In Brief

Accor to open Rixos at Jewel of the Creek

Accor is anchoring the upcoming Jewel of the Creek masterplan in Dubai, UAE, with a fully integrated urban Rixos resort, focused on leisure, entertainment, sports and food & beverage.

Earlier this year, Accor announced its strategic partnership with Dubai Developments to manage two properties, namely the Mövenpick Grand Al Bustan and Swissôtel and Swissôtel Living Al Murooj; the upcoming Jewel of the Creek is the third property signed in less than a year.

The new Rixos property will be located in the Jewel of the Creek, a 1 million square metre, mixed-use development in the Port Saeed area of Deira, in close proximity to Dubai International Airport. The project is expected to transform the location into a destination with a vibrant urban centre featuring residential, commercial, hospitality, sports, entertainment recreational and marina components, which are connected to the main city area with over 7 tunnels and almost 7,000 parking spaces available.


Conrad Hotels & Resorts debuts in Abu Dhabi

One of Abu Dhabi’s most prestigious hotels was rebranded on October 1, 2020 following the signing of a management agreement between Hilton and H.H. Sheikh Suroor Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan. The property will be known as Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers and will be the first of Hilton’s luxury portfolio to operate in the UAE capital.

Jochem-Jan Sleiffer, Hilton’s President for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said: "Abu Dhabi is a world-leading destination and remains a historic city for Hilton as a location where we began welcoming guests in the UAE almost 50 years ago. We are proud to be working with H.H. Sheikh Suroor Bin Mohammed Al Nahyan to bring this iconic hotel to our portfolio and look forward to providing luxury Conrad service at Etihad Towers."

One of five towers which form the Etihad Towers complex, the hotel features unique venues for social activities, including 12 dining concepts, luxurious spa, private beach, three swimming pools, and outstanding conference and event facilities.


Delta Hotels by Marriott, JBR is pet-friendly now

Last month, Delta Hotel by Marriott, JBR, in Dubai, announced that they are now pet-friendly.

At Delta Hotels by Marriott, guests can now check-in with their four-legged companions. Pets will also have their very own ‘Pet Friendly Lift’ for ease of movement and a special door sign ‘Pet in the room’ to ensure a perfect stay.

Located in the heart of the bustling Jumeirah Beach Residence, between The Walk and Dubai Marina, this four-star hotel features 360 modern rooms, suites and fully serviced apartments.

With a special discount on long stays, guests can opt to dwell at one of the most rewarding hotels in Dubai and take advantage of exclusive rates when booking a stay of 30 nights or more. The offer comes all-inclusive of utility and internet bills as well as a complimentary 30 per cent discount to avail on laundry, food and beverages. The special offer can be availed until December 31, 2020.


IHG brings Hotel Indigo to Oman

IHG Hotel & Resort has signed a management agreement with Redhat Al Jabal to debut its global upscale boutique brand, Hotel Indigo, in Oman. A new built property, Hotel Indigo Jabal Al Akhdar will feature 176 design-led rooms and will open its doors to guests in early 2022.

Offering authentic local experiences combined with a modern design, Hotel Indigo Jabal Al Akhdar will be located in Nizwa, in Ad Dakhliyah Governorate, and will be in proximity to the most scenic mountains in the country encompassing Jabal Akhdar. Situated at 2,000 metres above sea level, the hotel will offer 360 degrees uninterrupted views of the mountains in a calm environment. With access to a wide range of leisure and cultural activities such as mountain biking, hiking, cave exploring, and visits to the Fort and Souq of Nizwa, the location is an excellent destination for leisure tourism, including wellness retreats and sightseeing.

Hotel Indigo Jabal Al Akhdar is situated 80km from the city and is a two-hour drive from Muscat International Airport and a six-hour drive from Dubai.