Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain offers discounted holiday packages

Visitors residing in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia can enjoy the signature Rolls-Royce experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain.
Updated 26 January 2018
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Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain offers discounted holiday packages

The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain is welcoming guests to experience a resort destination surrounded by lush gardens and sandy beaches perfect for a luxury escape to the island kingdom of Bahrain. With the holidays ahead, traveling families, leisure guests or romantic couples can enjoy the resort pleasures while saving up to 20-30 percent during their stay on select packages, from now until March 31.
Starting with the signature Rolls-Royce experience, visitors residing in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia (Dammam, Alkhobar and Dhahran) can opt for an elevated experience with a chauffeured Rolls-Royce Ghost to transport them from their home to the luxury beachfront resort.
The journey across the border continues with overnight Club Level or Villa accommodations, including unlimited access to food and beverage offerings at the resort’s elite Club Level Lounge.
“Our signature Rolls-Royce package for Saudi residents provides couples and ladies an exclusive luxury experience to and from their home destination unlike any other and with a savings value up to 30 percent,” said Soufiane Elallam, EAM — sales and marketing of The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain.
Other packages, like Reconnect or the new Half Board Deluxe, feature an all-inclusive luxury travel experience with deluxe overnight accommodations, a morning breakfast buffet at La Med, as well as a daily resort credit for redemption at The Ritz-Carlton Spa or at one of the resort’s award-winning restaurants. With complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the stay, guests can also stay connected and share #RCMemories with family and friends as they enjoy the resort’s five-star facilities including a private beach, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and more.
“We wanted to provide travelers with unique travel experiences, where they can truly enjoy more of the resort’s extensive offerings — from dining at our award-winning restaurants to unwinding with signature treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. Both Reconnect and Half Board Deluxe are the perfect packages for a 360 resort experience and offer up to a 20 percent saving value,” Elallam added.
The five-star luxury Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain resort is located in the Al-Seef district in Manama, Bahrain.


Ascott spearheads Saudi recruitment drive

Updated 18 June 2019
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Ascott spearheads Saudi recruitment drive

The Ascott Limited is developing its training program across the group’s properties in Jeddah, whereby high-achieving Saudi nationals are trained in the array of skills needed to succeed in top managerial positions within the Kingdom’s burgeoning hospitality sector. 

To be eligible to join Ascott’s Saudi Graduate Program, Saudi graduates must have at least a bachelor’s degree with honors and be willing to learn and develop their career within an international group. The program comprises theory and practical training across all departments and is followed by overseas training in one of Ascott’s properties.

“We’re in the midst of an exciting period of growth in Saudi Arabia,” said Vincent Miccolis, Ascott’s regional GM for the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and India. “The Kingdom’s tourism industry is growing at an exponential rate and is creating many new jobs within the hospitality sector. We launched Ascott’s Saudi Graduate Program in line with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage to promote, nurture and develop this valuable homegrown pool of young talent and offer successful individuals a dynamic career path within the Ascott group.

“In just a short amount of time the program has made a significant impact. Our turnover ratio of Saudi colleagues has fallen from 58 percent in 2016 to less than 15 percent to date in 2019; staff loyalty has been positively affected and guest satisfaction levels have increased. What’s more, Ascott Sari Jeddah was recently named as Saudi Arabia’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2019 for the second consecutive year in the annual World Travel Awards.

“We are also proud to announce that one of our current trainees who will shortly take on the running of a property, is female. A key element of Saudi Vision 2030 is job diversification and women’s access to the employment market, and at Ascott we are committed to playing an active role in making this a reality,” added Miccolis.

From on-the-job training in housekeeping, handling reservations, checking-in and checking-out procedures and managing VIP guests, Ascott’s graduates must master the day-to-day facets of how to run an international-standard serviced residence, in addition to behind-the-scenes essentials such as HR, sales and marketing, finance and procurement. 

While the Saudi Graduate Program is currently available only within Ascott’s Jeddah cluster of properties, plans are in the pipeline to roll out the scheme to all of the group’s residences in the Kingdom, including Riyadh, Alkhobar and Abha.

Ascott’s Jeddah properties include Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah.

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. It has more than 58,000 operating units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 42,000 units, which are under development, making a total of more than 100,000 units in over 660 properties.