Millennium & Copthorne Hotels – Hotel News ME


Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) is a London-based global hotel company, which owns, manages and operates more than 145 hotels in some 80 locations around the world. Its properties are located in key cities such as London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Dubai, Doha, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, Singapore and Hong Kong. M&C is the hospitality arm of Singapore-listed global real estate company City Developments Limited (CDL).

M & C’s global brand – Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) has four distinct hotel collections – Leng’s Collection, M Collection, Millennium Collection and Copthorne Collection – in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand and the United States. Occupying the best locations around the world, MHR has the perfect address for both business and leisure travelers. Listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1996, M&C was delisted on October 11, 2019 following a successful privatization exercise initiated by CDL.

Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East & Africa currently operates 50 hotels in addition to the 22 hotels under development in the region. From a single property in Abu Dhabi, Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa has expanded to various neighboring destinations and is now recognized as one of the fastest growing regional hotel management companies in the Middle East and Africa. Along the way, the company has cultivated partnerships with reputable and respected owners.

In the news
Solutions Leisure Group to Launch Asia Asia Restaurant in Grand Millennium Business Bay
Solutions Leisure Group has announced the launch of its second outpost of the multi-award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant, Asia Asia. Continuing its long-term partnership with RTS Investments Group and its Grand Millennium Hotel, the experiential dining establishment will open in the all-new Grand Millennium Hotel, Business Bay, in December of this year.

Solutions’ second leisure venue in the Business Bay district, Asia Asia joins the highly award-winning party bar concept, Lock, Stock & Barrel. Extending over 750 m², the small Asia Asia lounge will accommodate 500 people, bringing the Far East to the Middle East through an oriental fusion of flavors and decorations.

Transporting diners through the ancient Spice Route through culinary and indoor exploration, the restaurant will offer both dining and al fresco options, overlooking the Dubai Canal. An experience with delicious Pan-Asian cuisine, the venue’s updated look includes semi-private lounges, a DJ booth and bar, dining room, and sushi bar.

Solutions Leisure co-founder and CEO Paul Evans said, “The beauty of operating our business in this region is that we are always working with those we trust and succeed with. Our exceptional long-term partnership with the team at RTS Investments Group has seen our first company, Lock, Stock & Barrel Barsha Heights, exceed all expectations. With the invitation to open not one, but two additional locations within the Grand Millennium Business Bay property, we are delighted to seize this new growth opportunity with such inspiring and supportive industry leaders and to bring more to the UAE. of what they like.

Hamid Sidine appointed COO of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA
Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA has appointed Hamid Sidine as the new COO for the Middle East and Africa region.

Sidine has been instrumental in the success of Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Africa and with this new role he will be leveraging his expertise in the company’s regional operations. , the group said.

With over 30 years of experience, he is a seasoned hotelier and has held several management positions in renowned international hotel brands such as Accor and Sofitel. His experience also covers countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Senegal, Chad, Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia.

Sidine has been Managing Director of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for over a year. And, in his current role, he will oversee all operational aspects of the brand’s strategic expansion in the Middle East and Africa.

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, President of Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa, underlined the importance of this appointment: “Sidine is a major asset and a qualitative addition to our regional management team. His interpersonal skills and extensive experience will help us move forward as our brand continues to thrive in the region. “

“His role will be to oversee operations in the Middle East and Africa, and we are delighted to help him create a positive impact on the operations of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA,” adds Alzaabi.

Commenting on his appointment, Hamid Sidine said: “It is a privilege to lead the consolidated efforts of Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, to a new chapter of success. Despite the minor setbacks that plagued the hospitality industry globally over the past year, the business has performed very well. “

Millennium Place Mirdif appoints its General Manager
Millennium Place Mirdif, the new 4-star hotel real estate development in the Mirdif Hills community by Dubai Real Estate Co., has announced the appointment of Bassam Bou Sleiman as General Manager of the hotel.

In his new role, Bou Sleiman will oversee and organize the new real estate pre-opening developments that are gearing up for the opening in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Born and raised in Lebanon, Bassam brings 17 years of hospitality experience to the GCC region. His previous roles took him to Riviera Hotel & Resort Beirut, Mist Hotel & Resort Ehden by Warwick International Hotels, The Palms Hotel & Resort in Kuwait, Le Meridien & Crowne Plaza.

Welcoming his new appointment, Bassam Bou Sleiman declared: “It is an absolute honor to accept this appointment. Millennium Place Mirdif “is an exciting property and a new addition to the Mirdif area as the only hotel in a residential area to add to Dubai’s tourist destination list. And I look forward to this new challenge.

The hotel will offer 248 keys, including 116 rooms and 132 residential apartments, as well as a variety of dining options including Australia’s Hunter & Barrel, Batchig “The Lebanese-Armenian Restaurant”, Habanos Cigar Lounge & Bar, The Urban Bar, G- Upgrade to an all-day restaurant and rooftop pool bar, gym, spa and versatile meeting space, making “Millennium Place Mirdif” a great one. choice for corporate team getaways from city to city.

“Seeing the development of Millennium Place Mirdif materialize in the final stages, I look forward to welcoming the rest of our team and opening Mirdif’s first leisure hotel,” he adds.


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