Accor is set to debut its Raffles brand in Bahrain after signing an agreement with GFH Financial Group. The management agreement for Raffles Bahrain marks the start of a growing partnership between the two entities and consolidates Accor’s presence in the kingdom where it currently operates six properties.
Emaar Properties recorded 4,756 transactions cumulatively worth D13.1 billion in the first six months of this year, accounting for the largest share of all property sales in Dubai.
Princess Cruises has revealed that an escape room at sea will feature on its two newest ships, the 3,660-guest Sky Princess and Enchanted Princess.
Andy Bellamy has been appointed general manager at the newly opened Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge. He joins the Leonardo Royal property with 15 years’ experience working in the hospitality industry, most recently as area general manager at Mercure Hotels.
Accor has strengthened its portfolio in Jordan to nine properties with the opening of the Mövenpick Hotel Amman. It follows the group’s takeover and re-brand of an existing 218-key property in the kingdom’s vibrant capital, which has undergone a refurbishment in line with Mövenpick brand standards.
Swiss-Belhotel International has launched Swiss-Belinn Gajah Mada Medan, a new midscale hotel in the capital of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Located on Jalan Gajah Mada in the centre of the city, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s main business and shopping districts.
Ryanair is expecting to welcome five million fewer passengers next summer as the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max impacts capacity growth. The Irish airline has a total of 135 of the controversial models on order, the first five of which are due for delivery this autumn.