MSC Group has unveiled the five senior managers of its new luxury brand. The team will be led by CEO Michael Ungerer, who was appointed back in September 2019. Chris Austin, former senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Seabourn, becomes chief sales officer. Sarah Doyle is appointed chief marketing officer and joins from Bacardi […]


Rocco Forte Hotels, the prestigious family-run hotel group, led by Sir Rocco Forte and his sister, Olga Polizzi, proudly announce the June 3, 2021 opening of Villa Igeia, the historical Art Nouveau palazzo overlooking the Gulf of Palermo. Originally built to be a private villa, the influential Florio family commissioned Italian Art Nouveau architect Ernesto […]


UAE-based TIME Hotels will open its first two hotels in Egypt later this year. The properties include the five-star TIME Coral Resort Nuweiba in the Red Sea resort of Nuweiba and the four-star TIME Marina Hotel & Conference Centre near Al Alamein on the Mediterranean coast, which is being hailed as Egypt’s second capital. These […]

Mediterranean ObserverMediterranean ObserverDecember 27, 2019

New York based travel magazine Travel + Leisure has just issued its top 50 picks for 2020’s best travel destinations, and the Mediterranean has made it to the list! This comes as no surprise of course, seeing as the climate, history, culture and cuisine of the Mediterranean alone are major drivers of the hospitality industry […]

Mediterranean ObserverMediterranean ObserverDecember 19, 2019

Nothing beats Christmas lunch at home with your nearest and dearest, and we start craving that turkey leg and roast potatoes as soon as supermarkets start advertising their Christmas stock and restaurants launch their Christmas menus. If you’re looking for an extra twist at your table this Christmas, these five easy dishes straight from the […]

Mediterranean ObserverMediterranean ObserverDecember 17, 2019

The cultural wealth and great diversity of the Mediterranean are anything but the only reason tourists flock to the centre of the globe so often. Its endless choice of coastal areas make any of its islands a preferred destination for holidaymakers across and beyond mainland Europe, making coastal or maritime tourism an important branch of […]

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