On the Spot: Putting people first

by Patrick Ryan | 25 Apr 2018

Alejandro Bernabé, vice president of operations, Avani Hotels & Resorts, is under the spotlight this month… What’s the best thing about your job? The possibility of working with great people with whom I have a lot of fun with while continuing to discover the world. What made you choose this role? Being in charge of

Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront ATM Party

by Patrick Ryan | 24 Apr 2018

The ATM party on 23 April at the newly-opened Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront was a glamorous affair and Hotel News Middle East was there to catch all the fun…

Ascott to open two new hotels in Saudi Arabia

by Patrick Ryan | 24 Apr 2018

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has announced the opening of two properties in Saudi Arabia later this year

Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah to open in Q4 2018

by Patrick Ryan | 24 Apr 2018

Citymax Hotels has announced the Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah will open in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Roda Hotels & Resorts opens new four-star property in Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 24 Apr 2018

Roda Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of a four-star property that targets business and leisure travellers ‘who are looking for comfortable, affordable yet chic accommodation in Dubai’.

Hospitality and tourism projects worth $147 billion in the GCC

by Patrick Ryan | 24 Apr 2018

The total value of the live hospitality and tourism projects across the GCC has exceeded $147 billion in value.

Occupancy on the rise in the UAE but ADR and RevPAR fall

by Patrick Ryan | 24 Apr 2018

Occupancy levels are on the rise in the UAE according to figures released by industry analysts STR. It is not all good news though as the ADR fell by 3.4% to AED666.48 and RevPAR experienced a drop of 2.3% to AED556.12. “Healthy demand growth (+5.2%) was enough to outpace continued significant supply growth (+4.0%) in

Citymax Hotels appoints new Chief Operating Officer

by Patrick Ryan | 23 Apr 2018

Citymax Hotels has appointed Aly Shariff as chief operating officer.

Meliá to operate the Desert Palm Dubai Hotel

by Patrick Ryan | 23 Apr 2018

Meliá Hotels International has announced the signing of an agreement to operate the Desert Palm Dubai Hotel.

MGallery signs two new hotels in Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 23 Apr 2018

MGallery has announced the signing of two new hotels with the Khamas Group of Investments, a multi-industry investor and operator. The agreement is for the opening of two upper upscale lifestyle properties in Dubai: MGallery Dubai Business Bay and MGallery Bur Dubai. Sami Nasser, chief operating officer, Luxury Brands, AccorHotels Middle East, commented: “Today marks the









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