Jordan is certainly having a moment: an increasing number of travellers are adding the Middle Eastern country to their agendas for 2019 with the UNESCO city of Petra, desert of Wadi Rum, beaches of the Dead Sea and fascinating history proving an irresistible lure.
Highlights of the revamp include 90 contemporary rooms decorated in natural tones and featuring modern showers and attractive tile flooring that create a relaxed ambiance at this fortress-style hotel.
Developed by Eagle Hills Jordan, the 207-room Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is in the heart of Aqaba’s newest beachside destination, Saraya Aqaba.
Mark Timbrell has been appointed as general manager of Kempinski Hotel Amman, located in the bustling area of Shmeisani, in the Jordanian capital.
W Hotels Worldwide has unveiled W Amman, the brand’s first property in Jordan. Developed by Eagle Hills Jordan, the 280-room hotel is located in the heart of Amman’s up and coming new downtown neighbourhood, Abdali, and features design inspired by the energy of the Middle East.
Samarkand has been added to the flight network of Turkish Airlines and becomes the 302nd destination offered by the carrier.
AccorHotels have announced the rebranding of a prominent landmark hotel in Jordan to Le Grand Amman – managed by AccorHotels. The property consisting of 298-rooms and 67 well-appointed serviced apartments was launched in partnership with Iskan Co. for Touristic & Hotel Investments.
Tesla has officially opened a new retail store in Amman, Jordan, its first service centre and store in the Middle East region. The new store is located on Al-Ommal Street, Al-Sena’a in Al Bayader Wadi Seer.
The Museum of Jordan has opened in the country’s capital, Amman, housing over 2,000 artefacts from Jordanian history, including the Dead Sea Scrolls. The museum features nine major exhibition themes, showcasing Jordan’s environment, food, architecture, trade, politics, communication, industry, religion and daily domestic life through a range of interactive displays.
EarthCam and the award-winning Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) have teamed up to launch a collection of live streaming webcams, with views of some of the country’s most treasured and visited locations. This is a major development for the JTB, as Jordan is the first country in the Middle East to install tourism webcams with great appreciation for Zain Jordan for sponsoring the live Internet feed for all cameras.