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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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Dubai’s Samana Developers launches Dh300 Million ‘Golf Views’ project in Dubai Sports City

Samana Developers, one of the fastest-growing real estate companies in Dubai, today launched a Dh300 million (US$ 82 million) ‘Samana Golf Views’ residential project in Dubai Sports City, a popular freehold community. The new project is the first project in the neighborhood that has built-in private pools with its apartments and overlooks lush green The Els Club Golf Course, one of the finest golfing destinations in the Middle East. The G+P+14-Floor Samana Golf Views is part of multiple project launches which are planned during 2023.

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Baccarat Hotel Dubai set to open in 2026

SH Hotels & Resorts, the hotel brand management company founded by hospitality visionary Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, today announced plans to set a new standard of glamor and luxury in Dubai, the hospitality hub of the Middle East, with the opening of Baccarat Hotel & Residences Dubai in 2026. The hotel is part of a new ultra-luxury mixed-use development in Downtown Dubai, facing the famed Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

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