The QE2 Opens in Dubai
The Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) will open its doors to the public on the 18th of April 2018 following highly anticipated international interest.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180416005377/en/
The Queen Elizabeth 2 opens as a floating hotel in Dubai (Photo: AETOSWire)
PCFC Hotels – part of the Dubai government’s Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation – has reinvented the legendary vessel as the latest must-see tourism destination, in a city renowned for its world-class attractions.
The world-famous cruise liner, which has a history spanning 5 decades, is now docked permanently at Mina Rashid, where her dining, accommodation and entertainment attractions will be unveiled. Her opening marks the first phase – a “soft opening” – of several stages in which segments of the liner will be opened and released for a unique experience capturing all that was grand about her forty years of service. In this first phase, she will be welcoming passengers on board to experience a selection of beautifully restored rooms and suites, to discover 5 of the planned 13 restaurants and bars and explore her rich history in the adjacent QE2 Heritage Exhibition.
Hamza Mustafa, CEO of PCFC Hotels commented: “To finally open the QE2 is a dream come true for my team and I. It is one of Dubai’s most highly anticipated projects and we know that a lot of people are going to be very excited to see her for the first time, or to step back on board the vessel that created so many wonderful memories during her 40 years at sea.
We are especially thankful to our Chairman, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem whose vision and determination to give her a second life has come to fruition. His passion for the Queen Elizabeth 2 and all that she represents means that she can continue to deliver the grandeur that she stood for, within a new special location at the heart Mina Rashid, in Dubai.
We have dedicated more than 2.7 million man-hours into transforming this legendary ocean liner into the multi-faceted tourist destination that she is today and I am very proud to reintroduce her to the world as she embarks on the next stage of her celebrated journey. It has been an honor to work on this wonderful project and to help ensure that our lovely Lady lives up to her new slogan: still making history.”
The 13-deck hotel has been thoughtfully restored to her former glory – maintaining her most loved interior design features – including her period furniture, renowned paintings and famous memorabilia. The original porthole windows still add a maritime feel to the attractive modernized guest rooms and a number of her original restaurants have retained the same names and décor as her former years. Whilst extensively preserving her authentic elements, she has been fully equipped with all the latest technology.
Adjacent to the hotel lobby is the QE2 Exhibition – an interactive museum that showcases the QE2 during the 60’s when she was a pioneer in design, technology and lifestyle – words often used to describe the city she resides in today.
From small but beautifully designed ‘cabin’ style Standard Rooms starting at 17m², to the 76m² Royal Suites belonging to the Queen herself – the QE2 will offer a selection of 13 room and suite categories for Passengers to experience.
The gem in the crown of the QE2 are the two Royal Suites named after the Queen’s mother and grandmother. These suites offer a private veranda, conservatory and dining room – in addition to a luxurious bedroom. Highly personalised amenities are included for Passengers who can book the suite by invitation only.
During the soft launch of the QE2, Passengers can experience some of the ship’s original restaurants including The Chart Room – a sophisticated and historical lounge and bar; The Golden Lion – a traditional English pub and potentially one of Dubai’s oldest; The Pavilion – a family restaurant with an expansive terrace overlooking the marina; Lido – the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurant; The Grand Lounge – a cabaret-style lounge with a weekly entertainment programme; and the Yacht Club – a chic rendition of the former venue as well as a unique take on the traditional afternoon tea.
The hotel’s signature restaurant is The Queens Grill which offers a refined selection of British fine-dining dishes as well as a tasting menu that recreates a classic selection of dishes from 1969.
The QE2 is home to a number of unique event and meeting room spaces, most notably The Queen’s Room – an inimitable ballroom unlike any other in the city.
The grand launch of the QE2 will take place in October 2018.
Notes to Editor
Download a selection of images here: https://we.tl/UpFGMThloR
About PCFC Hotels
PCFC Hotels (PCFCH) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Government of Dubai’s Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation (PCFC). PCFCH has investment platforms in the hospitality, retail, real estate and technology sectors. It is the operator, as well as the asset and development manager of the QE2.
A brief history
On September 20 1967, Queen Elizabeth named the QE2 after her mother in the company of Prince Phillip and 30,000 spectators arrived at John Brown’s shipyard on Clydebank in Scotland. On 2 May 1969, she made her maiden transatlantic voyage.
In her lifetime, the QE2 would complete 1,400 voyages, sail some 6 million nautical miles and play gracious host to almost 2.5 million passengers. She would complete 25 tours around the world and, after 39 years, retire in 2008 to join Dubai as a prized and prestigious attraction.
The Queen Elizabeth 2
Katie King, +971-565-263-883
Director of Marketing
For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
Tilaa tiedotteet sähköpostiisi
Haluatko tietää asioista ensimmäisten joukossa? Kun tilaat mediatiedotteemme, saat ne sähköpostiisi välittömästi julkaisuhetkellä. Tilauksen voit halutessasi perua milloin tahansa.
