Marriott offers summer discounts at 250 properties

The newly opened W Dubai — The Palm is a design dream, where traditional is juxtaposed with modern, organic meets manmade and order challenges chaos.
Updated 17 June 2019

Marriott offers summer discounts at 250 properties

Ready, set, summer! Travelers seeking unforgettable experiences this summer without breaking the bank, can avail themselves of a 25 percent discount at over 250 Marriott International properties across the Middle East and Africa.
Until Sept. 25, guests who book directly through Marriott Bonvoy can save as much as 25 percent on the best available rate including complimentary breakfast for members, and 15 percent off excluding breakfast for non-members. With the newly revamped Marriott Bonvoy program, members will earn more points on stays starting with their second stay and points can be redeemed for free nights, flights, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and much more.

Destination and property highlights include:
History and culture buffs
Culture vultures wanting to discover the majesty of Egypt’s Pyramids can stay at the Marriott Mena House, Cairo. This five-star hotel, which has welcomed numerous heads of state, allows travelers to bask in its storied history while benefiting from modern luxury.

Art & design
The newly opened W Dubai — The Palm is a design dream, where traditional is juxtaposed with modern, organic meets manmade and order challenges chaos.
Foodies
Sample the flavors of the world at 10 different restaurants and lounges at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, including Japanese, Italian, Indian and Thai cuisine. With the properties’ prime position in the heart of Downtown Dubai housing the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Dubai Opera, a multitude of culinary destinations is at each guest’s fingertips.

Cityscapes
Cape Town’s urban oasis-inspired 15 on Orange, Autograph Collection, is situated close to the city’s central park and heritage site, the Company’s Garden, and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Table Mountain National Park. Guests can discover the city and then retreat to the hotel.

Luxury & nature
An exciting adventure awaits travelers at the African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa in Hermanus, South Africa. Situated in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere and close to a world-famous whale-watching destination, the hotel invites guests to explore a combination of luxury and nature.

#couplegoals
Couples can revel in the extraordinary views, service and luxury amenities at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius. Set adjacent to a protected marine park, guests can explore Turtle Bay, historic Port Louis and lively Grand Bay.


Khalaf Al Habtoor extends timely medical assistance to Lebanese hospitals

Updated 05 August 2020

Khalaf Al Habtoor extends timely medical assistance to Lebanese hospitals

  • Al Habtoor will arrange one-month’s worth of urgent medical supplies for hospitals in the country that have more than 1,000 beds
  • The Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital at Hrar in northern Lebanon will open up auxiliary treatment support for patients who are unable to be accommodated in Beirut hospitals

DUBAI: Khalaf Al Habtoor, the founding chairman of Al Habtoor Group (AHG), based in the UAE, is reaching out with timely aid for the Lebanese people after the massive explosion at a Beirut port on Tuesday, August 4, that devastated many neighborhoods, leaving more than a hundred dead people and thousands injured.

Al Habtoor, known for his philanthropic activities in the UAE and abroad, said he will extend all possible efforts within his means to aid the affected people in Lebanon as a first step of a multi-pronged assistance plan. As a first step, Al Habtoor will arrange one-month’s worth of urgent medical supplies for hospitals in the country that have more than 1,000 beds. The hospitals to be aided through this initiative include Haroun Hospital, Al Makasid Hospital, Levant Hospital, Rizk Hospital, Rafic Hariri Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital and the Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital, Hrar.

Additionally, the Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital at Hrar in northern Lebanon will open up auxiliary treatment support for patients who are unable to be accommodated in Beirut hospitals, conducting at least 100 operations for those injured in the explosion. To help those who require much needed recovery and recuperation assistance, the hospital will also rent out a nearby hotel, which will act as a temporary off-site field hospital for post-operative care and treatment.

More than 300,000 people have been left homeless by the blast, which tore through several dozen neighborhoods close to the port area, razing several buildings and shattering glass windows in a much wider area outside the blast zone. Two hotels owned by Habtoor Hospitality in Beirut, Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand and Hilton Metropolitan Palace, have been damaged in the fallout of the explosion.

Al Habtoor said: “The country and people of Lebanon have always had a special place in my heart. This explosion which has devastated the capital city in the midst of an already severe economic crisis has left the common people badly shaken. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and will leave no stone unturned in reaching them the best possible emergency and medical aid, post-operative care and temporary accommodation for those rendered homeless by the tragic event.”

He added that the cries of the Lebanese people for help have been heard and that it was important to respond by offering the right kind of assistance and treatment, in terms of quantity, quality and the timing it reaches the people.

The visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist has extended generous contribution to Lebanon in various forms over the last decade, including refugee aid programs, Ramadan campaigns, wintertime distribution of food packages and blankets, the establishment of The Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital, and a multitude of charitable donations.