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Ritz-Carlton, Berlin - the perfect home away from home for visitors from the Middle East

 

The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin knows how to impress its guests with personal service. Particularly for guests from the Middle East, the hotel at the heart of Berlin has expanded its offer and provides an Oriental ambience including Qur’an and prayer rug as well as special attention to the needs and wishes of guests travelling for medical reasons. In addition to the comforts of the hotel, which are tailored to the Arabic guests’ individual needs, the destination of Berlin also has numerous offers to tempt its visitors, making a visit to the German capital an unforgettable experience.

 

The Arabic-speaking Ladies and Gentlemen at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin welcome guests from the Middle East with warm tea and fresh oshibori (hot towels) upon arrival. In the rooms, guests will find fresh fruit and nuts, as well as a Qur’an with prayer rug, if requested, which has already been placed to face Mecca. “For our guests from the Middle East, religion and faith play an important role in their lives”, explains Robert Petrović, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin. “With our services, we offer them a home away from home, enabling them to enjoy the city of Berlin to the full,” continues Robert Petrović. The special services of the five-star superior hotel include numerous Arabic TV channels and daily Arabic newspapers, so that guests are always up-to-date about current events.”

 

Especially for guests travelling to the city for medical reasons, The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin is perfect, thanks to its central location at Potsdamer Platz and its 41 spacious guest suites. With numerous top-ranked clinics, such as the Charité International, Vivantes International Medicine, the German Heart Institute Berlin, the Meoclinic and the Helios Healthcare International as well as an unparalleled level of collaboration between science, research, industry and medicine, Berlin is one of the major centres for medical tourism in the world. The international patients receive out-patient treatment by competent physicians in comfort wards in the clinics, and live in the high-class suites of The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin equipped for long-term guests, which offer all comforts imaginable in spaces of up to 285 sqm. Although being in Germany guests of The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin don’t have to forgo delicious halal dishes; food from the Arab world is served on request in the Brasserie Desbrosses, as well as in the exclusive Club Lounge on the 10th floor of the hotel at Potsdamer Platz.

 

In addition to the generous culinary offerings at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, the destination of Berlin is also well prepared for Arabian guests travelling for business, leisure or medical reasons, offering numerous restaurants which serve Arabic, Lebanese, Turkish or Egyptian cuisine. With the hotel’s limousine service, guests can also reach two of the most beautiful mosques in the city. The German capital is becoming increasingly important as a shopping metropolis. In September 2014, the Mall of Berlin, Berlin’s largest shopping centre with 270 high-class shops, opened its doors only a few minutes’ walk from The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin. The healthy climate, unspoilt nature and a wide range of cultural attractions also play a part in ensuring that guests from the Middle East feel well looked after in Berlin.

 

The Middle East traveller can enjoy Ritz-Carlton hospitality at the Ritz-Carlton, Berlin with the Discover with You promotion, which is valid till December 31, 2015. Starting at 295 Euros (approx.AED 1160), the offer includes deluxe accommodation, daily American breakfast for two and daily hotel credit.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 15:19

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World's tallest hotel being built in Switzerland

A stunning 381m tall structure in the Swiss Alps resort of Vals is slated for completion in 2019. It will eclipse the current tallest hotel in the world - the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai.

 

The 7132 Tower - named after the resort's zip code - has been inspired by Dubai's architectural marvels. Remo Stoffel, the man behind the project, runs Dubai's largest facilities management company, Farnek, and has been impressed with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al Maktoum the Ruler of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the UAE.

 

Stoffel is hoping that by building the world's tallest hotel, some of the charisma of Dubai will rub off on his Swiss hometown of Vals which is located 180 km from Zurich. We hope that Stoffel will arrange for Halal food at his hotel to attract visitors from the Middle East.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 March 2015 17:14

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Bring the kids to Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi

 

Younger guests at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi can now enjoy new activities during their stay, as part of the Ritz Kids program, in collaboration with the Ocean Futures Company. 

 

The Ocean Futures Company, founded by Jean-Michel Cousteau, is intended for children aged between four and twelve years. It provides classes that teach the importance of four principles - water; which emphasizes the importance of sea life and health, land; which encourages exploration and discovery, culture; which exposes young minds to a variety of art forms including music, cuisine local customs and history, and environmental responsibility; which promotes the environmental health of our planet for the future.

 

In addition to these informative classes, the Ritz Kids Camp is also available for the younger guests. The camp teaches children the right way to set up a tent, start a fire and learn how to withstand and survive in the wild. Dinner will also be held by the fire near the sea, followed by stargazing under a telescope, identifying the Abu Dhabi sky map.

 

Watch with a smile as your child explores and grows through Ritz Kids during your stay. They unearth a personal connection, respect and appreciation for the environment, make amazing discoveries that will last a lifetime and remain passionate and inspired long after your stay with us comes to an end.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 17:00

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Two new Radisson Blu Hotels opening in KSA

 

Radisson Blu Hotels & Resorts, part of the Rezidor Hotel Group, currently operates more than 230 hotels worldwide with another 51 projects under development. As part of this development, the iconic hotel chain is adding two new hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia early this year; Radisson Blue Red Sea Palace Hotel in Jeddah, and Radisson Blu Resort in Jizan. 

 

The Radisson Blu Red Sea Palace Hotel in Jeddah is located on Al Madinah Al Munawarah Road in the centre of downtown Jeddah, overlooking the Red Sea. The city’s commercial district as well as many shopping and sightseeing hotspots are all within walking distance. The hotel has 269 rooms and 10 luxurious suites, and is set to welcome guests from the 1st of April at just SAR 600 per night. 

 

The Radisson Blu Resort, Jizan is located just off the Makkah and Corniche Roads Roundabout, a short distance from the city centre and Jizan Regional Airport. It has 160 luxurious rooms and suites and three on-site dining options. Visitors at this upscale resort can explore Jizan’s famous port and distinct architecture as well as the Farazans Islands, a group of coral islands. The Radisson Blu Resort in Jizan is set to welcome guests on the 15th of February at SAR 900 a night.

 

Both hotels are now ready for bookings.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2015 14:39

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Conrad Concierge App for tech savvy travelers

The Conrad Hotels have an app for their tech savvy guests which helps them in ordering dinner or arranging an airport pickup or booking a spa without calling the front desk.

 

If you are a regular guest at Conrad Hotels worldwide, the app could be useful in preparing for your trip. It can also act as an important aide during your stay. Many hotels have launched their apps lately and it remains to be seen if travelers will continue to download apps of multiple hotels where they stay.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 04:24

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Hyatt to offer free wifi worldwide

Hyatt Hotels worldwide will start offering free wifi to all guests starting in February 2015. Travelers will be able to access free wifi on an unlimited number of mobile devices or laptops in Hyatt-branded hotel guest rooms and lobbies.

“Internet connectivity is no longer an amenity. It has become an integral part of travelers’ daily lives and a basic expectation,” said Kristine Rose, vice president of brands for Hyatt. “Travelers shouldn’t have to remember which brands or locations offer it for free or the strings attached to get it.”

 

Unfortunately, many hotels still charge for wifi access and travelers are responding with their wallets by opting not to stay at these hotels. The first hotel chain to offer free wifi was the Radisson which has been giving free broadband interet access to their guests since 2005.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 January 2015 08:41

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