Roscongress Foundation & AZPROMO ink deal

Roscongress Foundation Chairman of the Board and CEO Alexander Stuglev and Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) Acting President Yusif Abdullayev signed the cooperation agreement.
Updated 09 June 2019

Roscongress Foundation & AZPROMO ink deal

Roscongress Foundation Chairman of the Board and CEO Alexander Stuglev and Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) Acting President Yusif Abdullayev signed a cooperation agreement at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to establish effective communication between expert and business communities of the Russian Federation and the Azerbaijan Republic.
“Developing communication between the Russian and international business community is one of the Roscongress Foundation’s key objectives. Together with the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation, we are planning to organize business events that aim to develop a dialogue on cooperation in financial investments, export-import activities as well as tourism and cultural interaction,” Stuglev said.
The meeting participants spoke about plans to organize joint convention and exhibition events with a focus on both bilateral and multilateral energy, trade and economic issues.
“We are ready to provide assistance in the implementation of joint investment projects and also promote the formation of financial and industrial groups, production associations, and joint-stock companies whose activities aim to develop business cooperation,” Abdullayev said.
The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, exhibitions and public events.


Burj Al-Arab named No. 1 city hotel in MENA

Updated 13 July 2020

Burj Al-Arab named No. 1 city hotel in MENA

Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah, the crown jewel in hospitality leader Jumeirah Group’s portfolio and global icon of luxury, has been named the No. 1 city hotel in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by Travel + Leisure at its World’s Best Awards.

Every year, Travel + Leisure — one of the largest travel media brands in the US — provides its 6 million plus readers the chance to have their say in choosing the most outstanding destinations, hotels, resorts, spas, airlines, cruise lines, tour operators and rental car agencies around the world as part of its annual survey. This year marks 25 years of celebrating the best in travel, with Burj Al-Arab recognized on the “World’s Best” list for its hospitality excellence, intuitive luxury service and iconic appeal.

Currently celebrating two decades of operations, the hotel is renowned across the globe for its boundary-pushing architecture and innovative design, with the team going above and beyond to create bespoke experiences for guests. It is also known for culinary excellence with a collection of restaurants led by renowned chefs and overseen by Michael Ellis, chief culinary officer and former managing director of the Michelin Guide.

José Silva, chief executive officer of Jumeirah Group, said: “Burj Al-Arab represents the very pinnacle of luxury, known world-over for its elevated design, service beyond expectations and unmatched physical spaces. International recognition such as this not only reaffirms the hotel’s iconic standing on the world map but also serves as a thank you to all those who go above and beyond, every day, to make our guests’ stay truly remarkable.”

Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding and a global luxury hotel company, operates a 6,500+-key portfolio of 26 properties across the Middle East (including the flagship Burj Al-Arab Jumeirah) Europe and Asia, with more properties currently under construction around the globe.

Prioritizing the health and safety of its guests and colleagues, Jumeirah Group has implemented a series of protective measures across all of its hotels, while strictly adhering to each market’s respective government directives. Four of its hotels in Dubai were recently awarded the Bureau Veritas SafeGuard label, with Jumeirah Al-Naseem being the first hotel in the world to receive the prestigious certification. The group is working closely with Bureau Veritas to certify its wider portfolio.

This year’s World’s Best Awards survey closed on March 2, just before widespread stay-at-home orders were implemented as a result of COVID-19. The results, therefore, reflect Travel + Leisure’s readers’ experiences before the pandemic.