In Brief

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Mina Seyahi voted one of top three ME resorts
DUBAI: Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina has been voted one of the leading resorts in the region by readers of Business Traveller Middle East.

The property came third in the competitive Best Middle East Resort category, behind only The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain and Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai. The hotel finished top of the upscale Le Meridien group, which is one of the largest hotel management companies in the region. Michael Scully, general manager at the hip lifestyle resort, said: “Any award that is judged by customer feedback and votes means a huge amount to us, and shows we are delivering on our guest promise.”

New F&B outlet to open at the Beach Rotana
ABU DHABI: The Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers announced the forthcoming opening of the new Finz Seafood Restaurant, which is the 5th “new” outlet and the 10th restaurant at the Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers scheduled to be ready in July 2004.
Commenting on the announcement Omer Kaddouri, general manager of the hotel, said, “The choice of dining experiences at the Beach Rotana Hotel & Towers is vibrant and multicultural and Finz will be an additional choice for the Abu Dhabi market to enjoy.” As the name suggests, Finz will offer a wide variety of seafood in a relaxed, upmarket atmosphere. The restaurant, located at the end of the Jetty in front of the Beach Wing, is a unique wooden structure (wood especially imported from New Zealand), built on a ‘pontoon’ like base, overlooking the sea.

Golden Tulip takes over Novotel, Seeb
MUSCAT: The Golden Tulip in the Sultanate of Oman took over the Novotel Hotel in Seeb recently, complementing its portfolio of 17 other Golden Tulip hotel properties in the Middle East area, including Khasab in the Sultanate of Oman. The four-star Golden Tulip Hotel in Seeb offers branded value at a reasonable price. The rebranding is another positive development in adding value to the services and facilities at this highly popular property. The hotel is conveniently just 2km from Seeb International Airport and adjacent to the Oman International Exhibition Centre.

‘Hot’ offer at Waikoloa Beach Marriott
HAWAII: Guests at the award-winning Waikoloa Beach Marriott on the Big Island of Hawaii have more to do than sit on a beach (though the resort’s palm-lined beach is spectacularly beautiful). With the new “Hot Lava, Cool Resort” package, hotel guests who stay five nights or more get a free automobile pass, good for seven days entry into Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It’s all part of the Marriott’s Celebration of the Land, which encourages visitors to see the Big Island’s natural wonders.   

Cinco De Mayo opens at InterCon Jordan
AMMAN: InterContinental has announced the opening of its New Mexican Restaurant Cinco De Mayo. Wood art and lined glass decor create a tastefully festive atmosphere. The large, bustling venue is good-natured and colourful, with the requisite Mexican festive ambience and paraphernalia wherever the eye can see. Cinco De Mayo feels intimate but is actually quite large. The food is a combination of fusion Mexican, Latin American and Spanish.