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DoubleTree by Hilton Fujairah City

DoubleTree by Hilton Fujairah City opens

DOUBLETREE by Hilton Fujairah City opened its doors just in time for New Year’s Eve celebrations. The upscale hotel forms part of the Al Taif complex on Al Maktoum Road and sits adjacent to Fujairah International Airport, which is a plane spotter’s haven. So, whether visitors are there for business, shopping, leisure or merely a getaway from the west coast, the hotel offers something for everyone.

With 228 rooms, including 14 stunning suites and two restaurants, Bistro 1550 and Dura Cafe ready to welcome guests now, as well as the Street Culture bar, which is set to open in mid-2023. The 19-storey hotel provides city centre access with its proximity to the beach.

It also provides a central point from which to explore Fujairah’s nature and some of the country’s most untapped areas of outstanding natural beauty. While Fujairah is a more traditional emirate, DoubleTree by Hilton Fujairah City embodies modernity and elegance with a nod to the locale.


IHG expand in Kenya

IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed franchise agreements to rebrand three properties across Tanzania and Kenya to join the IHG portfolio of brands. The move sees IHG Hotels & Resorts swiftly expand its presence across Africa as the continent’s profile continues to grow. 

Holiday Inn Nairobi Two Rivers Mall and The Fairview Nairobi in Kenya and Crowne Plaza Dar es Salaam in Tanzania are now open and are welcoming guests. Across each property, IHG Hotels & Resorts and the new owners will elevate the guest experience by completing renovations and enhancements, incorporating brand hallmarks and standards that IHG guests are recognized and loved worldwide.

“Africa’s hospitality and tourism industry has weathered the disruption of the past two years, with a rising number of inbound travellers highlighting how much potential the region has,” commented Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa at IHG.


Modon opens new luxury resort in Abu Dhabi

MODON Properties, a UAE-based master developer of sustainable communities, has announced the opening of its new desert project, Bab Al Nojoum – Bateen Liwa Resort, located within the heart of its eco-tourism campsite destination, Liwa, in Abu Dhabi.

Designed for families and individuals looking to reconnect with the spectacular natural landscape in comfort and luxury, the resort, which is located in Al Dhafra region, offers an immersive desert experience with a choice of private one-, two- and three-bedroom villas that blend deluxe living with eco-friendly elements and the desert.

Offering amenities and services superior to average weekend getaways, every accommodation at Bab Al Nojoum – Bateen Liwa Resort features a private plunge pool, deck loungers, patio, and a fire pit that offers uninterrupted views of the sand dunes, said the statement from Modon.


NH Collection makes UAE debut

UAE-headquartered upscale real estate developer, Seven Tides, has confirmed that the Emirates’ first NH Collection hotel will open its doors to the public this month (February).

NH Collection Dubai The Palm is a 533-key property located on Seven Tides’ Seven Palm development – a two-tower complex that overlooks the lagoon of Dubai’s world-famous Palm Jumeirah.

Operated by Minor Hotels and adjacent to Seven Palm Residences, the tower housing NH Collection Dubai The Palm will offer a diverse range of high-end accommodation, amenities and food and beverage venues to guests, residents and visitors.

Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO of Seven Tides, said: “This project will deliver exceptional guest experiences, including spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai skyline, as well as access to landmarks and attractions across our emirate and beyond. We are confident this complex will add significant value to Dubai’s thriving real estate landscape.

“NH Collection Dubai The Palm will feature an extensive range of premium facilities, including our 45-metre rooftop infinity pool, a fully-equipped fitness centre, a kids’ club, an NH Collection Spa and much more,” added Bin Sulayem.