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Great British service and iftar celebrations at DUKES Dubai

dukes dubai iftar2017New Dubai hotel on Palm Jumeirah invites guests to enjoy a five-star menu of traditional Iftar and Suhour favorites. DUKES Dubai, the quintessentially British, five-star hotel will offer a carefully curated menu of traditional favorites including juicy dates, Arabic mezze and indulgent sweets at its at signature venue Great British Restaurant (GBR).

Scandic Hotels welcomes 2 millionth loyalty member

scandic friends 2millionth memberScandic is the largest hotel company in the Nordic region with 14,400 team members and a network of close to 230 hotels with about 44,000 hotel rooms in operation and under development. Its loyalty program; Scandic Friends, the largest loyalty program in the Nordic hotel industry, is celebrating its two millionth member, Ragnhild Fryd Johnsen from Bergen.

Hyatt Regency Miami to host Caribbean hoteliers

miami southbeach nightlifeFrom June 2 to 4, Hyatt Regency Miami will host Caribbean hoteliers and industry stakeholders for the third installment of the Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF). Organized by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), CHIEF will feature a number of educational sessions, where the region's hospitality industry assembles to network, learn, share ideas and collectively brainstorm creative solutions to current challenges.

Deutsche Hospitality welcomes travelers in two hotels in Tunisia

Deutsche Hospitality brandsDeutsche Hospitality is now able to offer two hotels in Tunisia for the first time. Since the end of April, guests travelling to the holiday destination of Sousse have had the option of staying at the Steigenberger Hotel Kantaoui Bay or at the Jaz Hotel Tour Khalef.

Bahrain's first Hilton Hotel to open later this year

Hilton logoHilton CEO Chris Nassetta and Mohammed Alshaya, Chairman of KFCD and Mabanee Company S.A.K agreed to open Bahrain’s first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property. The 210 room Hilton Bahrain Bay Hotel & Residences will be located at The Avenues in Manama – a major retail and leisure destination scheduled to open later this year.

Greater Copenhagen expand accommodation capacity

copenhagen seasideThe Greater Copenhagen region is increasing its accommodation capacity thanks to new hotel openings and existing hotels expansions. By 2017 there are 46,673 rooms to pick and choose from and in the years to come a wide range of hostels, hotels and boutique hotels will expand the selection of accommodation options giving the city a total of 51,983 rooms.

American Customer Satisfaction in Travel Industry: Airlines vs Hotels vs Internet Travel Services

baggage claimBelieve it or not airlines in the United States have improved their service significantly and more customers are satisfied than ever before. Although passenger satisfaction is up compared to a year ago, airlines remain in the bottom third of industries according to a recent study analyzing U.S. customer satisfaction in three industries; Airlines, Hotels, and Internet Travel Services.

Century Casinos to Open Casino at Hilton Hotel in Warsaw, Poland

casinoCentury Casinos, Inc. will move its second casino license in Warsaw from LIM center to 17,000 square feet gaming floor situated at the Hilton hotel in Warsaw. The location is well established, as Casinos Poland`s main competitor in the Warsaw market used to operate its flagship casino there until their casino license expired in late 2016.

Moxy Hotels opens Moxy Frankfurt Airport

moxy frankfurt airportMarriott International’s Moxy brand opens its 4th location in Germany by welcoming guests at Moxy Frankfurt Airport. Moxy Frankfurt Airport is the brand’s tenth global outpost joining a fast-growing portfolio of destinations including Munich, Milan, Berlin, New Orleans, London and Vienna.

Brussels hotel industry recovers from last year’s attacks

brussels town hallThe aftermaths of the Brussels lockdown in November 2015 and the attacks of March 2016 have strongly impacted the performances in the Belgium capital, which saw its occupancy drop by 11.7 points and its RevPAR decrease by 17.6%. Now in 2017, Brussels' hotel market shows recovery; occupancy continues to grow for the last five consecutive months.

Hilton and IHG in the Top 10 Best Workplaces in Asia 2017

hilton kl kitchenHilton and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) are the only two hospitality companies that listed in the Top 10 list of the Best Workplaces in Asia. The Best Workplaces in Asia list recognizes organizations in the Asia region that are dedicated to sustaining high-trust cultures for their employees. These workplaces are distinguished by their extraordinary levels of trust, pride, and camaraderie.

New Hotel Classification scheme for Muslim-friendly accommodation

muslim friendly hotel roomA unique Premium Hotel Classification scheme for Muslim-friendly accommodation has been launched at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), currently taking place in Dubai, UAE. The global initiative, launched by Malaysia’s Minister of Tourism & Culture, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Tan Sri Abdul Aziz, aims to improve quality standards and transparency for Muslim travelers and enhance the visibility of accommodation that meets their faith-based needs.

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