Marriott/Starwood acquisition gains KSA, Mexico approval

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Marriott International, Inc has revealed that it has received authorisation from competition authorities in Saudi Arabia and Mexico to proceed with its acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts in a merger transaction. With these authorisations, the only remaining country in which Marriott and Starwood require pre-merger authorisation from is China. Marriott More...

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By Staff Writer On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
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The Deluxe Group wins motiongate Dubai Contract

UK theming contractor The Deluxe Group is helping to bring life to five attractions based on Sony Pictures Studios movies in motiongate™ Dubai, part of the multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination More...

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By Staff Writer On Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
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Invest Northern Ireland on UAE/KSA Trade Mission

A total of 23 Northern Irish companies represented by Invest Northern Ireland are to embark on a trade mission with the UAE and Saudi Arabia, across the specialist construction, F&B, hotel supply chain, security More...

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By Staff Writer On Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
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Conrad Doha to open 2019

Assets Real Estate company has announced the signing of a contract with Hilton Worldwide to open the Conrad Doha – a 325 key property marking the brand’s debut in Qatar. Due to open early in 2019 Conrad Doha More...

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By Staff Writer On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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53 percent of UAE population “not saving enough”

Middle East’s leading finance comparison website, ‘Compareit4me’ has conducted a survey on the saving habits of UAE residents. The statistics provided by the firm reveal that about 53 percent of the respondents More...

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By Staff Writer On Friday, November 20th, 2015
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2016’s best business opportunities

With 2016 only weeks away, Euler Hermes chief economist, Ludovic Subran shared his advice on where the greatest opportunities will lie for GCC businesses in the new year. Opportunity #1: Renewable Energy The current More...

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By Staff Writer On Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
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First look: St. Regis Dubai

The first St. Regis Dubai is part of Habtoor City, a three hotel complex overlooking Dubai’s upcoming canal development, Business Bay. Owned by Habtoor Group, it will be followed by the opening of W and Westin More...

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By Staff Writer On Sunday, November 15th, 2015
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Construction’s front line women

Atkins and Faithful+Gould organised its first annual conference for the Women’s Business Network (WBN) in October 2015. Women at the event talk to Construction Business News ME about how a women’s network could More...

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By Staff Writer On Sunday, November 15th, 2015
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UAE Martyrs’ Day plans announced

The first UAE Martyrs’ Day will include a minute’s silence, lowering of UAE flags around the country and a public performance of the UAE national anthem, as well as a social media campaign under the tag “we More...

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By Staff Writer On Saturday, November 14th, 2015
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First look: Palazzo Versace Dubai

Opening its doors to the public November 2015, Palazzo Versace in Dubai Cultural District is expected to become the “most luxurious hotel in the Middle East”. Artistic director Donatella Versace has More...