Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh offers special packages

Updated 13 February 2018
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Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh offers special packages

The Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at the Kingdom Centre is offering the ultimate package for this romantic time of the year. The hotel’s specialized team will help guests craft and personalize every detail of their stay to surprise their loved ones.
“When booking the romantic escape room’s offer, guests can enjoy our new enhanced in-room romantic set-up, in addition to indulging in a fine selection of homemade chocolates, a deluxe fruit platter, sparkling grape juice and a scrumptious heart-shaped chocolate cake,” the hotel said in a press release.
Guests can also enjoy the unique offerings presented by the hotel’s F&B outlets to enjoy a special romantic dinner. The Grill restaurant will be offering an exclusive set menu specially prepared by Executive Chef Ahmed Fawzy. In addition, the team at The Grill will welcome guests with a souvenir gift, a rose, and a personal picture capturing the special moment. To enhance the experience, there will be live oud music.
Elements will be offering its famous seafood night with an enhanced romantic ambiance to surprise its guests with an intimate and memorable dinner.
“Combine the beauty and history of Riyadh with the attention to detail and signature service that the Four Seasons is known for, and the result is a superb romantic getaway,” said Tarek Bekhiet, regional director of marketing. “At the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh, we are glad to offer our guests a distinguished romantic escape precisely tailored to guarantee an unforgettable experience.” The offers are available on Feb. 14 only.


Alef Education launches first project in US

From right, Geoffrey Alphonso, CEO of Alef Education; Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone and chairman of NexGen Education; and Hanut Singh, CEO of NexGen Education and CEO of QBS Learning.
Updated 17 October 2018
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Alef Education launches first project in US

Alef Education, a UAE-based education technology company, has announced the launch of its Alef education system in the US.

The system will be used at Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) schools in New York city, starting Oct. 15.

The Alef education system brings together a blend of the latest technology and pedagogical approaches geared toward learners of today. A key component of the system is the “Alef Platform,” which has three main pillars: 

•A fun and easy-to-use digital learning environment 

•High-quality digital content developed to engage and stimulate learning with a blend of videos, interactivities and games. 

•Real time data provided within each lesson to truly enable educators to support personalized learning and identify student strengths and weaknesses. 

The partnership between Alef Education and the Harlem Children’s Zone schools started in 2017 when leaders of those organizations met. The meeting included a review of best practices in pedagogy, instructional design, the use of technology, and the best ways to identify difficult concepts and detect struggling students early using data. 

Alef Education identified NexGen, an education technology startup based in New York City, as its US-based partner to carry forward the implementation of the program at the Harlem Children’s Zone schools and other school systems across the US. 

Geoffrey Alphonso, chief executive of Alef Education, said: “As a leading education technology company, we want to play a significant role in the creation of the next generation of innovative individuals around the world, and continue to provide the latest innovations in artificial intelligence-based and technology-driven education solutions within a holistic education system.” 

He added: “The implementation of our innovative education system in the Harlem Children’s Zone schools in New York city speaks of a quantum leap in our long-term mission to leverage technology to provide students with the personalized education they need to succeed, while also empowering teachers with real-time, actionable data.” 

Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone schools in New York and chairman of NexGen Education, named one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine and as one of the 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine, said: “We are pleased to welcome Alef Education’s innovative education system into our schools in New York as of October 2018. Education systems across the world are witnessing unprecedented transformations and a transition to a more dynamic education based on new technologies. In this context, we have decided to adopt this program to further enrich the resources available to our students to ensure they have access to the best the digital education industry has to offer.”