Lue lisää julkaisijalta Business Wire
AGCO Focuses on Animal Welfare17.1.2019 13:00 | Tiedote
AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in manufacturing and the distribution of agricultural equipment and solutions, today hosted its annual AGCO Berlin Summit. The international industry event aims to bring together decision-makers in politics, economy and society to share their experiences and discuss the future of the agricultural industry. Today’s ‘Feeding the World - The Future for Protein’ summit was focused on aspects of animal welfare in the context of modern agriculture, including the need for sustainable protein production to meet an increasing demand for protein-rich foods. The AGCO Berlin Summit is a joint initiative of AGCO and the new AGCO Agriculture Foundation. The AGCO Agriculture Foundation develops charitable initiatives to enhance global food security, sustainable agricultural development and positive economic impacts, particularly in developing countries. As in previous years, AGCO Finance and AGCO Fuse Technologies are sponsors of the 2019 AGCO Berlin Summit. "Whilst
Mr. Paul Bridwell Joins OpenGate Capital in Senior Operations Role for North America17.1.2019 11:00 | Tiedote
OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced that Mr. Paul Bridwell joined the firm on November 5th, 2018, as Managing Director to lead operations and portfolio management for the firm’s North American-based investments. Based in Los Angeles, Bridwell joins the OpenGate senior leadership team as a member of the firm’s Investment and Portfolio Committees. Bridwell is a tenured professional with 15 years of private equity experience and has a proven track record of delivering operating results leading to superior investor returns. He possesses solid leadership and organizational skills both as portfolio company CEO and as an operations leader developed through his tenure at two global, private equity firms. Prior to joining OpenGate, Bridwell was Partner and Managing Director – Head of Operations at a major private equity investment firm in New York City, where he established the firm’s first operations-focused group and developed a comprehensive operations approach compatib
Anywhere365 Introduces Web Agent for Microsoft Dynamics 36517.1.2019 10:00 | Tiedote
Workstreampeople, a global leader in contact center solutions for Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams, today announced the introduction of the Anywhere365 Web Agent for Microsoft Dynamics 365. Based on the Dynamics 365 Channel Integration Framework (CIF) the Web Agent is nested in the Dynamics 365 interface and provides users with Anywhere365’s omni-channel contact center functionality without having to move between applications. The Dynamics 365 client is automatically resized to accommodate the Web Agent ensuring none of the user interface is masked. Agents can receive, send, and automatically log calls, chats, emails and video all from within Dynamics 365, improving the efficiency and accuracy of customer interactions. From the Anywhere365 Web Agent, Dynamics 365 users can control media interactions and monitor real-time queue information. Integration with Microsoft Azure services provides automatic language detection and real-time translation of chat and voice interactions betwe
Ipsen Presents the Results of the First in-Human Study of a Recombinant Fast-Acting Neurotoxin (rBoNT-E) at TOXINS 201917.1.2019 09:30 | Tiedote
Regulatory News: Results of the first in-human study of a recombinant neurotoxin are being presented at the TOXINS International Conference in Copenhagen. Ipsen’s recombinant BoNT serotype E (rBoNT-E) was investigated in a phase I study that demonstrated its safety and tolerability profile in healthy volunteers1. The study also reported that it has a faster onset of action and a shorter duration of effect, as well as a quick time to peak activity, in comparison with established BoNT-A products. Further studies will be initiated to establish potential aesthetic and therapeutic uses of this investigational therapy. “The application of recombinant techniques to create novel botulinum toxin-based medicines with different onsets and durations of action, will potentially offer clinicians the flexibility to choose the most appropriate neurotoxin for each patient, which is not an option today,” said Philippe Picaut, Pharm. D., PhD, Senior Vice President Research & Development for the Neuroscie
NTT Communications to Expand Ecosystem for Interconnection of Major Data Centers in Japan17.1.2019 06:04 | Tiedote
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TOKYO:9432), announced today that it will expand the interconnection of its Nexcenter™ data centers in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan to enable client companies to connect with cloud and content services more flexibly than ever before. On a sequential basis from this month, NTT Com will begin directly connecting its ecosystem with three major internet exchanges (IXs) in Japan to enable clients to access services offered by these IXs and various NTT Com partner companies. Thereafter, NTT Com will continue to expand this ecosystem centered on NTT Com’s Nexcenter™ data centers. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190116005908/en/ Expanding Interconnection (Graphic: Business Wire) As a DX Enabler™, NTT Com uses ICT to achieve digital transformation (DX) "Transform and create business" together with clien
Piraeus Bank Presents the Principles for Responsible Banking with the Governor of the Bank of Greece16.1.2019 21:21 | Tiedote
The Principles for Responsible Banking were presented today for the first time in Greece at an event organized by Piraeus Bank with Mr. Yannis Stournaras, the Governor of the Bank of Greece, as the keynote speaker. The event was organised as part of Piraeus Bank’s commitment to the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). Piraeus is the only Greek bank to be a member of the global initiative, which includes twenty-eight banks from around the world, representing over USD 17 trillion in combined assets. Mr. Yannis Stournaras, the Governor of Bank of Greece, highlighted in his speech that the Bank of Greece fully supports the Principles for Responsible Banking and urges all of the banks to endorse the Principles and set ambitious targets. The Bank of Greece was one of the first central banks to become involved with the climate change issue, establishing the Climate Change Impacts Study Committee in 2009 and investing in one of the most significant Sustainable Dev
Uutishuoneessa voit lukea tiedotteitamme ja muuta julkaisemaamme materiaalia. Löydät sieltä niin yhteyshenkilöidemme tiedot kuin vapaasti julkaistavissa olevia kuvia ja videoita. Uutishuoneessa voit nähdä myös sosiaalisen median sisältöjä. Kaikki STT Infossa julkaistu materiaali on vapaasti median käytettävissä.Tutustu uutishuoneeseemme