Breaking Travel News talks to Abdin Nasralla, chief executive, Dubai Gourmet, about the Qasr Al Sultan development currently under development in Dubai. With a luxurious boutique hotel set to open at the location, the future looks bright for this little slice of Arabia.
Time Hotels Management has unveiled plans for a new four-star hotel in Dubai’s Al Barsha shopping district, Time Asma Hotel, which will aim for 80 per cent of team members to be female, led by general manager Ghada Mahgoub, with dedicated facilities for female guests.
Rotana will showcase its key upcoming properties at Arabian Travel Market, the region’s premier travel and tourism event which starts today. Rotana is preparing to open 17 new properties before the end of 2018, adding more than 4,500 keys to the company’s existing room count.
Marking the unveiling of Al Zorah a new destination in the UAE, The Oberoi Group has announced the opening of The Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, designed by Piero Lissoni.
Mövenpick is set to open its first hotel in Oman’s capital city, Muscat. Part of a design-led upscale mixed-used development, the Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Al Azaiba Muscat will capitalise on its prime location in Muscat’s commercial hub, the Ghala District, adjacent to the Sultan Qaboos Highway and close to the new international airport and Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai will bring a touch of the playful Viceroy LA vibe to the region and will mark the brand’s second property in the UAE. Designed by the innovative Yabu Pushelberg and NAO Taniyama and Associates, the 477-room beachfront resort is located at the base of the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah, overlooking the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai Marina Skyline.
First there was a deliberately depressing theme park, now Banksy is opening a hotel with views of graffiti-strewn concrete from every room. The Walled off Hotel is a three-storey immersive piece of art and also a fully functioning hostelry.
Dukes Dubai, the first international venture for the multi-award winning Dukes London hotel, which is set to open in April, has signed a range of quintessential British brands to further substantiate its great British offering.
Al Bait Sharjah, the new luxury resort to be managed by General Hotel Management, is set to raise the bar for luxury hotel accommodation in the United Arab Emirates’ cultural city while adding interest and vibrancy to the historic inner-city precinct in which it is situated, when it opens at the end of this year.
La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk, Dubai, has celebrated its grand opening. The new boutique hotel, developed by Meraas, is located at the heart of City Walk, Dubai’s new urban living destination.
Address Hotels + Resorts has unveiled its new city lifestyle resort, Address Boulevard. Chris Newman, chief operating officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Address Boulevard is another statement of our ambition to set new industry standards.”