In Brief


New Ritz-Carlton to open in Cairo

Marriott International announced it has signed an agreement with Palm Hills Developments to open The Ritz-Carlton Cairo, Palm Hills in 2027.

The luxury property is expected to include 150 guestrooms and 50 one-, two- and three-bedroom serviced apartments, and will bring The Ritz-Carlton’s legendary service and exquisite design to West Cairo. Comprehensive facilities are anticipated to include five dining destinations, a spa, fitness centre, pool, children’s club and state-of-the-art meeting and event facilities.

Part of Palm Hills, a luxury mix-use community in the suburbs of West Cairo, the hotel has views of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Palm Hills Golf Course. The new-build property will make up a part of the Palm Hills West Cairo development, which will consist of residential, commercial, extended dining offerings and entertainment areas.


Jumeirah Group to double portfolio by 2030

Jumeirah Group, the luxury hospitality company and member of Dubai Holding, has set out ambitious plans to double the size of its portfolio by 2030, building on its strength in the UAE and further expanding its portfolio into key global markets.

Plans include upweighting its presence in Europe, leveraging its strong base in London, Capri, Mallorca and Geneva to acquire luxury properties in other major cities as well as exploring opportunities in the US.

 The Group will also look to capitalise on the strong growth potential of the Asia Pacific market to extend its current reach beyond its properties in China, Bali and the Maldives. 

The growth plans are part of Jumeirah’s Mission 2030 strategy which will also see an evolution of the brand with a renewed focus on delivering distinct guest experiences and new ancillary businesses to complement its ultra luxury positioning.  Launching in 2024, this will include the integration of wellness into the entire guest journey based on the principles of lifelong learning, longevity and inclusivity, as well as a re-imagined family experience.


Radisson Hotel Group expands in the Middle East

Radisson Hotel Group announces the opening of Radisson Blu Hotel, Amman Galleria Mall, a new contemporary hotel located in the bustling heart of Jordan’s capital city. This new addition promises to offer an unmatched experience for business and leisure travellers in Amman.

Located inside the Galleria Mall, one of the most prestigious shopping centres in Amman, the hotel boasts 178 modern rooms and suites. The hotel’s design seamlessly blends contemporary aesthetics in neutral tones with authentic Jordan-inspired accents, creating a unique and stylish ambiance.

The hotel’s prime location not only provides easy access to top dining destinations such as Swefieh Village and Wakalat Street but also serves as a gateway to explore Jordan’s vibrant culture and heritage, as well as historical treasures, such as the Amman Citadel and the Jordan Museum. Positioned approximately 30 kilometres from Queen Alia International Airport, the hotel is also perfect as a business base due to its proximity to King Hussein Business Park.


Raffles makes Bahrain debut

Raffles’ world-renowned service meets the essence of Arabian hospitality with the opening of the brand’s latest addition, Raffles Al Areen Palace Bahrain. This enchanting and graceful palace resort is the country’s first and only all-villa property, offering a private and intimate experience for guests within its villas, culinary venues, wellbeing spaces and beautifully curated, luscious gardens. Striking art, created in collaboration with local artists, adorns the restaurants and shared spaces, celebrating the vivid colours and eye-catching shapes of Arabic art and architecture.

Developed in collaboration with GFH Financial Group, the ‘palace of the secret garden’ is both spacious and intimate. Each of the 78 elegantly landscaped, secluded private pool villas - of one, two or three bedrooms – has space of 400 square metres or more. Visitors can escape from the fast-paced modern world and enjoy temperature-controlled private pools ensuring the utmost comfort and relaxation in every season. Raffles’ legendary butler service will ensure that guests are taken care of in an anticipatory and personalised manner.