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Centara reveals expansion strategy to Middle Eastern travel trade partners at ATM 2024

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, has arrived in Dubai to reveal its latest updates, insights and expansion plans at the Arabian Travel Mart 2024. Having celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2023, the company is now embarking on a sustainable growth strategy that will introduce its unique style of family-centric hospitality to multiple new markets, including dynamic Middle Eastern destinations, as it strives to become one of the planet’s top 100 hotel operators by 2027.

Centara Hotels & Resorts

Samana Developers launches Dh1 Billion ‘Lake Views Complex’ in Dubai Production City

Consolidating its position as the fastest growing real estate developer in the UAE, Samana Developers has launched the Samana Lake Views Project worth 1 billion ($272.2 million). The project is located in Dubai Production City. The residential complex, situated beside the lake in the neighbourhood, is a continuation of Samana’s commitment of Dh12.5 billion ($3.4 billion) investment into UAE real estate this year.

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Ennismore and Dubai Holding to bring iconic Delano to Dubai

Ennismore, the fastest-growing lifestyle and leisure hospitality company, announced that its iconic Delano brand will be coming to the UAE for the first time. Opening later this year at the waterfront destination Bluewaters Dubai, Delano Dubai will be a luxurious destination in its own right, appealing to discerning individuals who define luxury by attention to detail, craftsmanship and personalised experiences.


Rene Egle appointed General Manager at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai

Jumeirah Beach Hotel has appointed Rene Egle as the new General Manager. Bringing with him almost four decades of luxury hospitality and hotel operations experience, his appointment commencing 1 April 2024, is set to further strengthen the property’s commitment to excellence, at a time when the Jumeirah brand is evolving as part of its Mission 2030 strategy.

Rene Egle

Tim Cordon appointed COO Middle East at Radisson Hotel Group in Dubai

Tim Cordon’s role at Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) has been broadened to encompass the South East Asia Pacific (SEAP) region in addition to his existing responsibilities in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Cordon, who operates out of Dubai, has been a key figure in RHG’s growth and success in the MEA region. His new role aims to replicate this success in the SEAP region, which currently includes over 60 hotels in operation or in development.

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IHG Hotels & Resorts expand luxury portfolio with signing of Vignette Collection at the heart of Europe project in Dubai

IHG Hotels & Resorts, has announced the signing of a franchise agreement for its second Vignette Collection hotel in Dubai in partnership with The Heart of Europe, the flagship project under Kleindienst Group. Scheduled for a grand opening in January 2026, Marbella Resort Hotel, Vignette Collection The World Islands Dubai, will mark a significant milestone for The Heart of Europe, solidifying IHG’s presence within The World Islands – an archipelago of manmade islands located in the Arabian Gulf, off the coast of Dubai.

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