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elite opens new NATUZZI outlet

As part of its endeavor to expand and always introduce the best, elite furniture opened recently a new extension to the showroom in Mecca street. This extension is an expansion to the showroom that was designed in accordance with the latest trends and in harmony with the customers’ needs for comfort while shopping. Displayed items in the new extension are all from NATUZZI, Italy’s largest furniture manufacturer and a global leader in the leather upholstery segment. NATUZZI exports its innovative high-quality sofas and armchairs to 123 markets on 5 continents. The cutting-edge designs, superior Italian craftsmanship and advanced, vertically-integrated manufacturing operations adopted by NATUZZI underpin the company’s market leadership.

Fly through check-in & direct to London
British Airways (BA) is increasing the number of direct services between Amman and London this spring.
The daily service from Amman departs in the morning enabling customers to reach London by lunch time, where later the same day they can be enjoying the city and all it has to offer, or make same day connections to key UK, European and North American cities.
Customers are able to take more control of their travel arrangements at www.ba.com. As well as being able to check flights times, availability and price, customers booking and paying for their flights will now be issued with an e-ticket. An e-ticket prevents the customer from having to wait for a paper ticket to arrive and allows any flight details to be amended up to 30 minutes before the minimum check in times.
Furthermore, customers can also make the most of their time by using the new online check-in facility. Using the “manage my booking” facility, they are able to check-in and choose a seat from the comfort of their home or office and so will just need to have their visa checked on arrival at the airport. The check-in service is available from 24 hours before the BA flight departure, and can be used whether travelling with cabin or checked baggage.
Onboard, Club World customers enjoy the comfort of enhanced cradle seats and in-flight entertainment delivered via personal video screens and audio channels. World Traveller features all the refined comforts passengers have come to expect from BA. Regardless of cabin choice, customers can expect the highest standards and the warmest welcome.
The flights from Amman to London’s Heathrow on Airbus A321 and A319 are operated by franchise partner, BMED, on behalf of BA.
Mr Saad Jaber, BMED’s sales manager in Jordan, said, “I am delighted that we can accommodate the summer rush and offer our customers in Jordan a simple way of checking in before arriving at the airport. This will be welcomed by our customers who are continuously looking for ways to minimize travel time.”

Fastlink completes 3rd phase of Oracle installation
Fastlink, part of MTC Group, announced the completion of its third Oracle E-Business Suite 11i implementation phase, a move that aims to enhance the efficiency of its operational activities.
As Jordan’s largest mobile operator, Fastlink began implementing the Oracle eBusiness Suite 11i system at the beginning of 2004. The overall implementation process took place in 3 phases, over a total period of 12 months. Fastlink’s CEO, Saad Nasir, said that the company’s partnership with Oracle aims to maximize the effectiveness of the company’s operating activities through automating its business processes. This, in turn, will help minimize Fastlink’s administrative tasks, allowing the company to focus on the strategic activities, which helps Fastlink maintain its pioneering position in the Jordanian market as well as focus on meeting its customer expectation.Nasir also noted that the Oracle E-Business Suite works on simplifying and automating the company’s work in a comprehensive manner through finding ways to integrate all its applications. In addition to that, the system provides advanced and flexible ways to help analyze available data and produces accurate analysis which help in the decision making process.
OHD signs two hotel management agreements
OHD is pleased to announce the signing of two noteworthy hotel management deals on February 18, in Oman. With these agreements, OHD has taken another major step towards its target of 10,000 guestrooms by 2010.
In the first deal related to Oman, Chairman of OHD, Samih Sawiris and Chairman of Rotana Hotels, Suites and Resorts, Sheikh Nasser Al-Nowais, signed an agreement for Rotana to manage the 5-star hotel at OHD’s major project in Salalah. This is the second OHD hotel to be managed by Rotana, the first of which is at The Cove in Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE. The new 350-room property in Salalah includes three specialty restaurants, a spa, and other leisure and sporting options.
In the second agreement, Sawiris and Chairman of Club Med, Henry Giscard d’Estaing, signed for Club Med to manage a new hotel at the company’s second project in Egypt in Taba Heights, Sinai. The new hotel will have 394 guestrooms, including 60 family suites, and a private beach, and benefit from the resorts other attractions including free resort-wide transportation, an 18-hole championship golf course, and international marina.

Tamleek launches ‘Sanadak’
As part of its ongoing aims to diversify both its real-estate and its investment portfolios, Tamleek recently launched its new and innovative investment solution Through this real-estate based investment solution Tamleek offers investors tempting investment opportunities regardless of their individual spending powers, or their incomes.
Tamleek Real-Estate and Development announced the launch of its new investment solution, “Sanadak”. during a recent press conference in Amman. Through “Sanadak”, Tamleek grants investors from all sectors of the community the chance to own shares in a real-estate company that leases real-estate properties. Investors in this company may benefit from any future rise in the values of real-estate properties it owns, and to enjoy the benefits of having an annual income, earned from rental fees.
During the conference’s proceedings, Vice Chairman and CEO of Tamleek, Mr Muayad Al-Dabbas, explained how this solution is aligned with its strategy for creating opportunities to provide attractive revenues for all individuals wishing to invest in real-estate.
“By launching solutions like Sanadak, we at Tamleek are striving to become pioneering providers of investment solutions, quality services, and sustainable revenue gains for all interested investors regardless of the size of their investments or their spending powers,” he said.

Easter at InterContinental Jordan
InterContinental Jordan celebrates Easter’s festivities this season, where guests and families will get the chance to celebrate Easter at the hotel in humility and tranquility. InterContinental Jordan hosts a traditional Western & Eastern Buffet Lunch at The Atrium restaurant on April 8, to celebrate the joyous times of Easter. The hotel is also offering takeaway traditional cookies made with flour or semolina, such as date cookies, walnut cookies and pistachio cookies; they will all be sold at the hotel’s Deli Café as of April 5.

Marseille,03 26 2007
The Star
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