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Dubai has a buzzing new spot – Lilly’s Social House at Canal Central Hotel Business Bay – that officially opened its doors last evening with a grand party. Developed by Dynamic Operator, Lilly’s Social House, is an ode to the rich culture and vibrancy of New Orleans. Zaid Al Hachem, Group Director, Dynamic Operator, said, “Lilly’s Social House is an urban historic New Orleans style community bar where guests can enjoy their meals and drinks while listening to classic soul blues...

Bahrain – Swiss-Belhotel International has signed a management agreement with HRR Properties W.L.L. for Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair in Bahrain. Featuring 174 keys (studios, 1- 2- and 3-bedroom suites and 3 unique penthouses), equipped with outstanding facilities, the hotel is expected to begin operations by mid-2019. Making the announcement, Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “Swiss-Belsuites is a distinctive brand that delivers a compelling guest experience. We are delighted to introduce it in the gulf region with a unique...

The second edition of HITEC Dubai 2018, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology exhibition and conference, recorded more than double the number of attendees along with debut of many new prominent exhibitors. Endorsed by Dubai Tourism and co-produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Naseba, the show brought together top industry experts to present ground-breaking regional and international case studies, thought provoking panel discussions and game-changing technology demonstrations. The two-day expo and conference was held at the Madinat Jumeirah Dubai from 5-6 December...

Nytec presented a special case study at HITEC Dubai on the world’s largest deployed IoT-based guest experience platform created for Carnival Cruise Line. Speaking at the conference, Vincent Ball, the Vice President for Product Innovation at Nytec, stated, “We turned the cruise ship into a virtual ‘smart city’ at sea. It is the largest most extensive IOT deployment in the world and we are proud to be part of it.  At the heart of this experience, is the Ocean Medallion. A wearable that is waterproof,...

Emaar Hospitality Group presented a special case study at HITEC Dubai today highlighting its latest innovations in digitalization that will set a new benchmark for the hospitality sector. What will the hotel of the future be like in Dubai? Speaking at the HITEC conference, Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, said, “Emaar Hospitality Group has paved the way for creating an innovative hospitality landscape in Dubai, offering a range of experiences, from luxury to contemporary midscale. We aim to be...

HITEC Dubai 2018, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology exhibition and conference, endorsed by Dubai Tourism and co-produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Naseba, brought together industry experts to present ground-breaking regional and international case studies, thought provoking panel discussions and game-changing technology demonstrations. The two-day expo is being held at the Madinat Jumeirah Dubai from 5-6 December with an aim to facilitate knowledge sharing, networking and deal flow amongst hoteliers and hospitality technology providers. Kicking off the proceedings today at the HITEC Dubai’s...

A coffee table is the focal point of any living room. Add some flair to your décor with a statement piece from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. You will find at the 2XL stores almost any shape or size in a range of materials to anchor your design scheme. Mix rustic with refined or choose a traditional design for a relaxed, more lived-in look. Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL, said, “A coffee table can instantly lift a living room....

HITEC Dubai 2018, the Middle East’s largest hospitality technology exhibition and conference, was officially inaugurated today by Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM). Co-produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) and Naseba, this year’s expo, which is taking place at the Madinat Jumeirah Dubai from 5-6 December, is showcasing a wide range of innovative solutions from the world’s leading hospitality technology providers. Travel technology has grown rapidly over the last decade leading to drastic transformation and disruption in all aspects...

Dubai – Devinder K. Sharma, Regional Director of Technical Services, Swiss-Belhotel International, participated in a panel of experts on BIPV at the Big 5 Global Solar Leaders’ Summit. The topic discussion was ‘Innovation in Solar Building Skins and Energy Efficiency towards Sustainable Cities’. Renewable energy is a global phenomenon and the adoption of solar PV systems in the Middle East is starting to accelerate which will soon lead to a more diversified national energy supply portfolio. Devinder said, “We are seeing massive investments in renewable energy...

The Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has announced the opening of one of Japan’s most acclaimed restaurants ‘Fujiya’. The outlet will provide an authentic Japanese izakaya-style dining experience from Japan. Available on the menu are a range of iconic traditional and modern dishes from the country ranging from Japanese tapas to Wagyu shabu shabu (hotpot) buffet, Yakitori (Japanese style chicken skewers) and much more. The dishes are complemented by an array of beverages including rare sake, yuzu and shiso. Akio Hayakawa, Director of Fujiya Restaurant...