Jumeirah Al Naseem will open its doors on December 1st, bringing a contemporary architectural twist to its sister properties within Madinat Jumeirah Resort, and a guest experience focused on a journey of discovery through the modern culture of Dubai. The final chapter of the multi-award winning Madinat Jumeirah also marks the completion of Jumeirah Group’s transformation of two kilometres of coastline into a major tourist destination.
Rocco Forte Hotels has welcomed the long awaited Assila Hotel to the developing Saudi hospitality market of Jeddah. Prominently placed at the centre of Jeddah’s most fashionable business and shopping district, Assila Hotel is the ideal destination for business visitors and leisure guests who wish to enjoy the European warmth, charm and outstanding level of bespoke service of Rocco Forte Hotels, enhanced by traditional Arabian hospitality.
Westin Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Egypt’s best kept secret, The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa Katameya Dunes. Owned by New Cairo for Real Estate Investment Company, the resort and spa is located in the prestigious, residential community of Katameya Dunes, anchored by a 27-hole championship golf course designed by world-renowned Nick Faldo and Brian Curley.
Anantara’s first resort in Oman, the hotly anticipated Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, has opened its doors. Perched 2,000 metres above sea level on the Sultanate’s fabled ‘Green Mountain’, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is the highest five star luxury resort in the Middle East and offers a huge variety of activities – from high adrenalin to total relaxation – as well as a wealth of cultural experiences.
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.
Morocco has welcomed the arrival of a significant new hotel with the opening of Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, following a US$100 million redevelopment. The funds were invested by Alajial Assets Company, a subsidiary of Al Ajial Holding that represents Kuwait Investment Authority in the Kingdom of Morocco.
Key players in Dubai’s tourism industry came together to mark the city’s milestone achievement of reaching 100,000 rooms across its expanding hotel and hotel apartment inventory following the soft opening of The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. Commenting on the occasion, Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, said: “For the hotel sector, high demand from international travellers, and the consequent growth in tourism volumes, has been the cornerstone of fostering continued investment in supply enhancement, which has seen us cross this historic 100,000 rooms threshold.”
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.
Rotana has officially announced the opening of Centro Shaheen Jeddah, the group’s first property under the “Centro by Rotana” brand to open in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. SHUAA Capital is the Fund Manager and Developer of this joint project.Located on Madinah Road, just 20 minutes away from King Abdulaziz International Airport, Centro Shaheen offers 252 contemporary designed rooms and studios with stylish bathrooms, the latest technology and in-room entertainment options.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened the doors to the Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah, a unique European-style property in one of Saudi Arabia’s fastest-growing cities. The 228-room property, which marks the Swiss hospitality firm’s third hotel in Jeddah and 11th in the Kingdom, seamlessly blends a classical interior design with a contemporary façade and the latest modern comforts.
W Hotels Worldwide is debuting the W Dubai – Al Habtoor City, the brand’s first hotel in the Emirate. Owned by the Al Habtoor Group, the design-led lifestyle brand is set to shake up the destination with its rooftop W Lounge, pulsating WET pool deck and innovative fashion and music happenings. The opening marks the W brand’s second outpost in the Middle East, following the debut of W Doha in 2009.
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.