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Standard International debuts The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives

Standard International, the parent company of The Standard is delighted to announce the opening of The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives and to present the earliest guests with an enticing opening package. With 115 stunning private pool villas, the resort marks the brand’s first property in Asia. The resort is a short seaplane ride away from Male, nestled between the Raa and Baa Atolls, on a naturally protected island. While the Maldives has traditionally been a couple’s destination, as always, The Standard has approached the development with a fresh set of eyes. The resort offers an unmatched combination of relaxation, dynamic social life and vibrant cultural programming that also welcomes groups of friends or singles looking to meet others or just reset and recharge in paradise. The Standard’s newest property is providing a special promotional offer giving extra enticement to those who book early. The special opening rates start from US$ 395 per night, which includes overnight accommodation in one of the private villas along with buffet breakfast in their all-day dining restaurant which includes overnight accommodations in one of the private villas along with buffet breakfast in Kula, the all-day dining restaurant. Each of the 115 villas features its own private lounge deck and plunge pool, and guests can choose from one of six unique culinary offerings. The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives presents culinary options that are inspired by the bounty and beauty of the Indian Ocean and guided by the brand’s commitment to authenticity. Whether you’re looking for adventure or to learn something new, at the heart of every Standard are unique cultural programming and curated experiences and all are island-inspired.

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Accor opens Ibis and Adagio Hotel complex in Jeddah

Accor recently opened Ibis Jeddah and Adagio Jeddah at Malik Road. A hub for business, leisure and socialising; the complex offers 178 hotel rooms at Ibis, 77 serviced apartments at Adagio and a raft of shared facilities including Hadiqat Laila a 24-hour café along with innovative meeting rooms, a gym, an extensive fitness and wellbeing centre an outdoor swimming pool with a 12-hour coffee shop. Mohammed Farajat, General Manager, Ibis Jeddah and Adagio Jeddah, said, “Our stunning new complex showcases two of Accor’s leading hospitality brands which are located in one of Jeddah’s most sought-after districts, offering guests multiple flexible accommodation options and a comfortable and cozy home-away-from-home environment during their stay with multilingual staff.” “We are proud to partner with Al Mohammadia Al Motahda Company to bring Ibis and Adagio brands for the first time to Jeddah. With close to 60 hotels in the Middle East & Africa under the Ibis family, the opening of Ibis Malik Road represents the strength of the brand within the economy segment, alongside Adagio, our apartment offering with functional spaces in prime city locations,” said Sami Nasser, Chief Operating Officer, Accor Middle East & Africa. Khalid Alturki, Deputy Executive Manager, Al Mohammadia Al Motahda Company, said, “As a fast-growing regional business and tourism hub, Jeddah requires world-class hospitality solutions for its transformation into a fast-growing local and international business and tourism platform. and Ibis and Adagio, the first two established brands operated by one of the world’s leading hotel groups – Accor”

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Radisson Hotel Group opens its seventh hotel in Dubai

Radisson Blu Group announced the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View. The hotel has 206 stylish rooms with spectacular views. Continuing the Group’s expansion in key global cities, the new design-focused hotel is the group’s seventh hotel in Dubai. A hotel steeped in soul and design is located within the largest and most impressive waterfront development in the world, boasting spectacular views over the Marina and Downtown Dubai District. The 206 stylish rooms with bright vistas also offer remarkable comfort, unique amenities and showcase picturesque views of the Dubai Canal and Downtown Dubai. Guests can also enjoy free access to the hotel’s fitness center, pool, spa, and kids club. Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East and Africa, at Radisson Hotel Group said, “We are very proud and excited to open our sixth Radisson Blu hotel in Dubai, one of the world’s most attractive travel destinations and key regional commercial hubs. We are delighted to open another flagship Radisson Blu hotel in this city and contribute to its growth.” David Allan, Cluster General Manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View and Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan Island commented, “We are thrilled to be launching this hotel in an outstanding location in Dubai, with a unique offering and such a talented and passionate team. We have been very creative in our recruitment. Personality was just as important to us as work experience when selecting our incredible team as we wanted guests to feel the difference at Dubai’s new, distinctive, design-led hotel and experience delightful service.”

