Ground has broken on the 143-room HOTEL INDIGO in Dubai, billed as a fully sustainable hotel in which all its energy needs will be met by solar power. Executives staying in IHG’S CAIRO CITYSTARS properties (InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites) shouldn’t have any connectivity issues, after high-speed internet has been upgraded to a bandwidth of 700MB, covering rooms, conference areas and outdoor and public spaces. The group has signed its first Crowne Plaza in Cairo – the 187-room hotel aims to open in Sheikh Zayed City in 2021.
is also strengthening its Egyptian presence, announcing the 300-key Mövenpick Hotel & Residences North Coast (150 hotel rooms, 150 branded units) which is slated to open 2020. The first residences in the Middle East are scheduled to open late 2019. The 244-unit tower, located in Hillside Dubai, will be part of a 110,00sq ft community containing a clubhouse & spa, fitness centre and leisure/children’s facilities. AVANI HOTELS & RESORTS has made its first foray into residential, after opening Avani Metropolis Auckland Residences. Avani Hua Hin Resort & Villas has opened (below).
Hospitality Group has opened an 172room Amari resort in Galle, the brand’s third hotel in Sri Lanka. WORLD OF HYATT offers: buy 5,000-9,000 points for 20 per cent bonus; 10,000-29,000 points for 30 per cent bonus and 30,00055,000 points for 40 per cent bonus.
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