People & Places

Overlooking Dubai Creek, the vibrant city hotel and arts and lifestyle destination, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel celebrates its 10th anniversary with its ongoing enticing offerings. From a wide range of artistic and enticing activities or the perfect pool day at Cuba, to self-care and wellness at the award-winning Akaru Spa or fitness experiences at The Aviation Club, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel invites the guests to visit the city haven and spend their holidays with their loved ones or on their own at the vibrant hotel. 

Hilton has launched its successful Waitographer training course online, enabling more team members around the world to improve their smartphone photography skills and create lasting memories for guests. First launched in January 2022, the innovative scheme trained Hilton team members to step in and confidently capture a crystal-clear photo of a special moment using the guest’s smartphone. Now, the newly announced digital tuition course will build on the Waitographer programme’s runaway success. The online course comprises of four modules led by renowned regional photographer Roger Moukarzel, who taught the live seminars earlier this year. 

Making its debut, Movenpick Resort Al Marjan Island brings world-renowned levels of hospitality as the premium destination resort for families, couples and adventurers to Ras Al Khaimah. The five-star resort features 418 rooms, suites, and chalets, each boasting a balcony and uninterrupted sea views of the Arabian Gulf. Thoughtfully designed for families, it offers spacious rooms equipped with sofa beds for extra comfort. Providing the complete island experience, the upscale accommodation also includes stylish beachfront chalets with their own private swimming pools and terraces. 

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has officially launched an innovative ‘Digital Twin’ initiative as part of its smart airport program. This Digital Twin provides a real-time view of the airport through an intuitive 3D interface. Its powerful analytical engine integrates information from multiple airport systems to provide intelligent recommendations to help optimize operations. 

Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh introduces Joud Lounge, a new stylish venue in the heart of the iconic hotel, perfect for meeting, socialising, and connecting with friends and colleagues. Offering the ultimate lounge experience in one of the most sought-after addresses in Saudi Arabia, Joud Lounge presents an outstanding menu of delectable delights as well as a fine Afternoon Tea experience, creative mocktails, exquisite desserts and artisanal chocolates. Designed to deliver Al Faisaliah Hotel’s signature hospitality, the new lounge boasts an elegant and comfortable setting with lush interiors and natural daylight. 

Residence Inn by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 prestigious brands, announces the opening of Residence Inn by Marriott Dammam, offering upscale longer stays to guests. Making its debut in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province, the hotel is strategically located in the bustling Al Badi district, with easy access to malls, the beautiful Dammam Corniche, and is a 30-minute drive to the city’s serene beaches.

Sheraton Jeddah Hotel has been newly renovated and now showcases signature key elements of the brand, whether guests are working, meeting or relaxing. Sheraton Jeddah Hotel offers 172 redesigned guestrooms and suites (pictured here is the Presidential Suite). The Sheraton Club offers break-taking views across the Red Sea. Three elevated dining venues offer international and local cuisine, all-day dining and outdoor BBQ grills overlooking the Red Sea. Surrounded by local attractions, the hotel is located in a popular leisure destination for residents and travellers alike. 

The Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) will debut in Dubai this September, bringing together the Middle East and Africa’s industry leaders for discussions, deals and insight on the continued growth of the region’s hospitality and tourism sectors. Hosted by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts and co-organised by The Bench and MEED, FHS brings together the investment communities of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) and AviaDev under one roof. Other conference tracks include Sustainability & Innovation, Startup Den and The Future of Human Capital. The three-day summit takes place at Madinat Jumeirah from September 19 to 21, 2022. 

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