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History Timeline HMH

  • HMH - Hospitality Management Holding continues expansion in Oman - Signs Corp Muscat Al Muzn Hotel with Muzn Oman Commercial (S.A.O.C.)
  • Coral Muscat Hotel & Apartments welcomed its first guests.
  • Coral Al Madina Hotel Enters into Final Stages of Construction.
  • HMH - Hospitality Management Holding announced the official opening of EWA Khartoum Hotel & Apartments.
  • HMH - Hospitality Management Holding Partners with Ethiopian Airlines' Frequent Flyer Program – Sheba Miles.
  • The New ‘Coral Logo’ Lights Up Across Coral Hotels & Resorts Network in Middle East.
  • HMH – Hospitality Management Holding Signs Up with Alfursan – the Frequent Flyer Program of Saudia.
  • Streamlining and optimization of distribution structure to allow growth by effectively integrating basics with the latest technology.
  • HMH unveiled its ECO Vision that aims to cut down on energy and water consumption by 20% across all hotels under the group by 2020.
  • HMH firmed up presence in Sudan with commitment to consolidate and build on strategic cooperation with Sudanese Kuwaiti Hotels Company.
  • HMH re-launched ECOS Hotels to penetrate the largely untapped budget segment in the region.
  • Coral Beach Resort Sharjah undergoes AED 15 million upgrade, that will reinstate the hotel as the city's premiere resort - a distinction it has long enjoyed.
  • Arabic Website for HMH - Hospitality Management Holding goes live.
  • HMH - Hospitality Management Holdings Signs 5-Star ‘Coral Al Madina Hotel’ in KSA with Mobarak Hotels Group.
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  • HMH invested heavily in new digital platforms to enhance the consumer experience with 90% of the CAPEX in 2014 being allocated to technology upgrades.
  • Launched new identity of Coral Hotels & Resorts that breaks away from tradition with a digital-friendly design and approach primarily aimed at leveraging the brand’s competitive advantage.
  • Rolled out a strong e-commerce strategy with a highly optimized multi-lingual dynamic new website.
  • Boosted online presence through search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) and meta-search advertising in order to increase the number of bookings through the brand website.
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  • Under the Kind Patronage of H.H. Sheikha Wafa Hasher Al Maktoum, HMH CEO Laurent A. Voivenel launched special awards programmed for women to recognize those who play an extraordinary role in the UAE society.
  • The curtain went up in style on Corp Amman Hotel that was officially inaugurated.
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  • Laurent A. Voivenel took over as the new CEO of HMH – Hospitality Management Holding bringing over twenty eight years of outstanding hotel management experience with some of the world’s leading and most prestigious international hospitality brands such as Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
  • Laurent A. Voivenel unveiled his strategy for growth focusing on home turf UAE.
  • HMH strengthened corporate executive team with the appointment of top professionals.
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  • HMH – Hospitality Management Holding commemorated the 41st UAE National Day with the soft launch of The Ajman Palace Hotel – one of the group’s most distinctive luxury 5-star developments in the UAE.
  • Coral Beach Resort Sharjah became the first beach resort in the northern emirates to introduce non-smoking and smoking zones on its beach to protect its guests from the dangers of second-hand tobacco smoke.
  • Coral Hotels & Resorts signed management contract for Coral Beirut Concorde Hotel.
  • Coral Hotels & Resorts announced four new hotels in Sudan.
  • Coral Jubail Hotel – the gateway to the industrial city in KSA – opened its doors.
  • HMH formalized a management agreement with Sudanese Kuwaiti Hotels Co. Ltd (SKHC) for Coral Khartoum Hotel and Coral Port Sudan Hotel.
  • As part of its strong expansion strategy in KSA, Coral Hotels & Resorts signed the management contract for Coral Al Ahsa Hotel.
  • HMH entered into a strategic alliance with Trust International to launch a fully-integrated Central Reservation System (CRS)
  • The year also saw the soft launch of Coral Beirut Al Hamra Hotel.
  • HMH rolled out a new brand EWA Hotel Apartments.
  • Coral Hotels & Resorts entered Beirut with Coral Beirut Al Hamra Hotel.
  • Corp Hotels inked its first project in Amman with the signing of Corp Amman Hotel.
  • HMH conceived ECOS Hotels.
  • Coral Hotels & Resorts entered KSA with Coral Al Khobar Hotel.
  • Coral Hotels & Resorts stepped into Sudan with Coral Khartoum Hotel.
  • Coral Hotels & Resorts entered into a strategic alliance with Skywards - the frequent flyer programme from Emirates.
  • Launch of Corp Hotels.
  • Coral Hotels & Resorts grabbed three top honours at the prestigious MENA Travel Awards held in Dubai walking away with the Silver Award for Best 4-Star Leisure Hotel, Silver Award for The Best Environmental 5-Star Hotel and Platinum Award for Best 4-Star New Hotel.
  • Coral Hotels & Resorts acquired its second property Coral Dubai Deira Hotel.
  • Coral Hotels & Resorts was founded in Dubai on September 29 by H.E. Sheikh Faisal bin Sultan Al Qassimi, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi and Mr. Michel Noblet.
  • Coral Beach Resort Sharjah became the first hotel to come under Coral Hotels & Resorts banner.