Author: Iuliia Tore

Hyatt palns to double brand presence in the Middle East

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced plans to expand Hyatt’s brand footprint in the Middle East and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) with the signing of management agreements by a Hyatt affiliate for 14 Hyatt-branded hotels across the Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt Place, and Hyatt House brands. There are currently 14 Hyatt-branded hotels open in the Middle East and GCC, and the expected openings of these 14 Hyatt-branded hotels would double Hyatt’s brand presence in the region within the next few years. “We believe the new agreements being announced today, along with the previously announced properties under...

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Park Inn by Radisson Samsun opens its doors in Turkey

Park Inn by Radisson, The Rezidor Hotel Group’s colorful and energetic midscale hotel brand, makes its debut in Samsun on the Black Sea coastline of Turkey with the Park Inn by Radisson Samsun. The hotel is the second Park Inn by Radisson to open in Turkey this year and brings the total number of rooms in Turkey, in operation or under development, to more than 1,300 for the brand. “We are very pleased to grow the brand’s footprint and delighted to open our second Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Turkey this year, following the recent opening of Park...

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Etihad Airways launches 48 hour challenge to promote Abu Dhabi stopovers

Etihad Airways has thrown down the gauntlet to the millions of guests who transit through its Abu Dhabi home, as well as the residents of the UAE, by challenging them to experience a host of ‘once in a lifetime’ activities throughout the emirate in just two days.    The ‘48 Hour Challenge’ is part of Etihad Airways’ wider stopover campaign promoting Abu Dhabi as a ‘holiday within a holiday’ for transit travellers and a ‘staycation’ option for UAE residents wanting a relaxing short-break. The city’s many highlights can now be enjoyed through a series of exciting stopover programmes. To...

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Qatar Airways to launch a connection between Doha and Prague

Today, Qatar Airways has announced that as a part of its expansion, it will launch a regular scheduled connection between Doha and Prague at the start of the 2018 summer schedule. The route will be serviced with Airbus 330 and, alongside the direct regular scheduled service between Prague and the capital of Qatar, it will also offer the option of using connecting flights within the carrier’s Asian and Australian networks. Doha will thus become another long-haul destination with regular scheduled connections from Prague. Prague will become one of the 12 new destinations, to which Qatar Airways will start operating...

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Emaar unveils 6 new hotel projects

Emaar Hospitality Group unveiled six new hotel projects as part of its regional and international expansion plans, at the Arabian Travel Market 2017. These projects in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Egypt add to a portfolio of upcoming properties under the Group’s three hotel brands – the premium luxury Address Hotels + Resorts, the upscale lifestyle Vida Hotels and Resorts, and the contemporary midscale Rove Hotels. With 10 operational hotels and three serviced residences, Emaar Hospitality Group now has a pipeline of 26 upcoming projects, a testament to its home-grown competencies and its strategy to operate hotels in key locations...

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