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Residence Inn by Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has announced its debut of the longer stay brand in the UAE with the opening of Residence Inn by Marriott Al Jaddaf.

Dubai International (DXB) made positive strides towards recovery after a challenging year with a total of 25,9 million customers travelling through the airport in 2020, a decrease of 70 percent compared to 2019.

On Janauary 25, Zdravko Počivalšek, economy minister, Slovenia, on an official visit to the UAE, symbolically took over the management of the Slovenia pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai.

R Hotels announced the appointment of Samir Arora as cluster general manager of its three Dubai properties: The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel, Ramada by Wyndham Downtown Dubai, and ibis Styles Jumeira Dubai.

flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, recently announced that Catania and Naples in Italy, Salzburg in Austria and Malta will be joining its European network from May of this year.

Through its offices in Dubai and Munich, the expert team at Renner & Grosse Collection provides tailor-made sales, representation and communication solutions to luxury hotels, resorts, villas and destinations looking to grow their business from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and/or the Middle East.

 In 2020, when Covid-19 turned the hospitality and tourism industry upside down, industry veterans Sabine Renner and Isabel Grosse recognised the need for efficient and innovative solutions to aid the sector’s recovery, and with their shared passion, vision and expertise founded the Renner & Grosse Collection.

 With their in-depth knowledge, extensive sales and marketing experience and vast international network of partners including travel agencies, luxury consortia’s, concierge services and travel designers, Sabine and Grosse are committed to helping hotels and tourism companies maximise revenue, build brand awareness and increase market share in a time when the industry needs it most.

 “As a result of the global pandemic, many hospitality and tourism companies had to downsize their sales and marketing teams and that’s where we can come in as external experts to help develop bespoke strategies, offer practical advice and provide hands-on support to maximise their revenues and increase market share”, commented co-founder Grosse, who heads up the business in Germany.

 Co-founder Renner, who leads the business in Dubai, added, “Even before the crisis, new travel trends were emerging and we want to ensure hotels and destinations are ready to respond to the changing needs of travellers, especially after the global pandemic. Luxury travel is becoming more and more synonymous with sustainability, community connection and meaningful experiences. Consumers are increasingly conscious about their travels and look for brands and companies that align with their value systems. We are very passionate about this area and can support hospitality & tourism companies with the right strategies and sales & marketing solutions to embrace the opportunities this presents for the industry.”


Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, opens new Pullman in one of the most sought after locations in Dubai, Business Bay.

 The group has partnered for the very first time with Twenty 14 Holding; an Abu Dhabi based Hospitality Company, with acquisitions and management of assets throughout the globe.

 “We are very pleased to add Pullman Downtown Dubai to our expanding network in the city through this exciting partnership with Twenty 14 Holding” said Mark Willis, CEO India, Turkey, Middle East & Africa, Accor “There is no doubt that this property is set to become a flagship for the Pullman in Dubai due to its ideal fit with the brand.”

 Located in Business Bay, one of Dubai’s upcoming and premier business districts, the hotel offers stunning views of the Dubai Canal, the Dubai Skyline and the iconic Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world. Business Bay is interlinked with Downtown Dubai and is in close proximity to Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) which is home to global banks, consulting and law firms, as well as the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition centre, which hosts numerous events and exhibitions year-around and welcomes thousands of visitors annually.

 The hotel, which is already operating and welcoming guests, features 353 keys with standard rooms, suites.

A leading hospitality solutions provider and SaaS (Software as a Service) company, Neorcha, has partnered with Dubai-based TIME Hotels to launch its new performance-based App in the Middle East.

It’s a new year and a new chapter for Dubai as the door closes on a tumultuous year. 2021 represents the light at the end of the tunnel and for Occidental Al Jaddaf, a year of new beginnings and an opportunity to reward and delight the people of the UAE with an unforgettable giveaway.

Element Hotels, part of Marriott International, recently announced the opening of Element Al Jaddaf in one of Dubai’s emerging districts. Element Al Jaddaf presents an eco-friendly concept for guests seeking to maintain a balanced lifestyle while travelling.