December 4, 2013
Conrad Hotels & Resorts announced today the launch of the Conrad 5/5/5 Tour for which the brand will dispatch five hand-picked, international digital influencers and photographers to visit five select Conrad properties around the world – Conrad Algarve, Conrad Miami, Conrad Dubai, Conrad"......Continue Reading >
December 4, 2013
A record number of guests checked into Abu Dhabi’s hotels in October as the capital reaped the benefit of promotions in key markets such as India and China.
In October alone there was a 29 per cent rise year-on-year in guest numbers, bringing growth for the year to date to 16 per cent over the same period last year.
Looking ahead, the capital expects the growth to continue as preparations for Expo 2020 start spinning off benefits.
In the first 10 months of this year, more than 2.2 million guests checked into Abu Dhabi’s 148 hotels"......Continue Reading >
December 3, 2013
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and airport officials on Monday welcomed passengers and crew of a double-decker, “superjumbo” jetliner, ushering in new daily service between Dubai and Los Angeles.
Emirates Airlines’ A380 aircraft, making its first official flight from Dubai, touched down Monday at Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley Terminal to fanfare and a water salute.
The 489-seat"...Continue Reading >
December 2, 2013
It is time to stock up on Beluga caviar, Hebridean gravlax and pruneaux d’agen – Fortnum & Mason is coming to Dubai.
The British luxury grocer and retailer – which counts Prussian princesses, earls and a smattering of monarchs among its clientele – will open a three-storey outlet near Burj Khalifa in February.
“Dubai is the second most important retail centre in the world after"...Continue Reading >
November 25, 2013
Drawing from the world’s finest spa traditions, the Taj Spa is a sublimely soothing and well-appointed sanctuary that offers an expansive range of splendid spa treatments in the heart of Deira, Dubai. This festive season, it is all set to welcome guests to indulge in a matchless medley of luxurious massages and treatments, before walking away completely nourished and refreshed for that partying time ahead.
Ashna Ddhannak, Recreations and Spa Manager, Taj Palace Hotel Dubai, says, “After the hustle and bustle of daily lives, one deserves to be pampered with a restorative treat. Our guests can try out amazing offers that make a perfect gift for themselves and their loved ones. From exotic scrubs to divine facials – there’s plenty to check out and cheer up.”
November 23, 2013
Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates and Jet Airways today announced that both airlines closed the transaction for the subscription of a 24% equity stake by Etihad Airways in Jet Airways. All requisite Indian regulatory approvals had been obtained by November 12th, 2013. Jet Airways has, on November 20th, 2013, issued and allotted 27,263,372 equity shares of a face value of Rs. 10 each at a price of Rs. 754.7361607 per equity share on a preferential basis to Etihad Airways.
Consequent to the above allotment, the paid up share capital of Jet"...Continue Reading >
November 23, 2013
Boeing’s [NYSE:BA] participation at the 2013 Dubai Airshow was marked by the launch of the innovative 777X – the world’s largest and most-efficient twin-engine jetliner – and the announcement of historic orders and new strategic agreements signed with key partners in the Middle East and around the world.
Boeing Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney launched the 777X with 259 orders and commitments from Emirates (150), Qatar Airways (50), Etihad Airways (25) and a previously announced order from Lufthansa (34). The combined"...Continue Reading >
November 21, 2013
Yardi, a leading developer of software solutions for the real estate investment, asset and property management industry, has been selected by Capstone Property Services (Capstone) to deploy Yardi Voyager® for its commercial and residential property management solution.
“What we particularly like is that Yardi offers a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that will allow us to implement a new platform quickly with less cost. Voyager will help us enhance the services we provide our customers without the headache of managing internally hosted technology systems,” states Anthony Awkar, general manager at Capstone.
Yardi"......Continue Reading >
November 21, 2013
Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, today announced a new partnership with Priority Pass™, the world’s largest independent airport lounge access program. Through the partnership, which launched today, Hilton HHonors members can earn points for purchasing a Priority Pass membership or redeem HHonors points for a membership subscription. A Priority Pass membership grants Hilton HHonors members access to over 600 airport VIP lounges in more than 100 countries worldwide and over 300 cities, including London’s Heathrow Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, regardless of the airline flown or fare"...Continue Reading >
November 20, 2013
The Dubai Airshow 2013 continued to gain momentum as it entered the third day on Tuesday with more orders, deals and partnership being sealed as the show continues to reach its climax this year during the commencement of Royal Jet’s 10th anniversary celebrations and plans to go ‘above and beyond’ in providing bespoke service to its customers over the next few years.
Speaking to the media on-board the static display of its $12 million newly refurbished Boeing Business Jet A6-AIN, Shane O’Hare, President & CEO, Royal Jet said: “Royal Jet has commenced its fleet renewal tender process which will allow us to provide our VIP customers with a totally new offering and further expand our network.
“The total value for the fleet replacement could...
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