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Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India for Swiss-Belhotel International, made a special presentation today on innovative glass trends in hotels at the Gulf Glass Seminar in Dubai. Speaking at the conference, Laurent said, “For many years, glass was simply seen as a window in architecture with the fundamental purpose of allowing light to enter a space and for occupants to see outside. However, today glass technology has advanced rapidly, and it is being used in some of the world’s most iconic buildings. Structures are getting thinner and glass is getting larger, smarter and trendier. Burj Khalifa utilized a record-breaking 103,000 square...

The much-awaited annual Hotelier Middle East Power 50 list is finally out! Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India for Swiss-Belhotel International, has been ranked for the 6th consecutive year among the top hoteliers in the MENA region. Rising by 7 ranks compared to last year Laurent stood at spot 13. The prestigious Hotelier Power 50 list by Hotelier Middle East recognises and celebrates the region’s 50 most influential hotel professionals for their outstanding performance. Expressing his delight on this superb achievement, Laurent stated, “It is wonderful to be recognised by the region’s most reputed and popular trade publication. It is an exceptional resource for...

JS Anand, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of LEVA Hotels & Resorts, highlighted the significance of developing effective pricing and promotional strategies to maximize spent at the Hospitality Leadership Forum at The Hotel Show. Participating in a panel discussion on strategies of promoting hotels recently, he spoke about the significance of digital marketing and search engine optimization in the current times. Responding to the question ‘How can new brands strategize their offers for guests?’, Anand stressed, “The cost of doing business is far more for independent brands such as ours when compared to global brands....

Ajman Bank has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme to facilitate home finance solutions for UAE citizens. The MOU was signed by Mr. Kashif Amin Thakkur, Head of Consumer Banking Ajman Bank and Mr. Mohamed Abdulla Lootah, General Manager of Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme. Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Mohamed Amiri, Chief Executive Officer, Ajman Bank, said, “We are very pleased to collaborate with Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme to support the organisation’s vision to provide high standard and affordable residential facilities to UAE citizens. This strategic alliance demonstrates our commitment to facilitate access to easy funding for Emirati nationals to enhance their lifestyle....

To make the 89th Saudi National Day celebrations memorable for its guests, Shaza Riyadh Hotel Residences has unveiled an array of exciting stay, dining and spa promotions. Paying homage to the nation, the festivities are carefully crafted to showcase the rich culture and heritage of Saudi Arabia while ensuring a great time for residents and travellers. Mahmood Al Dawod General Manager of Shaza Riyadh Hotel Residences, said, “In commemoration of the 89th Saudi National Day, we are delighted to offer the best deals to our guests. This special occasion brings together families and friends from far and near, and in...

Hong Kong – Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, is celebrating its 32nd anniversary with the launch of a new promotion that promises generous discounts on accommodation and dining at its entire collection of hotels worldwide! The Hong Kong-based hospitality company was founded on 25th September 1987 and signed its first ever property in China the same year. Since then, Swiss-Belhotel International has grown from strength to strength, building a world-class portfolio of more than 145 hotels and resorts on three continents, under 14 distinct brand concepts ranging from economy to luxury. To mark...

To commemorate the 89th Saudi National Day, Coral Al Madinah Hotel, managed by HMH – Hospitality Management Holding, has unveiled exciting stay and dining promotions. Mr. Hassan Hassanein, General Manager of Coral Al Madinah Hotel, stated, “The National Day is one of the most celebrated days in Saudi Arabia and presents a unique opportunity for visitors and residents alike to discover the rich traditions of the Saudi culture. We are working hard to make it memorable for all our guests. As part of the festivities this year, we have created various promotions to offer our guests exceptional stay and dining experiences while showcasing the...

Priyanka Kapoor, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for the Middle East and Africa at Swiss-Belhotel International participated last afternoon in an exciting panel discussion at the Hospitality Leadership Forum at The Hotel Show in Dubai. Speaking on ‘Managing the Ever-Changing Dynamics of Owner-Operator Communication, Priyanka stated, “New patterns of ownership, finance and management are emerging. Therefore, operators need to understand better today’s owners and investors who are far more active and involved in all areas of hotel operations from selection of...

Loumi restaurant at Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai will be celebrating its 3rd Anniversary on 20th September 2019. The Arabic influenced all-day dining restaurant will mark the occasion with an incredible 30% discount on the total bill and live entertainment. Join us for a memorable event and indulge in a special anniversary buffet featuring a wide array of international specialties, salad bar and live cooking stations. Round off the feast with a tempting selection of delectable dessert. Mr. Simon Moore, General Manager of Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, said, “We are very happy with what Loumi has achieved and looking forward for another successful...

The Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor was inaugurated last evening by H.E. Fernando Luís Lemos Igreja, Ambassador of Brazil, H.E. Vipul, Consul General of India, Mr. Abdul Qader Alrais, Celebrated Emirati Artist and Mr. Khalil Abdulwahid from Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. The four-day event running from 11th to 14th September brings together over 100 leading and emerging, local and international artists from diverse nationalities to pay tribute to the UAE’s spirit of peace and equality. On display at the show are over 250 spectacular artworks reflecting . Part of the...