Hotels and Dining

Starting today, foodies can begin making reservations for Orlando’s most popular restaurant month: Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month, sponsored by American Express. The program returns Aug. 24 – Sept. 30 with several “firsts” including:

Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced that it has adopted a plan to remove disposable plastic straws and plastic stirrers from its more than 6,500 properties across 30 brands around the world. Once fully implemented in one year, the company could eliminate the use of more than 1 billion plastic straws per year and about a quarter billion stirrers. A single plastic straw – which might be used for about 15 minutes – will never fully decompose.

Café Bateel, home of gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, announces the launch of its newest location at the dynamic and prestigious Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, joining the successful Bateel Boutique located on the second floor which opened in April 2017.  The tastefully designed Café Bateel at Mall of the Emirates will be located on the Ground Floor, opposite the popular H&M store providing customer’s easy access to the soon to be favourite mall café.

Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa continue to strengthen their team in 2018 with three new appointments in their commercial and operations team. The new recruits, Mustafa Ainen as Director of Operations across Oman, Qatar and Kuwait markets, Nemanja Acimovic as Director of Operations, United Arab Emirates and Sathis Aravinda as Director of Revenue in the Middle East and Africa, continue to strengthen the commitment of the Group to employ 4,000 staff by 2018.

To experience a world of flavours from the East, including the vibrant culinary styles of Asia and the Middle East, head to Meze and Sanchaya at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island and enjoy a special ‘Spice Route’ themed brunch with live music and beverages every Friday.