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Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, has concluded a highly successful four days at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), where it updated the Middle Eastern travel trade on its impressive plans for global expansion, brand development and environmental sustainability. The company sent a high-level delegation to ATM, which took place in Dubai from 28th April to 1st May 2019 and was attended by over 39,000 travel professionals, government ministers and media. The group’s presence was led by Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President, Matthew Faull, Senior Vice...

Royal Central Hotel The Palm, Canal Central Hotel Business Bay and First Central Hotel Suites showcased their latest facilities at the Arabian Travel Market. All three hotels have recently added exciting new restaurants giving greater choice to their guests while diversifying their food and beverage offerings. First Central Hotel Suites, welcomed this year ‘BEASTRO’ – a cool new all-day-dining restaurant. Mr. Ammar Kanaan, Group General Manager of Central Hotels, said, “BEASTRO’s approach is to adapt the great principles of deformalized dining around great food, approachable and...

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, spoke today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) on the critical need to reduce the carbon footprint across the industry. Participating in a panel discussion at the ‘ATM Inspiration Theatre’, Laurent emphasized on the importance of achieving energy efficiency using renewable resources. According to a report by United Nations World Tourism Organisation UNWTO, the hotel industry accounts for 1% of global annual carbon emissions while...

Swiss-Belhotel International unveiled today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) its global expansion strategy with a goal to reach 250 hotels worldwide with 50,000 rooms in operation and under development by 2022. The group currently holds a portfolio of 145 hotels and projects with 14 unique brands spread across 24 countries. Attending the ATM are Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, Mr. Matthew Faull, Senior Vice President – E-Commerce, Distribution and IT, and Mr. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice...

Swiss-Belhotel International has identified the GCC as its main growth market in the MENA region. Unveiling the group’s expansion strategy at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) today, Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, stated, “Geographically speaking, our key focus is to expand and reinforce our position in the GCC through strong organic growth with an objective to have a hotel in operation in every GCC country by the first quarter of...

Alpha Destination Management announced the launch of ‘Alpha Pass’ today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) that will allow travellers to see the best of Dubai and save 45%. Unveiling the pass, Samir Hamadeh, General Manager of Alpha Destination Management, said, “The Alpha Pass is the easy way to make the most of your trip to Dubai with 25 must-see attractions, tours and experiences to choose from. The pass has been designed to offer a more complete and tailored experience for less....

Outlook for the luxury brand at its strongest  Shaza Hotels, a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, is powering ahead with continued portfolio growth and expansion. The group announced today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, plans to open six new properties in 2019. The new openings will double the number of keys for the brand while marking its debut in key destinations such as Riyadh, Sharjah, Dubai and Doha. Mr. Simon Coombs, President and CEO of Shaza Hotels, stated: “We are...

Continuing its expansion in Dubai, Central Hotels announced today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) the launch of a new 5-star hotel in the emirate. Featuring 206 luxe studios and suites overlooking the Arabian Gulf, C Central Beach Hotel The Palm is all set to welcome guests early this summer and will be the fourth hotel to open under the Central Hotels banner. The contemporary resort will offer a rich array of facilities including five exceptional restaurants and bars, a...

Shaza, the unique luxury hotel brand inspired by the cultures of the Silk Route, walked off with no less than five trophies at the World Travel Awards presentation ceremony, held 25th April at Warner Brothers in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The awards were: Saudi Arabia's Leading Hotel Residences 2019 won by the recently opened Shaza Riyadh Hotel Residences; Saudi Arabia's Leading Luxury Hotel 2019 won by Shaza Makkah; Madinah's Leading Luxury Hotel 2019 won by Shaza Al Madina. The Middle East's Leading...

Alpha Destination Management is out in full force at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019 hosting over 100 high-profile international buyers from Europe, USA and Asia in association with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM). An attractive hosted buyer programme has been designed for them with tailor-made itineraries to showcase Dubai’s main attractions including fam trips to the various theme parks as well as iconic landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa. During the four days of ATM from...