Novotel Opens Second Location In Saudi Arabia

Accor’s midscale Novotel brand has opened its second property in Saudi Arabia, continuing the French hospitality giant’s expansion within the Kingdom. The 159-room Novotel Dammam Business Park is strategically located at the heart of the Dammam Business Park integrated complex with direct access to the Al Khobar-Dammam highway, from which King Fahd International Airport and downtown … Continue reading

Marrakech Gets A Four Seasons Hotel

Luxury hotel operator Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has opened the new 139-room Four Seasons Marrakech, its newest property in North Africa. Set amidst a 40-acre walled oasis, the resort is designed in the elegant Moorish style with arcades and fountain courtyards dotted with mature olive and palm trees.   Offering views of the lush resort … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Chooses Montreal For Canada Debut

Qatar Airways has announced it will make its Canadian debut on 29 June 2011 with a new 3 times weekly service to Montreal, following the securing of rights to operate passenger and freighter flights to the country. The airline is the first Gulf carrier to operate in Canada’s second largest city, which becomes its fourth destination in North America, … Continue reading

New Look Cabins For Austrian Airlines, BMI Mid-Haul Fleets

With increasing competition from low cost carriers and an aging product, European carriers are introducing upgrades for aircraft operating their important short- and mid-haul flight segments. This week, Lufthansa Group members Austrian Airlines and BMI unveiled new cabins for its short- and mid-haul fleets.   Austrian Airlines Vienna-based Austrian Airlines has begun fitting a new seat … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Announces Aleppo As 100th Destination

Qatar Airways has announced the Syrian city of Aleppo as its 100th destination, 13 years after its establishment. The airline will launch a 4 times weekly Doha – Aleppo service from 6 April 2011, becoming the first Gulf-based airline to serve the UNESCO World Heritage site and providing access to a global network spanning 6 continents.   … Continue reading