palm Jumeirah. Boasting more than 13 years’ solid marketing experience, Mouratsing has spearheaded campaigns that have generated millions of dollars in revenue for properties under her remit over the past five years.
Dubai-based luxury property developer and holding company Seven Tides has appointed the general manager and four senior executive committee members for its latest five-star hospitality venture, Dukes Dubai hotel and hotel apartment project. Seasoned general manager, Mete Atakuman, will head up the team and brings more than 20 years’ industry experience to the role with emphasis on openings and acquisition.
Dubai-based luxury property developer and holding company Seven Tides has unveiled its newest upscale project, the Dukes Oceana, located on Palm Jumeirah. The first international property for the Dukes Collection brand, whose flagship hotel Dukes London is a popular destination for GCC travellers, the five-star hotel and adjacent residences are scheduled to be handed over within quarter one of 2016.
Dukes St James London is celebrating its latest success at the World Travel Awards, with the luxury boutique hotel being awarded England’s Leading Hotel, proudly retaining this esteemed title for a consecutive year. Dukes general manager, Debrah Dhugga, attended the awards on behalf of the hotel and commented: “It is an honour to be awarded such a prestigious award and as a result, to be shortlisted for the Grand Final of the World Travel Awards later this year.
The christening of HRH Prince George will take place this week, and to mark the momentous historical occasion, Dukes St James London is launching a limited edition cocktail, the Royal Prince Cup. Featuring a tantalising blend of Hendricks Gin, Rosehip Cup Bitter, Dubonnet and Zest of Organic Orange, the Royal Prince Cup is a truly unique and quintessentially British cocktail.
Debrah Dhugga, general manager, Dukes Hotel talks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2013 at the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Antalya, Turkey.