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Oman – Continuing its aggressive expansion in the GCC, Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the soft opening of Swiss-Belinn Muscat in Oman that also marks the group’s debut in the country. Defined by youthful and fresh vibes, Swiss-Belinn Muscat is a contemporary 3-star hotel. Boasting 128 well-appointed rooms, the property enjoys an outstanding location within a 10 minutes radius of the Muscat International Airport, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre. Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “Oman is an exceptional destination and we...

Swiss-Belhotel International is all set to open four new hotels in the GCC during the first half of 2020. Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, and Mr. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, are currently on a tour of the GCC visiting the hotels. The new properties are located in Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. The first of these – Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar Kuwait – recently opened its doors marking the group’s debut in the country as well as the entry of the...

Swiss-Belhotel International will expand its New Zealand portfolio via the upcoming launch of two exciting Queenstown properties - ensuring that the popular tourist destination will keep pace with increasing visitor numbers. Swiss-Belhotel & Residences Queenstown and the younger, more value-conscious brand Zest Queenstown by Swiss-Belhotel will be unveiled at the same time in the last quarter of 2020. It will be the brands’ New Zealand debut. Swiss-Belhotel & Residences Queenstown will be ideal for travellers looking for comprehensive and well-appointed international-standard facilities...

Kuwait – Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the soft opening of Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar Kuwait that also marks the group’s debut in the country. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “We are delighted to welcome our first guests at the stunning Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar and to announce that it is the first hotel in the Middle East to carry the flag of the upscale Swiss-Belboutique brand. This beautiful property is a fantastic addition...

Bahrain – Swiss-Belhotel International has appointed Duco E. de Vries as the General Manager for Swiss-Belresidences Juffair in Bahrain. Duco brings outstanding international hospitality leadership experience spanning more than three decades across Europe, USA, Asia and the GCC. Making the announcement, Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “We are pleased to appoint Duco to lead the team at Swiss-Belresidences Juffair in Bahrain. Duco has exceptional experience and expertise in the hospitality sector as well as extensive knowledge of international and the GCC market....

Kuwait – The pre-opening team at Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar Kuwait is busy giving the final touches to the hotel in preparation for its opening in January 2020. The trendy 4-star lifestyle property is superbly located across the street on Kuwait City’s beachfront promenade overlooking the beautiful Kuwait Bay merely 18 km from Kuwait International Airport. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “We are very excited to expand our presence in the GCC...

BAHRAIN – Swiss-Belhotel International has promoted Alban Dutemple to acquire the role of Cluster General Manager for two properties namely Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain and Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair. Alban has been working with the group as General Manager for Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain since June 2018. With this announcement also comes the establishment of pre-opening offices for the upcoming Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair (opening Q1 of 2020) as well as the appointment of different heads of departments. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India for Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “Alban is an accomplished professional with a strong track record in the hospitality industry....

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India for Swiss-Belhotel International, made a special presentation on the ‘Future of Solar Power in Hotels’ at The Big 5 Solar conference held in Dubai recently. Laurent believes increasing awareness about solar power can lead to significant benefits for the hotel industry. He stressed, “To take advantage of evolving solar technology greater collaboration is required among various stakeholders of the building design and construction process, such as building owners, developers,...

Hong Kong – Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, has revealed plans to make its debut in Thailand, as the company’s impressive expansion plans continue to gather pace. The Hong Kong-based hospitality company, which recently celebrated its 32nd anniversary, currently has a collection of 145 hotels and resorts in 22 countries, either operating or in the pipeline. This includes properties in five of the ten ASEAN member states: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. The group’s Southeast Asian development will now accelerate with the launch of...

Priyanka Kapoor, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for the Middle East and Africa at Swiss-Belhotel International joined a panel discussion today on ‘how sharing economy is disrupting the norm’ at the Travel Tech Show MEASA 2019. Commenting on adopting alternative travel, accommodation and activity products into the customer facing shelf, Priyanka said, “We are in an era of sharing economy which has created a healthy ecosystem with alternative accommodation innovations. In the last two decades we have seen many disruptions in our industry by a number of non-traditional hotel players such...