Southern Sun Middle East Embarks on GCC Roadshow with Emaar Hospitality Group
Southern Sun Middle East to visit major GCC cities, highlighting the summer offerings of its two flagship properties in Downtown Dubai
Dubai, UAE, 27 May 2012 - Demonstrating its strong commitment to the region’s leisure and business travellers, Southern Sun Middle East has embarked on a GCC Roadshow with Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, from 26 May – 31 May, covering major cities across the GCC with visits to Dammam (26 May), Riyadh (27 May), Jeddah (28 May), Kuwait City (29, 30 May) and Doha (31 May).
Representing Southern Sun Middle East in each city is Pierre Delfau, Complex General Manager to Southern Sun’s two flagship properties in Downtown Dubai, billed as ‘The Centre of Now,’ Southern Sun Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels, as well as Abdo Kayali, Complex Director of Sales and Marketing for the two properties.
Five years after opening their doors, Southern Sun Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels, continue to cement their position in the competitive Dubai hospitality scene. Both properties began the year by receiving the highly sought-after distinction of being guest-voted among TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2012 Top 25 Ranking for the Middle East.
“The relationships we have built with our travel trade partners in the region are integral to communicating the unique and personalised service and product offering provided by Southern Sun Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels. This summer, as always, we are focusing our efforts on meeting the needs of the important GCC family traveller, as well as the regional business traveller and MICE segment, with a line-up of packages that provide great value,” says Pierre Delfau, Complex General Manager, Southern Sun Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels.
Abdo Kayali, Complex Director of Sales and Marketing for Southern Sun Al Manzil & Qamardeen Hotels comments on the season’s line-up: “With our ’Live it Up’ Summer Campaign, we are looking to treat the entire family with an exceptional menu of holiday packages where guests can extend their stay for either 3 nights, four nights or five nights, at either Al Manzil or Qamardeen Hotel, to make the most of their time in Dubai with a host of complimentary entertainment benefits at some of the most popular leisure attractions including Dubai Ice Rink, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, SEGA Republic, KidZania® or At the Top, Burj Khalifa – depending on the length of stay.”
“To ensure that we meet all the needs of today's discerning business traveller we have tailored exceptional corporate packages that offer the perfect blend of connectivity and comfort, all in the heart of Downtown Dubai. Our special corporate rates from AED550++ per person at Al Manzil Hotel and AED500++ per person at Qamardeen Hotel (*rooms are subject to availability, terms and conditions apply) also include thoughtful complimentary benefits to enhance one’s stay, such as press service, wireless internet access, as well as shuttle services to key attractions,” he added.
“For the MICE traveller, Southern Sun Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels have also devised a conference package concept where MICE travellers can book 10 rooms between 1 June and 31 August 2012 and receive free use of a meeting room, as well as complimentary benefits that include: wireless internet access, stationery, flipcharts, LCD projector and screen, sound system; dedicated conference assistance throughout the event; breakfast, two coffee breaks and lunch,” he concluded.
Al Manzil and Qamardeen Hotels’ service-focused approach, discounts on early bookings and a range of value-added services such as free shuttle bus services to the city’s leading shopping destinations offer guests value in the form of savings and convenience. In addition, their highly desirable location, just a few minutes away from landmark attractions such as Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, and The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain, is a further bonus to travellers.
Founded in 1969, Southern Sun Hotels has over 40 years of experience in providing great hospitality to its guests. Offering an extensive portfolio of hotels in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Seychelles, Tanzania, and Mozambique, Southern Sun Hotels has emerged as the leading hotel group in Africa and, after six years, looks set to also leave its distinctive footprint in the Middle East.
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