Hilton goes to Qatar; New Jumeirah hotel on Mallorca, Spain; Cycling tour in Italy and Austria; The first Melia hotel opens in Dubai
News in brief: book a summer getaway at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
Summer special at Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi
Book a three-night stay at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi and up to two children under 12 stay and dine gratis (when accompanied by two paying adults). The package costs from Dh2,227 for a double room, per stay, including a discount of 20 per cent on spa treatments as well as food and drinks, and taxes. The offer is valid for stays between May 17 and September 1. For more information, call 02 407 1234 or visit www.abudhabi.park.hyatt.com.
Hilton heads to Doha, Qatar
The Hilton Doha has opened on the Corniche in the Qatari capital, with six restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, kids' club, spa and a private beach. All 309 rooms have views over the Arabian Gulf. The hotel is a 15-minute drive from the airport, and is close to the business district as well as important attractions such as Souq Waqif and the Museum of Islamic Art. Double rooms cost from 850 rials (Dh858) per night, including taxes. To book, visit www1.hilton.com.
New Jumeirah hotel on Mallorca, Spain
Stay at the newly opened Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa on the north-west coast of the Spanish island of Mallorca. The hotel is located on a hill and affords dramatic views of the surrounding mountains and bay. Activities in the area include hiking and trekking, diving, snorkelling and fishing. The hotel also arranges private boat trips led by experienced skippers for guests who want to explore the coast. Double rooms cost from €525 (Dh2,555) per night, including breakfast and taxes. Visit www.jumeirah.com to book.
Cycling tour in Italy and Austria
Saddle Skedaddle has an easy-paced, eight-day cycling trip this summer in the Austrian and Italian Alps along Via Claudia Augusta, a 2,000-year-old road built by the Romans. Highlights include ascents on the Zugspitze (2,692m), a ride along Innsbruck's River Inn, crossing the border into Italy via the Rescen Pass, and a couple of days exploring the Etsch Valley and the northern Italian city of Trento. From £1,010 (Dh6,040) per person, including accommodation, some meals, the services of a guide and local transport. International airfare and bike hire not included. Departures in July and August. Visit www.skedaddle.co.uk.
The first Meliã hotel opens in Dubai
This Spanish hotel brand has just launched in the Middle East with the opening of its first hotel in Bur Dubai. The five-star Meliã Dubai has 164 guest rooms and suites, a clutch of eateries including Titanic, a European restaurant headed by chef Marco Pierre White, and a spa. A double room costs from Dh720 per night, including taxes. Visit www.melia-dubai.com.