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    Armani Hotel delays opening once again

    The Burj Khalifa, the new tallest tower in the world which is to house the Armani Hotel, has delayed its opening once again, this time because of the volcanic ash.It is the second opening cancellation in the Dubai tower. The first delay was for two months because there was an elevator malfunction in the 828m-tall building. The current delay, due…

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    Frasers Hospitality expand in Middle East

    Frasers Hospitality has opened the Fraser Suites Seef Bahrain, the first of five properties to open in the Middle East over the next two years.The Bahrain hotel is 19-storeys high and features 91 one or two bedroom suites and three penthouses. Each floor accommodates just eight suites for and the interior design is complemented by the quality fixtures and fittings.…

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    Rocco Forte Collection unveils Abu Dhabi property

    The Rocco Forte Collection, has unveiled the details of its first property in the Middle East, due to open in Abu Dhabi in fall 2010. The 281-room property, which will be a new build, will be housed in a stunning 12-floor curved glass structure designed by architect WS Atkins and Partners. Interiors are being created by Dubai-based interior design specialists…

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    Häfele Group provides hardware for the world’s tallest tower

    Häfele Group, the world leader in hardware technology and electronic locking systems with its head office in Nagold, Germany, has supplied hardware products and technology worth 8m Euros for the world’s tallest building that was recently opened in Dubai. The Dubai office of Häfele GCC formed a local joint venture with DORMA Gulf, the international architectural firm Skidmore Owings and…

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    Starwood make landmark debuts in EAME with Aloft, W and The Luxury Collection

    After debuting the W brand in Spain last year with W Barcelona, the brand will continue to grow with new openings in high-profile destinations such as London, St. Petersburg, Paris, Milan and Amman.Adding to this, Aloft Hotels, which is the new, design-led, mid-market brand inspired by W, is set to make its European debut this autumn with the Aloft Brussels…

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    David Fox Design wins award for office chair

    David Fox Design has recently collaborated with Boss Design to produce the Kruze lounge chair. At the office furniture exhibition in Dubai, the product won the prestigious Gold award in the category of guest seating at this years furniture exhibition in Dubai. The award builds on the recent success of the Kruze family of products, in 2009 & 2008 winning…

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    Indigo Art introduces new artists and photographers

    Indigo Art is delighted to present new artists Rob Hart and Anand Channar plus new photographer Alan Price. These artists are already well collected privately and Indigo is launching selected works to the corporate market. Rob Hart’s speciality is semi-abstract evocations of hill landscapes. Dubai-based Anand Channar’s work is well known across the Middle East and Alan Price’s photography concentrates…

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    Travelodge to open 26 new hotels in 2010

    Travelodge the hotel chain is defying the recession by opening 26 new hotels this year. The £115m expansion will create more than 500 new jobs across the company, ranging from managers to cleaners. Travelodge, chief executive officer, Grant Hearn said: “We set about making sure we had a pipeline for growth coming out of the recession because we know that…

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    Premier Inn, Woking (Patrick Goff)

    Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 1 The British brewing industry has, in general, been a pretty miserable business management failure. However, two of the largest of the big brewers have been very successful in moving their business away from beers and pubs into hospitality. The famous Manet painting ‘A Bar at the Folies-Bergère’, depicting the Bass…

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