Marriott offers summer discounts at 250 properties

The newly opened W Dubai — The Palm is a design dream, where traditional is juxtaposed with modern, organic meets manmade and order challenges chaos.
Updated 17 June 2019

Marriott offers summer discounts at 250 properties

Ready, set, summer! Travelers seeking unforgettable experiences this summer without breaking the bank, can avail themselves of a 25 percent discount at over 250 Marriott International properties across the Middle East and Africa.
Until Sept. 25, guests who book directly through Marriott Bonvoy can save as much as 25 percent on the best available rate including complimentary breakfast for members, and 15 percent off excluding breakfast for non-members. With the newly revamped Marriott Bonvoy program, members will earn more points on stays starting with their second stay and points can be redeemed for free nights, flights, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and much more.

Destination and property highlights include:
History and culture buffs
Culture vultures wanting to discover the majesty of Egypt’s Pyramids can stay at the Marriott Mena House, Cairo. This five-star hotel, which has welcomed numerous heads of state, allows travelers to bask in its storied history while benefiting from modern luxury.

Art & design
The newly opened W Dubai — The Palm is a design dream, where traditional is juxtaposed with modern, organic meets manmade and order challenges chaos.
Foodies
Sample the flavors of the world at 10 different restaurants and lounges at the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, including Japanese, Italian, Indian and Thai cuisine. With the properties’ prime position in the heart of Downtown Dubai housing the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Dubai Opera, a multitude of culinary destinations is at each guest’s fingertips.

Cityscapes
Cape Town’s urban oasis-inspired 15 on Orange, Autograph Collection, is situated close to the city’s central park and heritage site, the Company’s Garden, and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Table Mountain National Park. Guests can discover the city and then retreat to the hotel.

Luxury & nature
An exciting adventure awaits travelers at the African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa in Hermanus, South Africa. Situated in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere and close to a world-famous whale-watching destination, the hotel invites guests to explore a combination of luxury and nature.

#couplegoals
Couples can revel in the extraordinary views, service and luxury amenities at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius. Set adjacent to a protected marine park, guests can explore Turtle Bay, historic Port Louis and lively Grand Bay.


Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

Updated 17 October 2019

Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

  • Citizens of Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can now benefit from fast and convenient 
eVisa portal when arranging their next visit to the city of St. Petersburg.
Guarded by two marble lions at the entrance, the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg sits within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the beautifully preserved imperial city of St. Petersburg. Celebrated globally for its history and architecture, Russia’s cultural capital recently became an even more attractive destination for GCC travelers thanks to the introduction of a convenient new online eVisa process.
Launched at the beginning of October, the St. Petersburg eVisa portal enables citizens from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman to enjoy the benefits of fast and simple online visa applications. Travelers can simply fill in the online form, upload a photograph, and can complete the entire process in just a few clicks. Applications can be made within 20 days of traveling, and up to four days before arrival. The visa is valid for stays of up to eight days in St. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region.
Felix Murillo, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, said: “The introduction of the eVisa portal offers a new level of convenience for international travelers, making it easier than ever for GCC citizens to arrange a trip to our wonderful city. Our concierge team takes great pleasure in highlighting St. Petersburg’s historical and cultural visitor attractions, and will be happy to arrange anything our guests may require to turn every trip into an unforgettable experience. We look forward to welcoming visitors from the Middle East to our beautiful hotel to share cherished moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.”
The Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg is located in the upmarket Admiralteysky district and was originally constructed in the early 19th century for Prince Alexander Yakovlevich Lobanov-Rostovsky.
Since first opening its doors to guests in 2013, the property offers 183 rooms, including 26 sumptuously decorated suites.
Perhaps the most stunning of the hotel’s accommodations is the one-of-a-kind Lobanov Presidential Suite, where guests can gather by the living room fireplace for a night of intimate conversation, host an al fresco dinner party on the expansive private terrace with stunning views of the Admiralty building and the surrounding park, or retreat to the grand master bedroom for a quiet and cosy evening.
The hotel is inviting guests to embark on a range of culinary adventures across its three restaurants. Diners can experience pan-asian fusion flavors at Sintoho, authentic Italian dishes at Percorso and modern Russian cuisine at The Tea Lounge.
Catering to the needs of visitors from the Middle East, halal meat is available on request.