Hotelier Alessandro Redaelli has stepped into the tole of managing director for Hilton in Ras al Khaimah. Redaelli will be responsible for managing 1,200 employees across three resorts in the United Arab Emirates destination, including the Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort and Al Hamra Residence & Village.
Barceló Hotel Group – operators of Dukes Dubai on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai – have revealed plans for a new venture in the United Arab Emirates. Looking north, the group has ambitions to launch a new five-star property on Al Marjan Island in Ras al Khaimah.
Kempinski Hotel Bahia is seeking to new culinary heights with the launch of El Paseo Del Mar - a new destination sure to delight food-lovers from across the globe. Perched on its own sliver of Mediterranean, El Paseo Del Mar is co-created by the family-run Zsidai Group, as part of a €4 million refurbishment of the property.
Briggs & Riley has the TORQ collection in Hunter green, a striking new update of its best-selling hard-sided luggage collection. Iconic department store Harrods will be the exclusive worldwide launch partner for the TORQ collection, with the carry-on and medium trunk spinner available in the fierce new Hunter colourway from June both in-store and online.
InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the promotion of Joanna Kurowska to the role of director operations, luxury and managed, northern Europe. Based in the Frankfurt IHG office, Kurowska will be responsible for driving sustainable hotel performance for IHG and owners of IHG’s managed estate in the region.
The flight, which will operate daily during the summer, complements Delta’s existing Edinburgh-New York-JFK service which will become year-round in 2019, and means the airline offers two nonstop connections between the capital and United States every day this summer.
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has unveiled the transformation of the Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace following a full-scale renovation. Carrying the Sheraton Grand designation, the property truly delivers on the heritage and sophisticated design that characterises these hotels.
Her majesty the Queen has visited British Airways’ headquarters at Waterside, Heathrow, as part of the airline’s centenary celebrations. While at Waterside her majesty was introduced to colleagues in heritage uniforms from across the airline’s history and she visited British Airways’ museum, the Speedbird Centre.
Shares in Thomas Cook were up a modest two per cent this morning after the struggling travel giant confirmed it had received a “highly preliminary and unsolicited indicative offer” from Triton Partners for its northern Europe business.
The Tui supervisory board has unanimously elected Dieter Zetsche to the role of chairman. He succeeds Klaus Mangold, who has stepped down from his position after eight years.