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Canal Central Hotel Business Bay

Canal Central Hotel Business Bay goes green

CANAL Central Hotel Business Bay in Dubai continues to enhance its eco-friendly initiatives and promotes an environmentally conscious focus within the property and team members.

A recipient of the Green Key certification, the hotel constantly strives to involve associates and guests to be part of its efforts to preserve and protect the environment.

The 278-room property moves towards greener directives through energy-saving projects that include ensuring air conditions are turned off when not in use and replacing old appliances that are causing to consume more carbon footprint. This initiative has resulted in a 26 per cent reduction in electricity usage, a considerable saving for the property.

The hotel sets a benchmark for other properties in the region, focusing on the limited use of chemicals and waste and energy reduction through various activities throughout the hotel. Hotel staff also participates in the initiatives by proactively conserving water by utilizing water usage on certain activities such as washing hands.


Copthorne Lakeview Hotel opens in Dubai

MILLENNIUM Hotels & Resorts MEA, one of the fastest-growing regional hotel management companies in the Middle East & Africa, is pleased to announce the latest addition to its expansive portfolio in the UAE with the opening of Copthorne Lakeview Hotel & Executive Apartments at Dubai Investments Park in partnership with Properties Investment LLC.

Hamid Sidine, Chief Operating Officer of Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa, said: “We are very proud to open our latest hotel in the UAE and continue our strategic expansion across the Middle East region. We aim to create memorable experiences for our guests across all our hotel destinations and this hotel is no exception with its spectacular views and a relaxing atmosphere near the Dubai Expo 2020 site, Copthorne Lakeview is the ideal destination for the local community, business, and leisure travellers”

Overlooking a picturesque lake, the Copthorne Lakeview Hotel & Executive Apartments Dubai Investments Park encompasses 165 rooms and 43 apartments of one and two bedrooms.


Deutsche Hospitality partners with Al Hamra

DEUTSCHE Hospitality is expanding into the United Arab Emirates by joining forces with Al Hamra, the leading lifestyle developer and investment company in Ras Al Khaimah, to take on management of the Al Hamra Residences and Al Hamra Village Hotel. The resorts will use the Steigenberger Residences and MAXX by Deutsche Hospitality brand names in future. This expansion will enable Deutsche Hospitality to gain market entry to the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

“The partnership with Al Hamra represents an important milestone in Deutsche Hospitality’s growth strategy in the Middle East,” said Marcus Bernhardt, CEO of Deutsche Hospitality. “The United Arab Emirates is a very attractive market, and the potential for our eight hotel brands is high. Collaboration with a strong local partner will enable us to leverage this potential in the best possible way.”


Paramount Hotel Midtown opens in Business Bay

THE DAMAC Group is excited to announce the official launch of Paramount Hotel Midtown following the success of Paramount Hotel Dubai.

Synonymous with entertainment, bold imagination, and, above all, creativity, Paramount Hotel Midtown is steeped in the rich 110-year history perfected by Paramount Pictures.

Set in the heart of Business Bay, Dubai, Paramount Hotel Midtown held its soft opening in February offering timeless Hollywood elegance. Perfectly located at a stone’s throw from Sheikh Zayed Road, the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and The Dubai Mall, the hotel is poised to be a haven for the young at heart.

Commenting on the second launch, Jean Faivre, Senior Vice President Hospitality, DAMAC Hotels & Resorts, said: “The Paramount proposition is special, with rich history to live up to. We’ve been immensely successful with our first property, and we are now looking forward to our second opening, which will without doubt be a unique addition to Dubai’s vibrant hospitality scene.”