The group’s new strategy is based on an “asset-lighter, more management-oriented model” according to Jaume. In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Official National Day Show of the 49th UAE National Day won’t have a live audience, instead properties will set up safe screenings to livestream the event across the country. As regional general manager, Miccolis has spearheaded The Ascott Limited’s entry into new markets such as Turkey, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. Will hygiene become more important than cost in hotels? The first of many wins for InterContinental Hotels … When are the next public holidays in the UAE in 2020? Hotelier Awards - Largest Middle East's hotelier & hospitality news portal including latest Gulf,UAE & Dubai hotelier news,analysis,comments,events,directory,business opportunities,tenders,projects,training courses,jobs,photos & videos. Published by & © 2018 ITP Digital Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. In pictures: Inside the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2020 ... Hotelier Awards 2020: Hotel Engineer of the Year is Gurpal Singh. In April 2018 the group opened its third property in Tunisia — the Steigenberger Hotel Palace Marhaba on the Gulf of Hammamet — joining two hotels that opened in the country in 2017: Steigenberger Kantaoui Bay, and Jaz in Sousse. The group suffered a minor setback this year when it was announced that ME Dubai by Meliã hotel has been pushed a year, and will now open in Q4 of 2018 instead of Q4 of this year, citing “further constructions”. Hotels across the UAE are preparing to act as community hubs for the upcoming UAE National Day on Wednesday, December 2. Case in point: Meliã Hotels International was tapped to operate the Desert Palm Dubai Hotel (previously managed by Minor Hotels) under the Melia brand in July 2018. Hotels across the UAE are preparing to act as community hubs for the upcoming UAE National Day on Wednesday, December 2. Adding to its One&Only portfolio in Dubai, the group will open a new One&Only Urban Resorts in 2020. “Within this extensive program, we are making remarkable progress in our systems, our organisation, our technology, and our sales, as demonstrated by the 27% annual growth of our sales website, melia.com over the last three years,” Jaume notes, adding that the group expects direct sales to continue growing at an annual rate of 30% over the coming years. When it opens, ME Dubai will be part of the 95-metre high Opus building designed by the late Zaha Hadid in partnership with Omniyat. Published by ITP Media Group. Deutsche Hospitality’s current portfolio of 10 hotels is set to nearly double, with eight new properties in the pipeline in GCC markets. A seasoned hotelier, Laurent A. Voivenel has ambitious plans for Swiss-Belhotel International’s operations in the region. In Conversation with Minor Hotels' Amir Golbarg, Spotlight on Motorino at JA Ocean View Hotel on The Walk, JBR, Dubai is the ‘premier league of restaurants’, says Taiko founder, How Hilton Dubai Jumeirah’s Italian restaurant has stood the test of time, The Sofitel Dubai Downtown launches French-Mediterranean lounge bar, Dubai Restaurants Group officially launches. It’s been a busy year for Meliã in the Middle East — over the last 12 months, the group has signed four new hotels bringing its pipeline to six upcoming hotels in Dubai, Marrakech, and other cities in the region. Plus Tuesday December 1 is also a holiday for Commemoration Day, giving the public three days off and a potential five-day weekend. We look forward to showing the events live on TV which gives us the opportunity to allow our guests to enjoy the celebrations safely at the hotel. Vice president Middle East & Asia, Deutsche Hospitality In April 2018 the group opened its third property in Tunisia — the Steigenberger Hotel Palace Marhaba on the Gulf of Hammamet — joining two hotels that opened in the country in 2017: Steigenberger Kantaoui Bay, and Jaz in Sousse. In his new role, Straub will guide the group as it embarks on its ambitious expansion strategy to double its portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa by 2022. This year’s theme will be ‘Seeds of the Union’, with the show taking the form of a moving sculpture surrounded by the sea and illuminated by digital visuals. Hotelier Awards. For all the latest hospitality news from UAE, Gulf countries and around the world, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page. There's a five-day holiday in UAE next week. All rights reserved © 2020. In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Official National Day Show of the 49th UAE National Day won’t have a live audience, instead properties will set up safe screenings to livestream the event across the country. Dur Hospitality is one of the largest and longest-standing hospitality companies in Saudi Arabia. We wish the United Arab Emirates a very happy 49th National Day and we are proud to be part of it!”.