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Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina set to open by the end of 2019

Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina is all set to open by the end of 2019. With an enviable central location on the Marina Waterfront, the hotel is likely to become the centre for the modern business traveller seeking inspiration and energising experiences for downtime. The hotel is in close proximity to important business hubs such as JLT, Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Investment Parks, and Jebel Ali, The hotel boasts of 273 stylish upscale modern designed rooms and suites. Designed with the modern business traveller in mind, the hotel seamlessly marries functionality with design, to offer guests a meaningful stay experience with a wealth of options for work and play. With state-of-the-art meetings and conference amenities in addition to technology-driven rooms with features such as a sleep advantage program and a wake-up service, the hotel is designed with the connected, tech-savvy traveller in mind. This is in addition to the fitness facility, the property is providing for its guests to promote their work-life balance and help them achieve harmony and wellness during their stay. Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina offers a more social take on traditional business hotels, boasting a variety of food and beverage options including it’s signature Thai restaurant, Charm Thai and five other unique dining concepts to provide a holistic approach to business travel, allowing guests to unwind after a long day of work.

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Aloft Dubai South prepares for Dubai Expo 2020

Aloft Dubai South, UAE is keen on widening its market reach for the much-anticipated Expo 2020 Dubai. Aloft Dubai South enjoys a prominent location within the Dubai South project, identified as the Emirate’s largest and leading global trade, business, and aviation hub. Aditya Rajaram, Managing Director, Radar Holding, the owning company of Aloft Dubai South says, “We are located in a destination that will soon become the hub for huge businesses and we are confident that the year 2020 will be another rewarding year for Aloft Dubai South. We will soon implement strategies that will further increase awareness with business clients whilst strengthening our local community engagement. The aim is to offer ease and convenience to thousands of residents and guests visiting the Expo.” “We will create packages that will offer unique experiences while promoting the theme of Expo 2020 which is sustainability, opportunity, and mobility. Given our ties to the exemplary Marriott brand, we will continue to connect our guests with unrivalled, authentic hospitality experience present in all Aloft hotels worldwide,” adds Rajaram. “Since opening a year ago, Aloft Dubai South has enjoyed a reputation as the preferred place for business meetings and casual gatherings within the immediate neighbourhood and business districts. We have welcomed VIPs and dignitaries and have achieved fantastic guest reviews. With our location, we will see our hotel bustling with activity as the city prepares for the opening of Expo 2020” commented Elaine Watson, Cluster General Manager, Aloft Dubai South.

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Hyatt Place Dubai Jumeirah officially opens

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the official opening of Hyatt Place Dubai Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The new hotel joins Hyatt Place Dubai Al Rigga, Hyatt Place Dubai Baniyas Square and Hyatt Place Dubai Wasl District, all of which are intended to cater to the UAE’s increasing mid-market hotel segment. The new hotel features the Hyatt Place brand’s intuitive design, casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and shared computers with high-speed internet, accommodating guests’ needs through purposeful service and an overall uncomplicated stay. The hotel is located on Al Mina Road near the exclusive Jumeirah neighborhood, the new Hyatt Place hotel provides easy access to the city’s points of interest, such as the Dubai Mall, the Gold and Spice Souk, Burj Khalifa, and popular beach destinations, including La Mer and Jumeirah Beach. The property is a short distance from the Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai International Financial Center and Dubai International Airport. “The opening of Hyatt Place Dubai Jumeirah complements the UAE government’s endeavor to diversify the tourism sector. The government’s goal is to offer a memorable stay experience to every single traveller, regardless of budget,” said Kurt Straub, Vice President of Operations, Middle East, Africa & South West Asia. Fathi Khogaly, Cluster General Manager said, “We look forward to welcoming guests to the hotel and believe its location in vibrant Jumeirah, will be the perfect setting for both leisure and business travellers looking for a comfortable and memorable stay.”

