Industry

Jumeirah to operate Dubai hotel and apartments

UAE: Jumeirah Group has been appointed by property investment company RP Global to operate a mixed-use development in Dubai. UAE: Jumeirah Group has been appointed by property investment company RP Global to operate a mixed-use development in Dubai. Set within RP Global’s US$1 billion tower, The Jumeirah Business Bay will

Industry

Jumeirah to launch Venu lifestyle hotel brand

UAE: Jumeirah has revealed plans to launch a Venu, a “new contemporary lifestyle brand”. UAE: Jumeirah has revealed plans to launch a Venu, a “new contemporary lifestyle brand”. Jumeirah says Venu is designed “to appeal to the modern traveller whose expectations revolve around their own lifestyle – clean, contemporary, cool

Hotel

Dubai hotel is first in world to receive Bureau Veritas Safeguard label

Dubai: The five-star Jumeirah Al Naseem in Dubai is the first hotel in the world to receive Bureau Veritas’ Safeguard certificate for maintaining health, safety and hygiene standards. Bureau Veritas has developed a checklist alongside global health, safety and hygiene specialists, to ensure that procedures are in place for the

Supplier

D&D London partners with SevenRooms

UK: D&D London, a collection of restaurants, bars and hotels, has partnered with SevenRooms, a data-driven operations and marketing platform. The platform has been implemented across 43 properties of D&D’s portfolio, including South Place Hotel, Chelsea’s Bluebird, and Coq d’Argent. Users of the platform will be able to utilise guest

Industry

OTA Amoma ceases trading

US: The hotel booking website Amoma.com has stopped trading following “intense online competition.” Visitors to the Amoma site are redirected to a full-page statement announcing its closure, which includes a warning to Amoma customers that bookings “will probably be cancelled by suppliers” due to the suspension of payments. It has

Features

Talking Business: Robert Swade, Grace Hotels

Grace Hotels CEO Robert Swade talks to BHN about expansion, authenticity and sustainability. • What first made you want to become a hotelier? Can you give us a quick career history?“Hospitality is something that I have been involved with from an early age.  I grew up in the south-west of

Features

Event review: IHIF2015

Boutique Hotel News was a media partner for the 18th International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), held at the Hotel InterContinental Berlin. More than 2,000 delegates from 70 countries attended the event which started with A Bird’s Eye View looking at the global and European investment landscape. Elizabeth Winkle, managing director