May 2015, Issue: 5 Volume: 33

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People & Places

  • Louvre Hotel Group has announced that Golden Tulip Al Barsha Hotel is the recipient of the Hotel of the Year Mena award for the third time (2014, 2013 and 2011). Hotel general manager Tarek Lotfy is proud of the team and commends their hard work, commitment and integrity. The general manager expresses his gratitude toward Mirchi International Events, Usman Khan and the regional office management for their support in this achievement.
  • Centro Capital Centre by Rotana, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), Agthia Group and Abu Dhabi Refreshments Company (Pepsi) celebrated World Water Day 2015 with an awareness session in March earlier this year.
  • As part of the hotel’s corporate social responsibility programme, staff at InterContinental Doha The City spent the day cleaning up Purple Island. The team’s efforts resulted in 32 bags of trash removed from the island, which consists of a mangrove forest and a beach.
  • Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain won Best Airport Hotel in the Middle East at the 2015 Skytrax World Airport Awards held recently in Paris. The 2015 awards for best airport hotels were based on nominations from around 1.5 million airport hotel guests, evaluating key performance indicators in guest satisfaction. The hotel’s general manager Daniel Kaan is seen here with the award.

  • IMG Worlds of Adventure hosted a high-level delegation from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Leadership Conference for an official site visit recently. The world’s largest temperature controlled and indoor themed entertainment destination, IMG Worlds of Adventure consists of a 12-screen cinema complex, along with four main zones – Marvel, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley - Dinosaur Adventure and IMG Boulevard.
  • A Songkran barbecue pool party was held last month at Charm Thai restaurant in Holiday Inn Bangkok. Hotel general manager Kirati Saingam and leading Thai celebrities joined in celebrations for the Thai New Year holiday.
  • Villa, Rihab and Rimal Rotana, in collaboration with Dubai Blood Donation Centre, organised a blood donation drive last month. The campaign raised awareness and resulted in gathering more than 50 colleagues who had the courage to be a donor from different departments within the three hotels.

  • Ian Richardson of FF&E Solution International has been recently appointed by Mattison Mattresses of England to officially represent its Mattison contract and Epoc brands (pictured here, Epoc mattress) in the Middle East. Other brands in Richardson’s portfolio include Silk Forest plants, Hill Cross restaurant furniture and Distinction Contract hotel furniture. For further information, call +971 56 727 3460.


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