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    Top stories of the week: design love from Bangkok, hide and seek architecture and a new hotel chapter

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    With architecture and construction firmly in the spotlight, Hotel Designs has witnessed another jam-packed week full of interesting stories that highlights our love in design and architecture. Breaking down these headlines is editor Hamish Kilburn…  New York, New York! Is there anywhere else on the planet quite like it? In the original metropolis where possibilities […]

    W Hotels arrives on The Palm, Dubai

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    The 350-key W Dubai – The Palm opens, complete with disruptive interiors, to design its own narrative and lead the ever-changing hospitality scene in the Middle East forward…  “The desert just got hotter,” is how W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International Inc., announced the opening of W Dubai – The Palm, located on the Palm Jumeirah, […]

    GHM prepares for grand opening of heritage resort Al Bait Sharjah, UAE

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    The Middle Eastern hotel market continues to grow as General Hotel Management Ltd announces opening of Al Bait Sharjah… General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) has announced September 1, 2018 as the opening date of Al Bait Sharjah, a 53-room property that celebrates the heritage of Arabia and that will stand as GHM’s second property on […]

    Warwick Hotels & Resorts announce slew of new Saudi Arabian hotels

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    Warwick Hotels & Resorts will continue to expand their international portfolio, with new Saudi Arabian hotels planned. The hotel group branched out into the Middle East in 2012. The most notable element of the new expansion will be the implementation of seven new hotels in Saudi Arabia alone: in Al Hamra Palace, Dabab Hotel, Makeen […]

    Jumeirah to launch new lifestyle brand in 2018

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    The new year hasn’t yet arrived, but it’s already stacking up to be a consequential one for the hospitality industry, with a number of large hotel companies dedicating resources to the launch of new lifestyle brands and other initiatives. One such example of this is Jumeirah Group, which is launching a new brand that it […]

    Minor Hotels announces AVANI to debut in Oman

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    Minor Hotels has signed a management agreement with Safari International Group for a new AVANI hotel to be developed in Muscat, the Omani capital. Scheduled to open in 2020, the 250-room AVANI Musc at Hotel will be located in Seeb to the west of the city, 15 minutes’ drive from Muscat International Airport. Seeb is […]

    Nakheel, AccorHotels to debut Raffles Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

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    AccorHotels has signed a management agreement with leading Dubai-based master developer Nakheel for the expansion of AccorHotels’ globally-renowned luxury brand, Raffles Hotels & Resorts. The agreement, recognised by Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels at a signing ceremony at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Cannes (France) […]

    Meet the top 5-star hotel brands in the Middle East

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    Forbes Middle East recently named its list of the top 5-star hotel brands in the Middle East, a group of 20 that was determined based on the status of their hotels in the region. At the top of the list is the Swiss hospitality company, Mövenpick, which has 47 five star hotels spread throughout 10 […]

    Project Spotlight: Duravit at Louvre Abu Dhabi

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    Jean Nouvel has created an architectural wonder in the desert. It includes products by Duravit, designed by Philippe Starck. A commission that was unusual even for the French star architect and Pritzker prize winner Jean Nouvel – the creation of the first all-purpose museum in the Arab world – and the first in the twenty-first […]

    Renaissance Hotels opens doors in Dubai

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    Located in the thriving Business Bay district, which was recently listed in Lonely Planet’s ‘10 of the World’s coolest neighborhoods to visit right now,’ the new Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai boasts 298 guestrooms, including 65 sprawling suites. Inspiring a sense of spontaneous discovery at every turn, the latest in the brand’s portfolio set the stage […]