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Sunday 30 August 2015
MEA hotels increase revPAR, ADR and occupancy
by Sarah Williams
Lebanon shows the biggest YOY increases, with Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Bahrain making sizeable improvements Read more...
Seven Tides Dukes Oceana already 80% sold
Dukes Oceana will have a five star hotel and 227-key serviced apartment residence
Kempinski Hotel The Wave Muscat appoints new GM
Veteran of the Kempinski Hotel Group, Konstantin Zeuke will oversee the hotel, set to open in 2016
Novotel and Ibis first Fujairah hotels to gain ISO
Both hotels opened in 2014 alongside sister hotel Aparthotel Adagio Fujairah and are the first Accor brands in the emirate
Sharjah's hospitality sector to receive a boost
Cityscape Global will comprise 200 residential and commercial towers, 95 apartment buildings, hotels and service apartments.
Kempinski MOE boosts FOM to rooms division manager
The Jordanian national will oversee the rooms division
Turkish manufacturers set sights on Dubai
There is a 70% increase in interest from Turkish manufacturers looking to exhibit at the 16th annual Hotel Show 2015, set to take place in Dubai this September
Anantara Eastern Mangroves hires resident manager
Jordanian Hussein Tayseer Al-Kurdi packs in more than two decades of experience in the hospitality industry
Harry Ramsden’s fish and chips returns to Saudi
The brand is opening an outlet in Qatar and three in the Kingdom
PHOTOS: Inside Dubai's first floating hotel
Check out the Hotel Jawhara Marines, an exclusive hidey hole hotel, floating in the Arabian Gulf
PHOTOS: Taj Dubai celebrates Indian Independence
Taj Dubai's Bombay Brasserie celebrated Indian independence day with a themed Bombay Chowpatty night, with traditional and fun Indian food and a well-dressed crowd
PHOTOS: Toshi revamp launch night
Toshi, the Pan-Asian restaurant in the Grand Millennium Dubai, has reopened its doors after its new interior refurbishment
PHOTOS: Hotel Ritz building in Madrid
Tour inside the iconic Madrid hotel set to undergo a US $100m refit by its new Saudi owners
PHOTOS: The Croft sneak peek
A look at Darren Velvick's latest venture - The Croft
PHOTOS: Le Royal Meridien starts phase 2 of refurb
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort + Spa, has commenced phase 2 of its renovation, scheduled for completion in Q4 2015.

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