Majid Al Futtaim – Hotels awarded world’s first portfolio-wide LEED Platinum certification

“ماجد الفطيم” أول مجموعة في العالم تنال شهادة LEED البلاتينية

Majid Al Futtaim – Hotels awarded world’s first portfolio-wide LEED Platinum certification Majid Al Futtaim’s 13-property hotel portfolio makes history as the only portfolio in the world to receive Platinum certification for all of its hotel businesses Certification further establishes the UAE as a global hub of sustainability, and sustainable tourism excellence, with Dubai receiving the platinum rating in LEED for cities in 2019 — making it the first city in the Arab world to earn the LEED rating Majid Al Futtaim – Hotels’ platinum certifications mark another step towards…

Shaza Makkah announces the appointment of Bassam Khanfar as General Manager

Shaza Makkah announces the appointment of Bassam Khanfar as General Manager

Shaza Makkah, the 5-Star hotel among the first in line hotels in Jabal AlKa’bah to Al Masjid Al Haram, announced the appointment of Bassam Khanfar as the new General Manager. Bringing a wealth of skills and multi-dimensional expertise with decades of experience, Bassam Khanfar joined Shaza Makkah holds a degree in Banking and Finance, as well as a Masters Certificate in Hospitality Management from Cornell University. Khanfar has extensive experience within the GCC region having worked with several leading brands most recently Rotana Hotels. He also enjoys extensive relevant experience where…

Exclusive Hospitality and Unforgettable Experiences in the Maldives: Ithaafushi – The Private Island Launches for the Most Discerning Travelers

والدورف أستوريا تعد الضيوف بخوض رحلات استثنائية وعيش لحظات لا تُنسى

Award-winning Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi unveils largest Maldivian private island Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi today unveiled the exclusive Ithaafushi – The Private Island, the largest Maldivian private island spanning 32,000 square meters in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Anchored in the timely yet timeless ethos of the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand, part of Hilton’s Luxury Brands, Ithaafushi – The Private Island is the ultimate escape offering unparalleled levels of privacy and personalized service that create unforgettable experiences for guests seeking only the most prestigious and coveted…

Shaza Riyadh reveals its exclusive staycation offer Discounted rates and unique guests’ experience

شذا الرياض يطلق باقة خاصة للإقامة

Shaza Riyadh, the contemporary luxury 5-star hotel residence situated next to the iconic Al Rajhi Grand Mosque at the heart of Riyadh city, has unveiled its exclusive staycation offer. Aiming to create mesmerising memories and bringing joy to families, the new package marks the beginning of a new year. The “It’s Time” offer, rewards guests with 25% off on room rates and 20% off on dining and spa for bookings with 2 nights and above. Valid for stays from January 5th to March 31st, 2021, the new staycation package also…

Farnek wins hospitality contracts in Dubai worth AED 7.56 million  

Farnek wins hospitality contracts in Dubai worth AED 7.56 million  

Leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek secured six hospitality contracts recently, varying in length from one to three years, valued at AED 7.56 million. Farnek was awarded four hotel/apartment contracts, namely the five-star Fairmont Dubai hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, the three-star 230 room Revier Hotel, situated in Business Bay, the four-star, S Hotel in Al Barsha and the deluxe Sonder – JBR Suites, on the Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence. In addition, Farnek also secured two restaurant contracts, The Mood Rooftop Lounge in The Meydan Hotel,…

AED 1.39 billion worth of contracts awarded by Empower in 2020 23% increase from last year

AED 1.39 billion worth of contracts awarded by Empower in 2020

 Over 2020, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider has awarded contracts worth of AED1.39 billion, to cover the construction of new districts cooling plants and the expansion of its district cooling networks. Other contracts were concluded on energy transmission stations, thermal energy storage (TES) systems, procurement of pre-insulated pipes and meters, implementation of artificial intelligence, billing system expansion, capacity enhancement of data storage and other relevant businesses like consultation services, designing and many others, Compared to last year, the company has increased the…

Henry Jacques opens first boutique in USA

هنري جاك يفتتح أول بوتيك له في الولايات المتحدة الأميركية

Family-Owned Fragrance House Introduces French Haute Parfumerie Concept to America with Boutique in Beverly Hills Dubai, December 2020; French Haute Parfumerie Henry Jacques officially opened its first boutique in the USA this month. Located on Beverly Hills’ prestigious Rodeo Drive, the new boutique is the Maison’s seventh retail point, joining others in UAE, Qatar, Singapore, UK, Malaysia and France. The bespoke house was founded nearer half a century ago, known among connoisseurs for its pure perfumes and essences hand-crafted exclusively with natural components. Still in the hands of its founding…

India’s leading business school IIM-Indore launches two new programmes

معهد آيآي إم إندور، مدرسة الأعمال الأولى على مستوى الهند والرائدة عالمياً،

for working executives in UAE Open to all nationalities, programmes are offered in partnership with Anisuma Training Institute in Dubai as the entities complete 3 years of strong collaboration The new courses are ‘Strategic Marketing Management in the Digital World’ and ‘Post-Graduation Diploma in Business Administration’ Anisuma becomes the only institution in UAE offering 4 prestigious courses from IIM-Indore and with an alumni strength of over 350 12th December 2020, Dubai, UAE: With the aim of helping working executives upgrade their skills in an ever-changing business environment, the prestigious Indian…

Shaza Riyadh is named the Saudi Arabia's Leading Hotel Residences 2020 at WTA

Inspired by the Andalusian riads, the hotel is an urban retreat for the most sophisticated travellers (United Arab Emirates, Dubai – November 30, 2020) – Shaza Riyadh, the contemporary luxury hotel residence situated next to the iconic Al Rajhi Grand Mosque at the Riyadh city, has been named as the Saudi Arabia’s Leading Hotel Residences 2020 by the World Travel Awards 2020. The property delivers a contemporary resampling of the Andalusian charm. Each detail of Its interiors and architecture boasts a story about the bygone days of enchanting Andalusia. Apart…

Dukes The Palm, presents luxurious Long-Stay offers a Royal Hideaway Hotel

فندق ديوكس النخلة  يطلق عرض الإقامة الطويلة الفاخرة

The five-star property on The Palm offers long-stay residence deals Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel present their Long-Stay offer for guests looking for a home away from home or a flexible renting option. Guests are invited to enter a world of British luxury and impressive experiences in the heart of The Palm Jumeirah. Nestled in an exclusive location on the coast of the Persian Gulf, Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel is a worthy example of five-star hotels in Dubai and has been welcoming long-stay guests since…