Hyundai premieres 3 vehicles at Los Angeles Auto Show

For performance, Hyundai introduced the RM19 Racing Midship Sports Car, with the letters RM referring to the N prototype model’s “Racing Midship” body configuration.
Updated 01 December 2019

Hyundai premieres 3 vehicles at Los Angeles Auto Show

Hyundai premiered three vehicles at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, which took place from Nov. 22 to Dec. 1.

For style, the Hyundai stand unveiled the Vision T concept, the seventh in a series of Hyundai Design Center concepts expressing Hyundai’s evolving “Sensuous Sportiness” global design language. The SUV concept has a matte-green exterior finish and is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain, indicating its eco-lifestyle focus and inherent balance with the environment in which it is driven.

For performance, Hyundai introduced the RM19 Racing Midship Sports Car, with the letters RM referring to the N prototype model’s “Racing Midship” body configuration. 

For the here-and-now, the automaker launched a redesigned version of the eco-friendly IONIQ car lineup in a North American debut. IONIQ hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric cars all receive refreshed exterior and interior designs, added infotainment technology and new Hyundai SmartSense active safety features and driving assistance systems.

“Across our range, Hyundai is offering the best in design, performance, and sustainability, and our presence at this year’s LA Auto Show has served to highlight those capabilities,” said Mike Song, Hyundai’s head of operations for the Middle East and Africa. “These are three very exciting cars, that show Hyundai’s talented designers and engineers are always ready to exceed expectations and set new standards.”


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.