The National Investor has confirmed it will invest US$50 million into the Mafraq Hotel in Abu Dhabi, expanding the property from 121 to 250 rooms. TNI also said the hotel will be rebranded and managed in house, a first for the group.
Viceroy Hotel Group has been selected by Aldar properties to take over the operation of the iconic Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi, marking the first foray in the region for the American-based group. Here Breaking Travel News takes a look at what the decision might mean for what is already considered one of the finest hotels in the Middle East.
Abu Dhabi is gearing up to host the 2012 International Security National Resilience (ISNR) Exhibition & Conference at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) early next year.
Abu Dhabi, recently named ‘World’s Leading Tourist Board’. received 175,309 guests at its hotels and hotel apartments in February – a rise of 17% compared to the same month in 2010, according to figures just released by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA).
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have begun a five day visit to the Gulf as part of a concerted attempt to boost British presence in the region. Landing in Abu Dhabi late last night, The Queen was greeted by Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and several UAE ministers.
A host of upmarket hotel openings next year will help cement the reputation of Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island as a world-class tourist destination. Simon Venison, director of operations at Tourism Development and Investment Company, outlined the scale of the developments during World Travel Market, the premier global event for the travel industry.
Governments across the MENA region are still continuing to invest in infrastructure megaprojects, which are designed to meet the requirements of their increasing populations.
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that new Bespoke Phantoms have arrived in Abu Dhabi. The cars are based on two different motifs which are inspired by the city’s rich culture and natural landscape.