Thursday, April 19, 2018

People & Places

As part of Rotana Earth, the Global Corporate Sustainability Platform, Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana, Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, organised a laughter yoga workshop with the objective to raise awareness about health issues. The interactive session was hosted by Lokesh Hegde, a yoga specialist from Burjeel Hospital.

Charbel Hanna, executive assistant manager at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa, was recently presented with the inaugural CEO’s Award at the Gulf Hotels Group annual staff party. The CEO’s Award is a new recognition programme launched by the Gulf Hotels Group CEO Garfield Jones. Above, Hanna (left) receives the award from Jones.

Louvre Abu Dhabi has unveiled Art Lounge, a modern roof-top lounge bar at the world-renowned art museum in Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi. It will offer guests a space to socialise while enjoying the beautiful view of Abu Dhabi’s skyline. Art Lounge showcases a contemporary design concept and provides sleek outdoor seating for guests to relax.

Westin Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of Project Rise: ThreadForward, a sustainability programme that collects, processes and reweaves hotel bed linens transforming them into children’s pajamas. The pajamas will be distributed to children in need. Beginning April 16, Westin will give the gift in cities around the world and will encourage guests to support by purchasing a pair of pajamas on to benefit the programme.

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth (right) and Mohammed Al Shaibani, executive director and CEO of Investment Corporation of Dubai and chairman of Kerzner International, shake hands after unveiling a plaque to celebrate the rebirth of the iconic One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius, during a celebration at the resort.

Tourism Authority Thailand (TAT) Dubai and Middle East Office partnered with Emirates Airline for a joint campaign named ‘Open to the New Shades’ last month, which promoted Thailand as a luxury holiday destination to female and family travellers across the Middle East. Pairat Sukngam, deputy director, TAT Dubai & Middle East Office, said the campaign promoted Thailand as a five-star holiday destination for Middle East travellers.

Rove Hotels celebrated the official United Nations International Day of Happiness (March 20) with the launch of the “Roving Bus of Happiness”. The big, bright double-decker bus travelled around Dubai’s most iconic locations from March 16-20. The newly appointed chief happiness officer (CHO) Happyness Chipote (yes, that is his real name) joined other staff members in the happiness drive.

Lebanese national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) awarded its top performing travel agencies in Abu Dhabi at an awards ceremony in Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel. The event, organised by Safar Travel & Tourism, the travel arm of Alfahim group, was attended by Sufyan Al Saleh, president of the Lebanese Business Council; Mohammed Abdulla Al Fahim, group head of business development for Alfahim; Jihad Hazzan, COO of Alfahim Hospitality; Ziad Najjar, MEA Abu Dhabi Area Manager; and Awj Khalil, general manager of Safar Travel & Tourism. The event also celebrated the 51-year-old relationship between the two entities.

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