Agreement signed for Al-Bayan hotel management college

Updated 23 January 2014
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Agreement signed for Al-Bayan hotel management college

Lausanne Hospitality Consulting, the education development subsidiary of Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), and Al-Bayan Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday for establishing a hotel management college within the Prince Muqrin University project in Madinah.
The agreement was signed by Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, vice chairman of Al-Bayan, Kais Ibrahim Julaidan, assistant chairman of Al-Bayan, Michel Rochat, director-general of EHL and Yateendra Sinh, CEO of LHC.
Swiss Consul General Hans Stalder and prominent members of the business community attended the ceremony.
Prince Muqrin University is a project of Al-Bayan, which is a nonprofit institute of higher education. The project’s first stage includes a college of engineering and a college of business and information technology.
“We are in the process of enrolling students to the two colleges,” said Prince Mansour, adding that the college of hotel management and law would be established in the second stage.
“Graduates of Al-Bayan colleges will be capable of bringing about positive change for the betterment of themselves, their families, society and the whole of humanity.”
The colleges will award bachelor degrees to students who complete their four-year courses, the prince said, adding that they would be run by highly qualified international faculty.
Established over 30 years ago, LHC has delivered unique services in more than 60 countries through its product lines: management, consulting, executive education and development of hospitality learning centers, said Sinh.
“The LHC management consulting services range from market studies, development of small to very large hospitality multiuse concepts, feasibility studies and strategic advice to investors,” the CEO said.
Rooted in the Swiss sense of hospitality, the Ecole has, since 1893, been a pioneer in education that has inspired the world of hospitality and created a unique professional community of 25,000 global industry executives.


Umrah guests visit historic sites in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

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Umrah guests visit historic sites in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The guests of the 13th batch of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Program for Umrah on Sunday visited Islamic sites in Madinah and the King Fahd Complex for Printing the Holy Qur’an.
Following the tour, the head of the planning department of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowments in Djibouti, Dr. Othman Hussein Mohammed, thanked King Salman for making all-out efforts to serve Islam and Muslims all over the world.
The guests — comprising 203 individuals from eight African countries — thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the generous hospitality, services and facilities provided to them from the moment that they left their countries to their arrival in the Kingdom.
The guests have come from Ethiopia, Senegal, Comoros, Djibouti, Mali, South Africa, Nigeria and Uganda.
With the arrival of the 13th batch of guests, the total number has reached 2,803 from various countries since the start of the program.