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Palladium Hotel Group expands its portfolio in Sicily and Menorca

Palladium Hotel Group continues its international expansion with the announcement of three new hotels for 2020. Representing an investment of more than 57 million euros, the Spanish hotel group is opening new properties in Spain and Italy next year with the aim of continuing to grow and strengthen two of its most important brands: Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts and Palladium Hotels. They are also set to launch the three all-inclusive hotels next summer. Grand Palladium Sicilia Resort & Spa and Grand Palladium Garden Beach Resort & Spa are located on the Italian island of Sicily, and Palladium Hotel Menorca is situated on the Balearic Island of Menorca. Located on the beachfront of the traditional town, Campofelice di Roccella and close to Palermo and its airport, this ten-hectare resort will consist of two hotels namely Grand Palladium Garden Beach Resort & Spa and Grand Palladium Sicilia Resort & Spa. Palladium Hotel Group has partnered with investment and asset management firm Azora in a joint venture to invest in the European holiday hotel sector. As part of this strategic partnership, a 31 million euros investment is funding the renovation and development of this new Sicilian resort. Inspired by the true essence of Menorca and the Mediterranean Sea, Palladium Hotel Menorca will open in summer 2020 following a 26-million-euro investment. It will be the second property under the Palladium Hotels brand to open outside of Ibiza, following the opening Palladium Hotel Costa del Sol in July 2019. Abel Matutes Prats, CEO, Palladium Hotel Group states, ” These openings represent a very important investment for the company with which we seek to continue growing and improving our products and services, but they also …

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Mövenpick Hotel Dubai to participate at the World Travel Market

The iconic Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, distinctly recognized as one of the Top 50 Hotels in the Middle East, announces its participation in this year’s edition of World Travel Market in London from November 4–6 at stand ME300 under Dubai Tourism. The 5-star hotel aims to share travel insights, strengthen existing partnerships, and grow its connection within the industry. “World Travel Market London is celebrating four decades of success. Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai will showcase our enhanced product line-up perfect for leisure and business travellers alike. The city of Dubai has seamlessly perfected a year-round of activities from Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Food Festival, Ramadan/Eid Activities, GITEX and much-awaited Dubai Expo 2020 and beyond. This amazing city offers a multitude of experiences and activities that should be in a traveller’s destination list,” said Ian Rydin, General Manager. Representing the hotel during the event, Hazem Aouad, Director of Sales and Marketing said, “We are excited to attend the WTM London 2019 edition and showcase the superb products, services, and facilities that Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate can offer to our partners and guests.“

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235-metre high DAMAC Paramount Tower Hotel and Residences is nearly complete

DAMAC Properties has announced that it’s Paramount Tower Hotel and Residences on Sheikh Zayed Road is 80 per cent ready. The project, which was envisioned by DAMAC Properties in collaboration with Paramount Hotels & Resorts, features one of Dubai’s highest infinity pools on the 64th level. Once complete, the infinity pool will offer hotel guests and residents a breath-taking panoramic view of Dubai’s Burj area from a height of 235 meters. Inspired by the glamour that is synonymous with Hollywood and the chic Californian lifestyle, the 64-story mixed-use development houses the ultra-luxurious, five-star Paramount Hotel and luxury residences. The residences, on the other hand, combine the comforts of home with superior amenities and service. The residences feature multiple bedrooms and spacious interiors with separate dining and living areas. Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President, DAMAC Properties, said, “The 80 per cent completion of Paramount Tower Hotel and Residences with one of Dubai’s highest infinity pools overlooking Downtown Dubai is a testament to our commitment to bringing the most differentiated living experiences to the region. Our vision resonates with Dubai’s growing relevance as one of the world’s top tourist destinations.” DAMAC Properties’ strategy of creating mixed-use developments that attract investors, residents and tourists alike, is aligned with Dubai tourism’s strong performance and positive outlook. Located 15 minutes away from Dubai International Airport and in close vicinity to Downtown Dubai, Paramount Tower Hotel and Residences offers its residents the very best of the Dubai lifestyle.

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Mövenpick Dubai appoints Hazem Aouad as Director of Sales and Marketing

Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai has appointed Hazem Aouad as Director of Sales and Marketing (DOSM). He will be leading the growth of the 396-key property with a steady focus on corporate business, strengthened leisure partnerships, and a strategic approach to meeting and events. Aouad, a Lebanese national has 20 years of hospitality experience and has worked with five-star luxury resorts to city properties across the Middle East. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Tourism Management from the Notre Dame University in Lebanon and a Postgraduate Diploma at University Cesar Ritz, Brig, Switzerland. Ian Rydin, General Manager speaking on Aouad’s appointment “Aouad will spearhead the team in developing and implementing commercial business strategies through the building and maintaining key accounts, maximising revenue streams, and further capitalising the hotel’s presence as the closest premium five-star hotel near the Dubai Expo 2020 event site.”

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