Hotels

Rocco to expand in Middle East in 5 years

May 10 - European luxury hotel operator Rocco Forte Collection is hoping to have about six to eight properties in its Middle East portfolio in the next five years, said, Ael Soukah, Rocco Forte Collection’s Director of Outbound Sales, Middle East. In this regard, the first property is slated to open in Abu Dhabi in October this year. "In the next two years, Rocco Forte Collection will have three hotels up and running in the Middle East, with one more in the pipeline and an additional two hotel projects under discussion," he added. "The plan is to grow our Middle East portfolio. Within the next five years, we would be looking at a portfolio of about six to eight hotels in the region.”
Meanwhile, the hotel company was in discussions in the past for a property on The World development in Dubai, which did not materialise. When asked about the unsuccessful deal, Soukah said: "Without getting into too much detail, the deal fell through because we were looking for a management contract and the deal was not fitting well within our plans."
 

More Hotels
Rixos Ras al Khaimah launches May Fest 2017
DUKES Dubai hotel launches exclusive, women’s only Duchess Floor
Swissotel opens new luxury hotel in Makkah near the Ka’aba
Latest Travel News
Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge on display ...
Etihad’s heavyweight promotion at Arabia...
Emirates cuts flights to the United Stat...
Featured Sights To See
Museum of Sacred Art

Museum of Sacred Art

Sao Paulo, Brazil

As the name suggests, this museum has about 4,000 artifacts that are considered sacred in Brazil. There are some fabulous baroque and rococo art pieces that are worth seeing. The artifacts date as far back as the 17th century. Address : Av. Tiradentes 676, Centro Tel : 011-3326-1373 Timings : Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm Entry fee : R$4  ...

The October War Panorama

The October War Panorama

Damascus, Syria

This is an interesting museum showcasing pieces from the 1973 “October” war with Israel. The fighting was concentrated in the town of Quneitra and ensued over the Golan Heights. This museum contains portraits of the then president, Hafez-al- Assad along with many photographs of the war. It was built by the help of the North Koreans and is a tribute to the lives lost and properties damaged.  ...

Parque Zoológico El Pinar

Parque Zoológico El Pinar

Caracas, Venezuela

Address: southwest from El Centro, in the Curacao district Begun in 1944, El Pinar Zoo was the first public zoo in Venezuela. Although relatively small, only on a 7 acre plot of land, the zoo has succeeded in drawing a large number of curious kids and adults to its enchanting collection of nature’s visual treats. The zoo contains many local species of animals – some dangerous ones are caged...

New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden

New York, United States

The New York Botanical Garden is located in the Bronx, just across Route 1 from the Bronx Zoo.  It sits on 250 acres land once owned by tobacco magnate Pierre Lorillard and opened in 1891.  In addition to hosting thousands of species, the New York Botanical Garden is one of the world’s premier research centers into botany and plant genetics.   There’s a lot to see while you’re here.  ...