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December 10, 2019

Miral and Warner Bros have announced that the world's first Warner Bros branded hotel - The WB Abu Dhabi - is currently in development on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Set to open in 2021, construction of the $112 million hotel is well underway and is now 40 per cent complete. The WB Abu Dhabi will be located adjacent to the award-winning Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi theme park and is set to be a major addition to Yas Island's immersive hospitality and leisure attractions. The hotel will introduce a new international benchmark for hospitality experiences, offering Warner Bros fans the unique opportunity of staying at a WB themed hotel while"...

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December 9, 2019

bu Dhabi Cruise Terminal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, has announced the launch of a new baggage service mainly designed to ease transfers for cruise ship passengers.

A global trade enabler strategically based in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi Ports owns and manages 11 ports and terminals in the UAE and Guinea. It is the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, transport, and trade, bridging Abu Dhabi with the world.

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December 9, 2019

Dubai’s Burj al Arab is “one of the most profitable hotels” in the world, according to the CEO of Jumeirah Group, the owner of the iconic sail-shaped building.

The legendary property was dubbed the world's first seven-star hotel by a British journalist when it was officially opened on December 1, 1999.

While it was not expected to make money, but to be an instantly recognisable icon for the city of Dubai, in the same way the Eiffel Tower is for Paris and the Statue of Liberty is for New York, this is certainly not the case, Jose Silva told Arabian"...

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December 8, 2019

Twenty14 Holdings, the hospitality investment arm of Abu Dhabi-based LuLu Group International has announced the opening of its new iconic hotel, Great Scotland Yard, in London.

The property, located in the St. James’s district of Westminster, is being managed by Hyatt under its Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand, and will be open for business from December 9.

Steeped in history, The Great Scotland Yard"...

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December 7, 2019

(WAM) -- The total number of international tourist arrivals to Dubai and Abu Dhabi increased to 15.88 million during the first nine months of the year, as compared to 15.26 million during the same period last year, according to the Q3 Economic Review issued by the Central Bank of the UAE.

Based on the data published by Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing- Dubai, it is estimated that approximately 56.3 percent (6.8 millions) of tourists who arrived during the period of January-September 2019 stayed at the emirate's hotels. The calculated figures for international hotel guests in the emirate increased 8.7 percent (up by around 550,000)"...

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December 6, 2019

Twenty14 Holdings, the hospitality investment arm of LuLu Group International has completed investments of £ 300 million in UK, with the inauguration of the Great Scotland Yard in London today. The hotel will be open for business from December 9, 2019. The historic property was acquired in 2015 for Rs. 1,025 crores, and the makeover of the hotel involved a further Rs. 512 crores. In addition to the Great Scotland Yard, Twenty14 Holdings had acquired the celebrated Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian in Scotland in 2018.

The Great Scotland Yard Hotel, which is being managed by Hyatt under their The Unbound Collection by Hyatt"...

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December 4, 2019

UAE-based hotel operator Rotana has announced the soft opening of Johari Rotana in Tanzania’s commercial city of Dar es Salaam, further cementing its presence in Africa’s fast-growing hospitality sector.

The new five-star property marks the company’s entrance to the East African market, Rotana said in a statement.

The property offers 253 keys, as well as 60 fully furnished and serviced apartments. The rooms, suites, and apartments are spread across 15 floors starting from the 13th floor of a 65,000 sq m mixed-use project.

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December 4, 2019

Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company, on Tuesday announced it has been appointed to operate and manage the renowned Capri Palace in Italy.

Reopening as Capri Palace, Jumeirah in April 2020, this property enjoys an idyllic location in bustling Anacapri, one of the most exclusive and unspoiled parts of the island.

The hotel, founded by Tonino Cacace, stands high up on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Naples and fully embodies the Italian Dolce Vita, Jumeirah said in a statement.

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December 3, 2019

A Palm Jumeirah hotel is set to transform into an exclusively all-inclusive resort from January.

All guests staying at Rixos the Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites will receive the all-inclusive experience, which includes a range of premium facilities and services, a statement said.

Following a rebrand earlier this year with the addition of a new luxury suite collection, the hotel is to offer limitless experiences.

General manager Murat Zorlu said: “We at Rixos the Palm Dubai Hotel &"...

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December 2, 2019

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach has announced the completion of its room renewal program with 11 newly renovated Imperial suites.

Designed by famed French interior architect Sybille de Margerie, the new suites were inspired by the sorbet hues of the sunset on the Arabian Gulf, a statement said.

The new-look suites start from 210 square metres in size and can sleep up to three adult guests, or two adults and two children.

Each also offer inter-connecting rooms to make them the"...

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