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New floating hotel to open in Dubai

After being docked at Port Rashid for over 10 years, the Queen Elizabeth 2 is set to open as a floating hotel. The retired cruise liner turned hotel will feature 13 decks with four refurbished rooms and suites, 13 food and beverage venues, 25 meeting and conference facilities and a number of retail shops. Hamza Mustafa, CEO of PCFC Hotels said: "To finally open the QE2 is a dream come true for my team and I. It is one of Dubai’s most highly anticipated projects and we know that a lot of people are going to be very excited to see her for the first time, or to step back on board the vessel that created so many wonderful memories during her 40 years at sea."

Scranchester Tours to reveal tasty tales

A new company called Scranchester Tours has started multi-stop tours that aim to reveal Manchester’s untold food and drink stories - while showcasing the places Mancunians love to eat. The weekly 'Eat the City' tour promises eight tastings over a 3.5-4 hour period and will include historical titbits such as the story of Ancoats Little Italy ice cream vendors, the Victorian mill worker diet and the region's role as the birthplace of vegetarianism. A spokesperson said: “Scranchester tours will take you on a multi-stop food tour of England’s greatest industrial city. Our tours reveal the food and drink stories of the original modern city. We want to teach you about the city we love and take you to the places we love to eat.”

Tyneside treats on offer at Hancock Museum

A leading North East visitor attraction has created a menu of Tyneside-inspired delicacies in honour of the Museum’s part in Great Exhibition of the North. As part of the event, from 22 June to 9 September Newcastle’s Great North Museum: Hancock will exhibit attractions such as astronaut Helen Sharman’s space suit and the last piano played by John Lennon. And a special treat is in store for corporate visitors to the museum, who can not only enjoy a privileged, after-hours viewing of the exhibition and a talk by a curator, but also sample some traditional North East cuisine. The museum’s catering and events partner, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, has created two corporate packages for businesses and event organisers keen to give their colleagues, clients or guests an evening to remember.

Video wall arrives at Corinthia Hotel Prague

An ultra large video wall has been installed in Corinthia Hotel Prague’s premier conference space – the Bellevue Hall – making it the only installation of its kind in the city. The 14 x 2.8 metre screen has no frame or borders and can carry anything from a still background image to Powerpoint pictures and live video camera streams. “It’s the ultimate, versatile AV system for the most demanding clients,” said Corinthia Hotel Prague general manager Eric Pere. The Bellevue Conference Hall is on the 24th floor of the hotel and can accommodate 300 theatre style, 250 for a reception, 180 when configured as a classroom and 170 for a banquet.

Cycas signs for dual Hyatt property in Paris

Cycas Hospitality has signed its first deal in France, to manage the first dual-branded Hyatt property in Europe. Cycas has signed a lease agreement to operate the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotels, which are both on one site, close to Paris Charles De Gaulle airport. The site will have a total of 430 rooms - 309 at Hyatt Place and 121 at the Hyatt House extended-stay hotel - with the hotels sharing conference, extensive all-day dining/bar facilities, a gym and a large swimming pool. Hyatt House will be the first extended-stay hotel around Charles de Gaulle airport and follows a detailed feasibility study by Cycas showing that there is a strong market for extended-stay hotels at major airports. The hotels are set to open in the second half of 2020.

ICC gains Food for the Brain - again

The ICC in Birmingham has been awarded accreditation for the second consecutive year from Food for the Brain – an educational charity which promotes the importance of nutrition in mental health and well-being. After becoming the first conference centre in the UK to gain the accreditation in early 2017 – pioneered by in-house caterers Amadeus – the team took a new, progressive step to introduce new conference menus designed to support delegates with the challenge of remaining alert, productive and engaged during long days. The new “Focus Food” menu packs were designed collaboratively with the Food for the Brain Foundation over a period of six months and provide a range of healthy options that help delegates maintain concentration throughout the working day as well as supporting general health.

Hilton brings Curio Collection to Paris

Hilton has announced the opening of the 52-room Niepce Paris Hotel as part of its Curio Collection. Located in the heart of Paris, the new hotel is a few metres from Montparnasse train station. Mark Nogal, global head of Curio Collection by Hilton, said: “The opening of Niepce Paris highlights our commitment to expand our collection in key destinations around the world, and we look forward to providing our customers with an unforgettable experience in the district of Montparnasse.” The hotel takes its name from 1920s photographer Janine Niepce, whose shots are featured in the hotel’s public areas. Hotel highlights include the restaurant, La Verriere Paris, and its grand glass roof.

Melia unveils Paradisus Playa Mujeres

Meliá Hotels International, has announced its latest addition in Mexico with the launch of Paradisus Playa Mujeres in early 2019. The luxury hotel will be Mexico’s fifth Paradisus branded property. Nestled just off the coast of Cancun, the seafront Paradisus Playa Mujeres will boast 498 rooms, each providing views of the resort’s tropical gardens and beaches, as well as four swimming pools, six bars and seven restaurants serving a variety of international cuisines. The hotel will also provide four business centre stations and a 1,500 capacity convention centre/ballroom.

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