General Travel News

Park Hyatt Will Add 30 Hotels By 2013

Park Hyatt is planning a major expansion in the Gulf and Indian sub continent region.   The American Hotel brand will triple the number of hotels in this region, adding 30 new hotels by 2015.  Managing Director for Hyatt, Peter Fulton, said their revenue per available room is down 20 per cent, but they are still doing well in the Middle East.

He explained they are going through cyclical changes because of demand levels, “but generally, we’re holding up very well and we expect to see things on a positive note this year.“

Two of Hyatts’ new hotels in the region are the Park Hyatt Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, scheduled to open in 90 days, and the Grand Hyatt Doha in Qatar,which opened earlier this year.  They will bring two more hotels to the UAE within two years.  Fulton also said they have many hotels planned for the Indian subcontinent within the next few years.

More General Travel News
Constance Halaveli Maldives offers the luxury of space in seclusion
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Readers' Choice Award
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Latest Travel News
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Re...
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in t...
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Featured Sights To See
Bucharest Zoo

Bucharest Zoo

Bucharest, Romania

The most engaging entertainment for children in Bucharest is the small Zoo with various species of birds and reptiles. Children spend all day at the zoo playing with their favorite birds, giraffes, elephants and goats. The Bucharest Zoo, though small, maintains its facilities very well to provide a good time for children. Address: 4, Vadul Moldovei Str, Bucharest-1                    ...

South African National Gallery

South African National Gallery

Cape Town, South Africa

This gallery is small and elegant. Whilst there isn’t such a great collection of art on exhibit here due to lack of space; this is a must stop for those visiting Cape Town. It allows for visitors to have a much more critical and generally a deeper understanding of South Africa’s history and culture and the evolution this country has undergone. Fighting sticks and traditional African beadwork in ad...

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

Houston, United States

This museum has an extensive collection of many works of art, including the Straus Collection of Renaissance and 18th-century paintings, as well as Post-Impressionist works from Gauguin, Van Gogh and Monet. Boasting over 45,000 pieces of art, this museum also showcases antiquities, African sculptures, costumes and textiles. The Beck Building has skylights in its roof, allowing sunlight to stream t...

Museu da Marioneta (Puppet Museum)

Museu da Marioneta (Puppet Museum)

Lisbon, Portugal

This magical museum is housed in the 17th century Convento das Bernadas and showcase all sorts of puppets the world over. There are familiar favourites like Punch and Petrushka but there are also Vietnamese water puppets, Sicilian opera marionettes and Burmese shadow puppets. The museum also offers workshops where children can try their hand at puppetry. Address: Rua da Esperanca 146 Tel: +21...