Kerten, Ayla Oasis to debut Cloud7 Residence in Jordan

Cloud7 Residence is a contemporary mid-market aparthotel (apartment hotel) concept with buildings and boutique surroundings, coupled with social spaces and state-of-the-art technology.
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Updated 10 March 2020

Kerten, Ayla Oasis to debut Cloud7 Residence in Jordan

Specialist mixed-use operator Kerten Hospitality has signed a management agreement with Ayla Oasis Development Company to open the Cloud7 Residence Ayla Aqaba in Jordan this June.
Cloud7 Residence is a contemporary mid-market aparthotel (apartment hotel) concept with buildings and boutique surroundings, coupled with social spaces and state-of-the-art technology.
Ayla Oasis is a waterfront development situated along Jordan’s Red Sea coast, Aqaba, consisting of a mix of residential, touristic, commercial, and entertainment offerings. With direct access to the sea and some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the world, Ayla is just five minutes away from Aqaba city — the nearest and easiest access point to Petra and Wadi Rum — and 10 minutes from the King Hussein International Airport.
Cloud7 Residence Ayla Aqaba is located in Ayla’s Marina Village, the creative hub of the Aqaba community.
Marloes Knippenberg, CEO of Kerten Hospitality, said: “We’re very excited to sign our first project in Jordan, and what we expect to be the first of many. As a destination, Ayla Oasis in Aqaba has a lot to offer to the growing number of people who prefer to rent or own a holiday home in a ‘bleisure’ destination — where business and leisure meet.”


Makkah Clock Royal Tower lights up for ‘Home Heroes’

The world’s tallest clock tower beamed the words ‘Home Heroes’ for 30 minutes.
Updated 08 April 2020

Makkah Clock Royal Tower lights up for ‘Home Heroes’

The Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel recently lit up with a solidarity message in support of its staff and medical professionals who are working tirelessly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world’s tallest clock tower beamed the words “Home Heroes” for 30 minutes, for the first time since its opening, in an initiative to honor national heroes for their efforts in protecting the nation from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The campaign was launched by Accor Hotels Makkah — Raffles Makkah Palace, Swissotel Makkah, and Swissotel Al-Maqam Makkah, and the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel.
This initiative was one of many others launched by the hospitality group in support of the brave medical professionals who are risking their lives to save others during this period as well as to support the Saudi government and its people.
Accor, in collaboration with a hospital in Makkah, delivered complimentary meals to the medical staff working with the group, as a token of gratitude and appreciation. The group also distributed a number of masks and sterilizers to citizens in Makkah, as part of serving the local community and backing the Kingdom’s efforts in maintaining the health and security of citizens and residents.
Faisal Abdallah, director of communications and PR, Accor Hotels, said: “Embracing the solidarity momentum, we launched this initiative, a first-of-its-kind in Makkah by lighting up the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel with the ‘Home Heroes’ message, empathizing with every member of our community. We support all efforts of the government of Saudi Arabia in wake of the new health crisis and ask the Almighty to protect and preserve the health of the Kingdom’s citizens and residents.”