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Autograph Collection Hotels, Marriott International’s distinctive collection of passionately independent hotels, announced that it will soon debut the brand into Kenya with Sankara Nairobi slated to join the brand’s diverse and distinguished portfolio of over 150 independent hotels around the world. A hallmark of hospitality in Kenya’s capital city, the Sankara Nairobi shares the brand’s values of vision, design and craft and its’ exactly like nothing else mantra. Owned by Westlands Hotels Limited, the hotel is expected to be rebranded in early 2019.

Since first opening its doors in 1991 on the shores of Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, Urth Caffe has established itself as the leading organic heirloom coffee roaster in the States, winning an array of loyal fans including Kylie Jenner and Hayley Baldwin. Following its considerable success in Los Angeles, Japan and more recently Saudi Arabia, Urth Caffe is delighted to open its latest venue in the heart of Dubai’s popular City Walk. Designed to bring a feeling of laid-back LA cool to Dubai’s fast-paced city streets, Urth looks set to become the go-to hangout for Dubai foodies, families and wellbeing connoisseurs, with its endless list of delicious and body-friendly fare.

The Square, the licensed dining location at City Walk, presents a new level of al fresco brunching this season, combining three separate experiences into one. Housing world-class restaurants, Toro + Ko, LIMA Dubai and Galvin Bistrot & Bar, the destination brings together its unique outlets to offer an eclectic mix of French Bistrot classics, Peruvian cuisine and Spanish Tapas alongside free flowing premium beverages. Launching on Friday 2nd of November, One Brunch at The Square will offer guests an opportunity to savour all three restaurants at once, followed by a relaxed after party with three different music styles, atmosphere and vibe across the connected upper floor bars, overlooking the lively courtyard.

Taking place on Friday 23rd November, Thailand’s very own ‘festival of lights’ Loy Krathong will illuminate the South East Asian country. This national event usually held in the second half of November during full moon, is most famous for its launching of a krathong – a floating lantern carrying candles, flowers and, most crucially, a prayer or wish. For lucky travellers, the sight of rivers and lakes glowing with thousands of tiny lights is a magical sight and once-in-a-lifetime experience. For those spending November in the GCC, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas is celebrating Loy Krathong in style, with a wide range of activities including a one-off Thai dish fit for a party, floating krathongs and authentic dance performances designed to transport guests to Thailand.

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