Thursday, September 20, 2018

People & Places

Kempinski Hotel Muscat hosted volunteers returning from Mount Kilimanjaro climb to raise awareness of cancer and the ill effects of physical inactivity. Carsten Wiegandt, general manager of Kempinski Hotel Muscat said, “Oman Cancer Association tackles the fight against cancer with a very positive concept, and it is our pleasure to be a part of their cause as progress is continuously made through increased awareness.” The event was hosted in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.

InterContinental in Dubai Marina opened a new outlet last month. Combining influences of the street art and food scene of Toronto, La Carnita fuses vibes of Mexico City, LA and San Francisco, serving Latin American street food, cocktails and old school hip-hop. Find La Carnita at InterContinental's basement.

Ras Al Khaimah's DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island has re-launched its Kids Club (for ages 4 to 12) with a friendly new mascot ‘Chuckles’ and an exciting line-up of activities that includes jewellery making, cookie decoration, Zumba dance, creative crafts, Kids Cinema, climb-the-wall games, paper dances and more. Chuckles will be available throughout the day to entertain the kids through photo opportunities, special dances, story-telling, and will also offer tips on healthy eating. Outdoor facilities for kids include a play area featuring slides, swings, and trampolines.


Oman's Majan International Agencies Travel and Tourism has renewed its strategic three-year partnership with Amadeus. Majan will use a suite of Amadeus services including Amadeus Ticket Changer, Amadeus Fare Optimizer, Amadeus All Fares, Master Pricer Expert and Master Pricer Travel Board, Amadeus Dynamic Travel Documents, and Web Services, which offers an online support channel reinforced with project management.

Favoured by GCC travellers for its refined Hollywood celebrity-inspired lifestyle, Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is offering Folia, a plant-based stand-alone menu created by celebrated Chef Matthew Kenney, the founder of Plant Food and 20 other restaurants worldwide. 

The Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli has won “Luxury Hotel Spa” award for the Middle East and North Africa award at the World Restaurant Awards 2018, which was held at the Galgorm Resort and Spa in Northern Ireland recently. The new spa menu includes body tonic with luxurious hair treatment, massage for scalp revitalization, back and neck massage, hand and foot treatments, and many body-massages. 

Abu Dhabi Airports hosted delegates from the Royal Saudi Air Force at the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) for a series of selected aviation training sessions. Over the course of four weeks, GCAS has worked with the Royal Saudi Air Force to deliver four key training modules to its trainee Aviation Management, Iata Dangerous Goods CAT 6 Initial course, ICAO on the Job Training Instructors Course, and Examination Techniques Course. These modules will equip the trainee with the knowledge of key aviation concepts as well as Train the Trainer skills and techniques.

The Marriott International cyclist team has completed 600km R2A cycle challenge. The team of Road To Awareness (R2A) cyclists have crossed the finish line after pedalling just under 600 kilometres across the Western Cape in South Africa for charity. The R2A cycle challenge forms part of a series of key events initiated by Marriott International to raise funds for charities across the Middle East and Africa. 

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