How the GCC economies will drive the leisure and business travel sectors and how hotels will deal with the pressure to fine-tune their offerings to deliver long-term growth will be among the major talking points at the Gulf & Indian Ocean Hotel Investors’ Summit.
Yas Waterworld is adding a new unique experience to its summer offering, inviting guests and water adventure fans to enjoy Neon lit evenings this summer. Every Friday, starting August 25th, the park will extend its operating hours to 22:00 to offer its guests a glowing experience.
Viceroy Hotel Group has revealed the appointment of Mark Griffiths to the role of regional vice president and managing director at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. Griffiths will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Viceroy’s flagship Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi as well as the group’s upcoming openings including Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Viceroy Princes’ Islands Istanbul, Viceroy Jumeirah Village Dubai and Viceroy Algarve.
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi has appointed Wayne Redman as director of group sales, Europe. In his new role, Redman will be based in London and will be responsible for the management of all European MICE groups holding events at the 499-bedroom property, part of the luxury lifestyle Viceroy Hotel Group.
British actor Jude Law, the heart-throb star of countless Hollywood hits, swapped red carpets for chequered flags on a recent trip to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit - the futuristic home of the emirate’s annual Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi has completed the refurbishment of the lobby and the lounge, bringing in key elements of the Viceroy brand story.The reception area has been enhanced to provide more space while a new library has been designed to offer a quiet area, segregated from the buzz of the lobby activity.
Eminem has been unveiled as the final Yasalam After-Race Concert artist, bringing the F1 weekend to a stunning climax at the du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Eminem will perform on Sunday November 4th, after the 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi has introduced an exhilarating four-day package for meeting and incentive groups featuring exclusive activities to showcase the vibrant destination of Yas Island. The state-of-the-art luxury hotel offers exceptional service throughout its 499 impeccable rooms and suites, 12 innovative dining venues and lounges, and an award-winning ESPA spa.
Yas Marina, operated and managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas and one of the premier marinas in Abu Dhabi, has announced their 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix berthing tariffs. The tariffs, valid for seven nights from October 29th to November 4th 2012, start from AED10,395 and AED22,586 for non-track and trackside views respectively and are fully inclusive of access to the marina, lounges, bars, restaurants, Yas Viceroy hotel, water taxi and buggy services.
In many senses it has been a year of change at Yas, with Viceroy Hotels & Resorts taking over the management of the property and a host of enhancements coming on stream. New general manager Heiner Werdeling joined in June, taking over the leadership of what is already considered the World’s Leading New Hotel by the World Travel Awards. Here he joins Breaking Travel News to discuss what the future holds for this iconic property.
McLaren team mates Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button laid down the gauntlet to their rivals during the first practice session of the Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways Formula 1 Grand Prix. The British drivers clocked the top two times, with Hamilton leading fellow-Brit Button by 0.199 seconds.
Abu Dhabi has been presenting its world-class line-up of new hotels at World Travel Market 2011 as the emirate prepares for the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix this weekend. Here Breaking Travel News calls in at this most exciting of destinations to see just what all the fuss is about.