As part of Shangri-La’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the group has announced a refreshed brand logo for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts (Shangri-La) that pays tribute to its past and sets a fresh vision for the future.
It’s a new year and a new chapter for Dubai as the door closes on a tumultuous year. 2021 represents the light at the end of the tunnel and for Occidental Al Jaddaf, a year of new beginnings and an opportunity to reward and delight the people of the UAE with an unforgettable giveaway.
Nadine El Assaad Al Bulushi has been appointed as hotel manager for Kempinski Hotel Muscat. As the first Omani female hotel manager and an experienced professional hotelier, El Assaad Al Bulushi has proven to be a creative, efficient leader who believes that the success of an organisation comes from a competent and innovative team.
El Assaad Al Bulushi brings over two decades of experience in hotel operations to her new role with Kempinski Hotel Muscat, starting her career as front office agent at Crowne Plaza Muscat and later being promoted to assistant front office manager.
El Assaad Al Bulushi next joined the Grand Hyatt Muscat, where she occupied several managerial positions in the rooms’ division. During her tenure with Hyatt Corporation, she supported the openings of Hyatt Regency Taba, Egypt, and Park Hyatt Dubai, UAE, as part of the opening task force.
In 2006, El Assaad Al Bulushi made the move from her room division background to the position of director of revenue, and, afterwards, director of sales and marketing with Radisson Hotel Group. As part of her career with the Radisson Hotel Group, she supported the opening of Radisson Blu hotels in South Africa, as well as providing regional support for the hotels in Ethiopia, Libya, Kuwait, and Bahrain. Later, she moved on to a cluster role as EAM and director of revenue at Radisson Blu Muscat and Sohar.
El Assaad Al Bulushi joined Kempinski Hotel Muscat as executive assistant manager in January of 2019, where she has managed to understand and fully commit to every DNA value in a way that is uniquely Kempinski. She created traditions in the work environment, showed entrepreneurial performance and proved how people-oriented she can be even with our smallest guests and why even those just joining Kempinski have a passion for European luxury.
Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai announced the appointment of Moustafa Abdelfattah as its new director of sales and marketing. He will also take on the role of group director of sales for the GCC market of R Hotels.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of the Best Western Hotel Fino Tokyo Akasaka, located at 3-7-12, Akasaka, Tokyo. The hotel features 87 guest rooms, which include standard, superior and deluxe room options.
The highly-respected Bangkok Hospital and Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort Bangkok have extended their innovative Alternative State Quarantine programme, which gives Thai nationals and expat travellers a stylish, safe and spacious place to stay upon their return to the country.
The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott International, recently welcomed Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa to its unique ensemble of iconic hotels, marking the debut of the portfolio in the UAE capital.
Hyatt Hotel Corporation announced plans for Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, which will mark the first Hyatt Regency branded hotel in Qatar and the third Hyatt hotel in the country, further building on Hyatt’s growing portfolio in the Middle East.
Following comprehensive health and safety verification processes, The Retreat Palm Dubai has received the Dubai Assured stamp from Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), and the CovidClean certification from Safehotels.
Radisson Hotel Group has announced the addition of six new hotels to its African portfolio, bringing the total to almost 100 hotels across 32 African markets.