in Dubai Festival City
Newly opened InterContinental Dubai Festival City is set to become a new
landmark. Located on Dubai creek with stunning views in every direction and
just a five minute drive from Dubai International Airport, InterContinental
is at the heart of Dubai Festival City, one of the country’s most ambitious
and iconic retail, leisure and residential
developments. At 36-floors high, InterContinental Dubai Festival City
property boasts 498 exquisitely designed rooms, including 121 suites, three
Presidential Suites and one Royal Suite.
Six Senses rebrands properties
Senses Resorts & Spas have commenced rebranding their Evason Hideaway
properties to Six Senses Hideaway. This decision is in response to market
surveys which showed that Six Senses – a group brand that has thus far been
reserved for the Six Senses Spa division, enjoyed high global recognition
and was very indicative of the unique lifestyle experiences offered by the
group’s boutique resorts.
Armani to open residences in Burj Dubai
has been confirmed as the home to Armani Residences in the Emirate. “My
objective has been to create personalised living environments, where the
emphasis is placed on comfort, simplicity and elegance. Burj Dubai is a
remarkable architectural achievement and provides the perfect setting for my
first Armani Residences,” said founder, Giorgio Armani.
W Hotels to open in Doha
is to open the Middle East’s first W hotel in Doha by mid 2008.
Featuring 291 guest rooms and suites, 156 luxury serviced apartments and
four dedicated meeting rooms, the W Doha is located in the West Bayarea of
Largest luxury hotel to
open in Abu Dhabi
based National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels (NCTH) owner of the five
star brand Danat Hotels and Resorts, announced today plans for its Capital
Centre development project, due to open 2010. Situated on the Al Khaleej Al
Arabi coastal road, NCTH plans to develop a five-star luxury hotel property
with over 724 rooms, suites and apartments, making it one of Abu Dhabi’s
largest hotel and conferencing facilities.
KSA religious tourism set to rise
Arabia’s religious tourism market is expected to grow by about 20 per cent
annually over the next decade, and hotels in Makkah and Madinah are
forecasting strong occupancy rates this year, according to The Rezidor Hotel
Group, which plans to open three new properties in the holy cities by 2010.
IHG announces Holiday Inn global relaunch
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced a worldwide re-launch of the
Holiday Inn® brand family, which comprises Holiday Inn, Express by Holiday
Inn and Holiday Inn Express®. All Holiday Inn hotels will be required to
implement the re-launch programme to create a more contemporary brand image,
increase quality and drive consistency.