In Brief


New lounge at Four Seasons Cairo
There is more on offer this summer within Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, as the property has recently opened a new, open-air lounge, overlooking the Hotel’s three swimming pools. The Upper Pool Lounge is the ideal location to relax with family to while away the warm summer evenings. With views of the swimming pools on one side and the bustling city on the other, the lounge offers comfortable sofas for seating and is open from 6 pm to 1am daily. Guests can relax to the sounds of the DJ while enjoying a shisha pipe, watching the latest match on one of the many plasma screens on offer, and taking full advantage of the hotel’s service.

Expedia and Jumeirah sign pact
Expedia, Inc. the world’s leading online travel company, announced it has signed a long term global agreement with Dubai-based Jumeirah Group. Under the agreement, Jumeirah hotels will be available on all Expedia- and points of sale globally. The agreement provides Jumeirah Group access to Expedia’s global marketplace, as well as its online travel marketing and distribution expertise, and targeted merchandising opportunities to reach travelers throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Jumeirah hotels will access Expedia’s global online travel marketplace through Expedia®Connect, Expedia’s industry leading direct connection solution for chain hotels. In turn, Expedia customers can book accommodation at Jumeirah Group’s luxurious hotels and resorts worldwide, including the well-known Jumeirah Essex House in New York, and the world’s most luxurious hotel Burj Al Arab in Dubai. 

Toll free numbers for Tamani
TAMANI Hotels and Resorts now has new toll free numbers available across the GCC. The idea has been to expand Tamani’s distribution network to its clientele across the Gulf region. The numbers are: UAE 800 445 466, Qatar 8000 105, Bahrain 8000 4422 and KSA 800 8 971 402.  The hotel group was keen to provide the best means to make its hotels more accessible and reachable, and this new strategy represents part of the hotel group’s vision to ensure clients are up-to-date with its emerging tactics  to provide current and potential client satisfaction. The toll free numbers will make booking easier and will enhance the hotel’s awareness across the region.

Dusit Thani Dubai lights up
The Dusit Thani Dubai building signage was officially launched in July during a ceremony in the lobby of the property (previously known as Dusit Dubai Hotel). Sam Erik Ruttmann, Dusit International regional vice president Middle East, Farrah Ismail director of sales and marketing on behalf of Doug King GM of the property, and the hotel managers welcomed the invited guests to a cocktail reception. Incorporating Thai design and style with modern ambience, the hotel is located in the heart of Dubai’s commercial district, a few minutes from the World Trade Centre, Dubai’s International Convention Center, Dubai International Financial Centre, Burj Dubai and the future Dubai Mall.