Hotels and Dining

Wyndham Hotel Group has appointed Stefan Thumiger as the Cluster General Manager for Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach and Ramada Hotel & Suites Sharjah. With a strong track record of accomplishments, Thumiger brings over 34 years of hospitality experience having worked at properties managed by global hotel chains such as Banyan Tree, Hilton Hotels and Le Meridien Hotels. Prior to taking on his new role, Thumiger served as Chief Operating Officer Hospitality Treasure Bay Bintan at Landmark Berhad, Singapore.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Shammi De Costa as the new Executive Sous Chef of Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.

KIZA, the only one-of-its-kind Pan-African Restaurant and Lounge in the entire region, has successfully reinforced itself as the one-stop destination that promotes, celebrates and embraces the spirit of Africa through its cuisine, music, hospitality, creativity, artistry, fashion and culture.

Dusit Thani Maldives, a luxury resort situated on Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll, Maldives’ first and only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, has partnered with water sports specialists Ocean Group to open the Ocean Dive & Sports Centre, a new facility offering a wide range of water sports, high quality diving equipment and excursions.

On the heels of a full-scale renovation that has culminated in the unveiling of a completely remodeled premium leisure destination for local and international tourists, Qatar’s first leisure destination Sealine Beach, has announced the completion of the luxury resort’s new extension, which hosts 18 additional villas and adds to the combined rooms’ eclectic portfolio, while catering to the preferences of Qatari families and travelers who value the element of privacy.