With Millennium & Copthorne currently unveiling a range of new brands, Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, chief executive of the company, here bring Breaking Travel News’ viewers up to date at Arabian Travel Market. He is also tells us about plans to up a host of new properties across the Middle East.
Millennium & Copthorne has revealed the soft opening of the highly anticipated Bab Al Qasr in Abu Dhabi. A new landmark on the capital’s ever-changing skyline, the iconic property is located on the exclusive corniche, next to the Presidential Palace. Celebrating Arabic culture, in everything from the architecture and interior design to the authentic Arabian experiences, the property marks the second hotel opening from the group’s luxury portfolio, The Biltmore Collection.
Fadi Ammache, sales and marketing manager, Copthorne Hotel Sharjah, speaks to Breaking Travel News about what is on offer at the property.
Stephen Kamat, regional director, brand and communication, Millennium & Copthorne, talks to Breaking Travel News about the growth of the company in the Middle East, the launch of a new partnership with Biltmore and the upcoming summer advertising campaign.
Millennium & Copthorne has signed two hotels in the Sultanate of Oman including the global debut of the new eco-lifestyle brand, Agarwood. The brand entered into an agreement with Al Madina Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality arm of Al Madina Real Estate Company, to develop the Group’s Agarwood brand as well as a new addition to the development pipeline for its innovative budget brand, Studio M.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East & Africa will open three new properties in the Sultanate of Oman in the coming months, starting with the launch of a global brand first, the 115-key Millennium Executive Apartments property in Muscat, in quarter one of 2015. Two further Millennium hotels will be added to the group portfolio in 2015 in the Omani capital, Grand Millennium Hotel Muscat and Copthorne Hotel Muscat.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East & Africa has unveiled plans to launch its Studio M brand in Riyadh in partnership with Saudi owner Waseel Properties and developer Raseel Properties. The 145-key property is the first Studio M brand in the Middle East and will be centrally located in Riyadh on King Fahd Road and is due to open in quarter two of 2015.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, voted this week as Middle East’s Leading Business Hotel Brand by World Travel Awards, has unveiled a trio of new-to-region hospitality brands as part of its planned programme of expansion and growth, with a target of 50 properties by 2017. The three new brands will shortly be making their debut in the region, – Studio M, M Hotel and Millennium Executive Apartments - will each address new and growing market segment needs and help Millennium & Copthorne grow its brand presence throughout the Middle East.
Mr. Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, Founder, President & CEO - Millennium & Copthorne, MEA
Mr. Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, Founder, President and CEO - Millennium & Copthorne
As part of an exciting and strategic new branding exercise, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has introduced ‘Monogram Collection’. This is a portfolio of hotels with individual, historic, stylish or unique characters - ranging from heritage to designer lifestyle hotels around the globe.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has installed the new WindsurferCRS into its new central reservation system. The new WindsurferCRS system, which was designed by Sceptre Hospitality Resources, can now manage reservations for over ten million room nights and will now be the proprietary booking channel for M&C hotels around the globe.