Starwood Hotels & Resorts Continues Asset-Light Strategy with the Sale of The St.Regis Florence and The Westin Excelsior Florence

Starwood Hotels &Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that it has closed on the sale of The St. Regis Florence and The Westin Excelsior Florence to Nozul Hotels &Resorts, the owner of The Gritti Palace, Venice and W Doha Hotel, and a wholly owned subsidiary of “Jaidah Holdings” for €190 million (approximately $213 million USD).

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26bn

The software giant will pay $196 a share - a premium of almost 50% to Friday's closing share price.

The deal will help Microsoft boost sales of its business and email software.

Place Vendôme Shines at Condé Nast International Luxury Conference

For the second consecutive year, Place Vendôme Qatar, the Parisian inspired QAR 5 billion mixed-use develop

Paddlers in Qatar raised funds for Global Planet

Paddlers in Qatar spearheaded by Doha Wireless Warriors, Doha Dragons, Onslaught Qatar raised funds for Global Planet, in cooperation with Katara

Gulf residents with falcons will be denied entry to Jordan: Official

An official source from the Department of Consular Affairs at the Foreign Ministry said that the Jordanian Ministry of Interior has issued a decision banning the entry of falcons into its territory.

Filipino community recognized as ''Best Community'' in Qatar

The Filipino community in Qatar was honoured with the “Best Community Award” at the Labour Welfare Awards 2015 held on the sidelines of the third annual Labor Rights Protection Conference held yesterday at The St Regis Doha.

Further Aid for Syrian Refugees from QRCS

Two contracts were signed on the 25th of April by Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) with the Relief and Humanitarian Aid Organization of Dar Al-Fatwa in Lebanon. This is part of Qatar’s contribution to humanitarian assistance, relief and medical projects for the displaced Syrians. During the year of 2016 QRCS will aid Syrian refugees in these aspects in Lebanon.