General Travel News

Windham Hotels Will Expand In Middle East

A top executive for New Jersey based Windham Hotels and Resorts said they will introduce their global brand portfolio to the Middle East soon.  President and chief executive of the hotel group, Eric Danziger, said they have an aggressive strategy for the Middle East and Asia.   Earlier in the week the company announced it will open a 12th Ramada in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and signed an agreement for a new hotel in Qatar.  Yesterday the Ramada Downtown Burj Dubai hotel opened for business.

Mr. Danziger said Windham Hotels and Resorts will bring its five star brand to the region with the first hotel opening in Riyadh by 2011.  He said “There are nine other mid-scale brands we can concentrate on to hopefully introduce into the region. Days Inn, Hawthorn Suites, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, Microtel –these are just some of our labels that could fit the market.”   The company now owns 11 hotel brands and 7,040 properties around the world.  Ramada is their most prominent property in the GCC.
 

More General Travel News
Saudi Arabian Airlines wins best stand design award at Arabian Travel Market 2022
flydubai to operate some flights from Dubai World Central during runway refurbishment project at Dubai International
South Korea Pavilion among top five at Expo 2020 Dubai
Latest Travel News
flydubai to operate some flights from Du...
South Korea Pavilion among top five at E...
Collect souvenirs from the first Emirate...
Featured Sights To See
Sharjah Heritage Museum

Sharjah Heritage Museum

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Probably the best out of Sharjah’s museums, the exhibit details local customs, traditions, and arts and crafts before the discovery of oil. Phone: 568 0006 Opening Times: Sat-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri 4-8pm Fees: Adult AED5, Child free, Family Pass AED10...

Parks

Parks

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

•    Sail Island. A retreat from the blazing sun is the sail island in Jeddah. It is a water park covered with several sail like tents and offers you to enjoy the pool and recreational facilities. It’s a favorite amongst children. •    Jungle Land. An intriguing park, with rollercoaster’s, a circus, and bungee jumping •    Al-Shalal Theme Par...

Istiqlal Mosque

Istiqlal Mosque

Jakarta, Indonesia

This is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the Cathedral Church is located right in front of it. ...

Rani Pokhari

Rani Pokhari

Kathmandu, Nepal

A fence enclosed tank, just off Kantipath is said to have been built by King Pratap Malla for his grief-stricken wife after the accidental death of their son in 1667. The pokhari (pool) was used during the Malla era for trials by ordeal and later became a suicide spot; because of this, the tank is opened only one day a year, the fifth day of the Tihar festival. ...