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The Spa Al Aqah

New Hilton in Fiji
WITH an elegant touch of Mediterranean architecture, ‘market style’ atmosphere dining, and the private luxury of 219 beachfront rooms, the first phase of Hilton International’s new Fiji Beach Resort & Spa, has been unveiled on Denarau Island, Fiji and is home to 1.5km of uninterrupted beachfront and ocean views.

It aims to offer a new level of guest experience for Fiji that is exclusively personal. The rooms are luxurious in size, stretching from 40 up to 190 square meters, and feature sleek European designed kitchens and outdoor living spaces with barbecues.

Radisson Amman update
THE Radisson SAS in Amman is continuing on the course of its ambitious renovation plan, an important investment to upgrade the hotel’s facilities. This month the remodelling of the Royal Hall, Jordan’s largest column-free banquet and conference hall, has been finished in addition to the total refurbishment of 72 guest rooms on three floors, to suit business and leisure travellers who expect high levels of service and comfort. The hotel is seeking to upgrade its lobby lounge, public areas and introduce new rooms amenities, says general manager Firas Mneimneh. It offers 260 rooms in Amman city centre, including suites, royal club and superior rooms. Facilities include a pool, fitness centre, business centre, and extensive conference and banqueting facilities.

Swissôtel to expand portfolio
IN 2007, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts will expand its portfolio with the opening of properties in Tallinn, Shanghai and Izmir.
Following the acquisition of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts by Kingdom Hotels and Colony Capital, a new global hotel company has been created, offering a portfolio of 120 hotels in 23 countries under four brands: Fairmont, Raffles, Swissôtel and Delta. Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, positioned as a distinct deluxe hotel brand within the portfolio, now bases its corporate office in Zurich, under the continued leadership of managing director Meinhard.