People & Places

Gulf Hotels Group, owners of the iconic Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa, Crowne Plaza Bahrain, and Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort, participated in the Saudi Travel Market, from February 25 to 27, 2024.

Deutsche Hospitality, a well-known European hotel company with German roots, is rebranding to H World International to drive the expansion of its ownership group, H World, outside of China. All of H World International’s brands will be part of the H Rewards global loyalty programme and online booking platform. The brand family includes Steigenberger Icons, Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels, Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts, Jaz in the City, House of Beats, IntercityHotel, Maxx and Zleep Hotels. New to the international brand family is Ji Hotel, one of H World China’s fastest-growing midscale brands with the recently opened Ji Hotel Orchard Singapore.

Red Sea Global (RSG) has announced the release of its first ‘Red Sea Waves’ album, produced by its very own Red Sea Studios. The creative team at Red Sea Studios, led by Adham Alzanbagi in his role as Senior Manager, Content Production, supervised the production of this one-of-a-kind album. The specialized team worked diligently to present an unprecedented musical experience that captures the essence of cultures and civilizations along the Red Sea coast. Notably, this album is the result of relentless collaboration between Saudi, Egyptian, Sudanese, Somali, and other artists and musicians.

Dan Company, a subsidiary of Saudi sovereign wealth fund PIF which specialises in the fields of agri-, eco- and adventure tourism, has signed an agreement with global hospitality major Hilton to operate three of its key resorts located in the Al Ahsa region of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province and UNESCO World Heritage site, which is home to Al-Ahsa Oasis - the largest date palm oasis in the world. The three resorts are Al Ahsa Agritourism Resort, LXR Hotels & Resorts; Al Ahsa Eco Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton; and Al Ahsa Adventure Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Clinique La Prairie and One&Only One Za’abeel announced the official opening of the Longevity Hub by Clinique La Prairie at One&Only One Za’abeel. The first of its kind in Dubai, the Longevity Hub is dedicated to unlocking longevity and lasting vitality, with pioneering treatments that combine the latest in transformative health science, cutting-edge aesthetics, and tailored wellness solutions. Within this exclusive three-storey space, the Longevity Hub by Clinique La Prairie is set to deliver ultra-personalised wellness journeys through a distilled version of the Swiss brand’s unrivalled science and services focusing on three interconnected pillars: Longevity, Wellbeing, and Aesthetics.

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced a strategic partnership with Singapore Gulf Bank (SGB) in Bahrain. The collaboration is aimed at enhancing overall passenger experiences and travel convenience for SGB customers. The Memorandum of Understanding between Gulf Air and Singapore Gulf Bank (SGB) was signed by Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Air Group Holding (GFG), Dr Jeffrey Goh, and Aureole Foong, Co-Chief Executive of Singapore Gulf Bank (SGB), in the presence of Chairman of Gulf Air Group Holding (GFG), His Excellency Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani and Chairman of Singapore Gulf Bank, Edmund Lee.

The 11th edition of the highly anticipated Dubai Food Festival (DFF) is just around the corner, starting from April 19 to May 12, 2024. For 23 delectable days, Dubai will transform into a gastronomic wonderland, bringing together over 200 nationalities that call the city home. 

Qatar’s inaugural light festival, ‘Luminous Festival’, organised by Qatar Tourism saw its closing ceremony on March 2 at Al Saad Plaza, Lusail. The 10-day festival had nearly 20 light installations, stage performances, roaming costumed characters, and other entertainment acts every night. Luminous Festival welcomed a total of 220,464 visitors, marking it as a successful pioneering light festival in the country.

Digital Edition