New Nile Cruisers For Mövenpick

Swiss hospitality operator Mövenpick has announced that it will be growing its fleet of river cruisers sailing Egypt’s legendary River Nile. 5 more vessels, including a former royal yacht, will join the company’s 3 existing ships, making it the largest international operator cruising the famed waterway.   SS Misr The flagship of the fleet, the … Continue reading

Hilton Enters Qatar With Doha Hotel

Hilton Worldwide added Doha to the list of destinations in its global portfolio with the opening of its first property in the Qatari capital under its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand. Located on the headland of the Corniche, the new 309-room Hilton Doha is a 15-minute drive from the international airport and the city’s … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines Retires Boeing 747s

Singapore Airlines has officially retired its Boeing 747 fleet, following the final commemorative flights by the iconic aircraft between Singapore and Hong Kong today. Flight SQ 748 landed at Singapore Changi International Airport at 1900 hrs, ending a 38-year relationship between the airline and the ‘Queen of the Skies’. Onboard the flight were company executives, media, invited guests and … Continue reading

Rocco Forte Hotels Stamps Its Mark In Abu Dhabi

1 year after unveiling details of its first hotel in Abu Dhabi and the Middle East, the Rocco Forte Collection has opened the Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi in the emirate. Located close to downtown Abu Dhabi, Yas Island and the international airport, the visually striking 11-storey hotel is the company’s flagship property outside of Europe.   Inspired by the rolling sand … Continue reading

Ritz-Carlton Enters Saudi Arabia With Opening Of Riyadh Property

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company signaled its arrival in Saudi Arabia with the opening of its first hotel in the country. Prominently located next to the Diplomatic Quarter and adjacent to the King Abdul Aziz Convention Centre, The Ritz-Carlton Riyadh is modeled after traditional palaces and elegant Arabian residences.   Initially envisioned as a royal guest … Continue reading