Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski hosts Ottoman Kitchen Festival

Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski General Manager Juan Uribe opens the festival with Turkish Ambassador Yunus Demirer.
Updated 14 November 2016
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Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski hosts Ottoman Kitchen Festival

Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski is hosting the Ottoman Kitchen Festival at its Tugra restaurant. The opening ceremony was attended by Turkish Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Yunus Demirer and German Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dieter Walter Haller, in addition to a number of officials and diplomatic delegations.
The festival, which will continue till Nov. 17, aims to provide a unique experience by presenting high-end culinary creations that are inspired by history and the authenticity of Sultans Kitchen, where they invited Chef Serdar Ongel with his team, from Kempinski Cırgan Palace in Istanbul.
During the opening, the hotel’s GM Juan Uribe said: “The Ottoman Kitchen Festival is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia and through it we provide this experience to the guests and food enthusiasts in Riyadh as an extension of our commitment to excellence.” 
He added: “Presenting this festival in Tugra, our signature Ottoman restaurant, is to define the authenticity of the Ottoman cuisine by inviting the chefs from Cirgan Palace Kempinski Istanbul, to Riyadh’s first Ottoman cuisine, Tugra restaurant.”
 The festival offers daily special Ottoman dinner menus at Tugra restaurant and Le Bijou cafe in the lobby, in addition to the weekend brunch.
Tugra restaurant is the recipient of the Middle Eastern Restaurant of the Year award by the 2016 Food and Travel GCC Tourism Awards. The restaurant reportedly earned this award among many elite restaurants spread across the GCC.


Rove At The Park opens in Dubai Parks and Resorts

Updated 17 June 2019
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Rove At The Park opens in Dubai Parks and Resorts

Rove Hotels, a contemporary midscale hotel brand, has opened its sixth hotel in Dubai — Rove At The Park — in Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region. As the opening offer, guests can stay at Rove At The Park for 199 dirhams ($54) per night inclusive of two tickets to Dubai Parks and Resorts.
Rove At The Park has 579 rooms and interconnecting family rooms. Guests at Dubai Parks and Resorts can access more than 100 fun rides and attractions spread across Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park. This is in addition to free access to themed zones, street ambiance and numerous shops and restaurants at Riverland Dubai.
On the opening of the new hotel, Paul Bridger, corporate director of operations, Rove Hotels, said: “Guests love Rove Hotels for their convenient locations, funky interiors, chilled ambience and great service, which have made the brand one of the most popular in the city. We are excited to open Rove At The Park, our sixth and largest property in Dubai. The hotel offers a launchpad to discover Dubai Parks and Resorts and the rest of the city.”
Ahmed Al-Rayyes, chief retail and hospitality officer, DXB Entertainments, the company that owns Dubai Parks and Resorts, said:
“Dubai Parks and Resorts is a dynamic leisure destination with attractions that appeal to families, couples, and theme park enthusiasts from around the globe. With the opening of Rove At The Park, guests will have easy access to a vibrant new hotel that is perfect for residents looking for a quick weekend getaway. Opening a second hotel is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ strategy to have more than 1,300 keys at the destination by the second half of 2020. We look forward to welcoming even more tourists who will now be able to enjoy rides and attractions at the park, with the option of a conveniently located hotel in the vicinity.”
Rove At The Park is just over half an hour drive from the Dubai International Airport and the Al-Maktoum International Airport. Additionally, the hotel is just minutes away from the future Expo 2020 location, making it convenient for visitors traveling to the exhibition.
The design of Rove At The Park is inspired by the local area and uses art to tell stories and offer Instagrammable moments throughout the hotel. All 579 rooms house a 48-inch interactive TV screen with a smart media hub and free Wi-Fi. The rooms have designer mattresses, pull-out beds for extra guests, a mini-fridge, a large safe, and a modern bathroom with power rain showers.