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Thursday 21 February 2019
Time Hotels takes over Dunes Hotel Apartments' three properties
by Hotelier Middle East Staff
The three properties in Al Barsha, Al Qusais and Oud Metha are undergoing a rebrand in February 2018 Read more...

Marriott Bonvoy kicks off partnership with Manchester United
By bidding the points they have earned through hotel stays and Marriott co-branded credit cards, members can access experiences including meeting club legends and stadium tours
Nobu Dubai appoints executive chef
Damien Duviau returns to Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai with his new role
Time Out Dubai Restaurant Awards 2019 reveal best in the city
Food & beverage outlets in Dubai celebrated big wins at the awards night, including many hotel-based venues
The Hotel Show Africa unveils new features after industry feedback
Newly appointed event director for food, hospitality and trade at dmg events, Lynn Chamier, is spearheading the changes for The Hotel Show Africa
Travellers to Oman should apply for visas in advance
Visa application fees for visitors from outside the GCC were also increased
IHG to launch all-suites upper midscale brand
The as-yet unnamed brand by IHG will be targeted at an US$18bn industry segment which has seen around 70% increase in room supply in the past four years
Radisson Hospitality opens Radisson Blu, Vadistanbul
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul offers 193 rooms and suites, with the choice of city or forest views
Jaden Smith visits Gulfood; looks to bring eco-friendly product to the UAE
Just Water claims to be 100% pure spring water packaged in paper-based bottles with plant-based caps
Majid Al Futtaim to supply products to horeca industry, including its own hotels
Majid Al Futtaim's 13 hotels to be the first to use the 'Carrefour Business' service
SiteMinder reveals channels that brought highest revenue for Middle East hotels in 2018
Hotel websites are now among the top five channels for every market globally - up from being in the top seven channels in 2017
VIDEO: A look at what's trending in hotel spas
What's Trending with Hotelier Middle East takes a dive into the world of spas & wellness, and finds out the latest spa news
VIDEO: Hotel architecture trends, with a Saudi Arabia focus
A conversation with experts from Dubai-based Edge Architects about hotel architecture trends, with an in-depth look at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
VIDEO: The importance of hotel interior design
An in-depth look at hotel interior design, trends around the world, and inspirational hotels in this week's What's Trending with Hotelier Middle East
VIDEO: Egypt's hotel market is one to watch
In this week's episode of What's Trending with Hotelier Middle East, we find out that Egypt's tourism industry is about to experience a turn for the better
Video: How to make one of Black Tap's famous 'CrazyShakes'
New York's craziest shakes made their debut in Dubai almost two years ago
PHOTOS: Inside Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai
The first Mandarin Oriental property in the Middle East, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, will open its doors in the first quarter of 2019
PHOTOS: Jumeirah Beach Hotel re-opens with launch party
In case you missed it, check out all the action from the re-launch of the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai
MEET THE TEAM: Al Manara Hotel Saraya Aqaba, Jordan
The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International's brands, made its debut in Jordan with the opening of Al Manara Hotel Saraya Aqaba. Developed by Eagle Hills Jordan, the hotel is located at 90-minute driving distance from Petra

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Unravelling the confusion between 'going green' and' sustainability'
New Opening: One of Abu Dhabi’s oldest hotels gets reflagged
New Opening: One of Abu Dhabi’s oldest hotels gets reflagged image
One of Abu Dhabi's oldest hotels was reflagged on December 31, 2018, the busiest night of the year. Hotelier sits down with the opening team of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Corniche Abu Dhabi to find out how the property plans to make a mark
GM Interview: W Amman's Esra Parin
GM Interview: W Amman's Esra Parin image
A relatively new entrant in Jordan, W Amman has already made waves with its striking design and offbeat guest experience offering, and its GM, Esra Parin, is determined to steer the property to greater heights
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•  JA Resorts & Hotels to replace 1.7m plastic bottles per year with glass
  Over the course of one year in Dubai, JA Resorts & Hotels tracked the disposal of plastic water bottles, which amounted to 1.7 million pieces of various sizes
•  Movenpick hotels to offer California-inspired menu in March 2019
  Movenpick's hotel and resort locations worldwide will offer the California Dreamin' menu including in the Middle East and Africa

•  Gulfood 2019
  17 February - 21 February, Dubai
•  Global Restaurant Investment Forum
  25 February - 27 February, Amsterdam
•  Caterer Middle East: Food & Business Conference 2019
  5 March - 5 March, Dubai
•  Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2019
  9 April - 11 April, Ras Al Khaimah
•  The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia
  21 April - 23 April, Jeddah
•  Arabian Travel Market 2019
  28 April - 1 May, Dubai
•  To The Table MEA 2019
  29 April - 1 May, Abu Dhabi
•  Caterer Middle East Awards 2019
  18 June - 18 June, Dubai
•  Hotelier Middle East: Executive Housekeeper Forum 2019
  19 June - 19 June, Dubai
•  The Hotel Show Africa
  23 June - 25 June, Johannesburg
•  The Food & Hospitality Show Egypt
  24 June - 26 June, Cairo
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