Mayfair hotel Dukes London has appointed Paul Skinner as the new general manager. With a career in catering and hospitality spanning 27 years, Skinner joins the five-star hotel from Jumeriah Carlton Tower, London, where he has held the position of operations director.
Dukes the Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, has launched its first-ever all-inclusive package, for the ultimate staycation getaway. Guests are invited to enter a world where British charm meets cosmopolitan luxury at the base of the Palm Jumeirah.
Property developer Seven Tides has confirmed Barceló Hotel Group as the new operator of its five-star Dukes Dubai, located on the west trunk of Palm Jumeirah.
Dukes London was ahead of the solo travel trend, introducing the Duchess Rooms, a discreet service tailored to the solo, female business and leisure guests.
Following an extensive refurbishment programme, which has seen renovations to both the bedrooms and public areas, Dukes London has revealed a brand-new deluxe room category.
With the hotel now just over a year old, Tristan de la Porte du Theil, general manager at Dukes Dubai, tells Breaking Travel News how this small slice of Great Britain has been received in the market. He also tells us what we have to look forward to as we move into the summer season in Dubai.
With an extensive history in catering and hospitality, Rieu trained at Strasbourg’s Lycée Hotelier Alexandre Dumas, before taking up positions at an array of world-famous hotels, including the Fairmont Boston, The Savoy and The Mandarin Oriental in London.
Dukes London has announced a brand-new partnership with heritage Champagne brand, Pommery. Guests of this five-star hotel can now savour exquisite selections from the luxury drinks brand in the chic surroundings of GBR, Mayfair’s go-to restaurant which opened in May, as well as in more familiar spaces such as the Dukes Bar, the Drawing Room, or as part of room service.
With the new hotel now fully operational on the Palm Jumeirah in the United Arab Emirates, Dukes Dubai general manager Tristan de la Porte here tells Breaking Travel News about how the property offers a little taste of the UK in the Middle East.
Breaking Travel News catches up with Debrah Dhugga, managing director, Dukes Collection, as Dukes London takes a prestigious prize at the World Travel Awards.