AGENDA: Hospitality Technology Forum 2017

by Crystal Chesters | 21 Mar 2017

8.00am: REGISTRATION & NETWORKING 8.30am: WELCOME ADDRESS FROM HOTEL NEWS MIDDLE EAST 8.35am: ADDRESS FROM PRESENTING SPONSOR 8.40am: KEYNOTE ADDRESS How can government authorities work with hoteliers to ensure that tourists and hotel guests can enjoy high-speed WiFi throughout their stay? 9.10am: EXPERT SESSION: GETTING THE GREEN LIGHT How should hotel operators present their proposals […]

GM Leaders Conference returns

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Mar 2017

This year’s GM Leaders Conference, hosted by Hotel News Middle East, will take place on 3 May at The W Dubai Al Habtoor City. Expected to welcome more than 150 professionals from across the region, the forum will tackle the key topics, trends and challenges impacting the hospitality industry in 2017 and beyond. Attendees, sponsors and […]

Countdown to HOTEC Middle East 2017

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Mar 2017

Key decision makers from the hotel industry in the Middle East are coming together in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 14th edition of HOTEC Middle East. HOTEC is one of the key dates on the hospitality calendar and is taking place at Fairmont Baku Flame Towers from 25-28 April. The appointment-based event which includes two full days […]

Dukes Dubai launches Great British Restaurant

by Crystal Chesters | 16 Mar 2017

Dukes Dubai on Palm Jumeirah, which is set to open later this month, has launched its signature dining outlet, Great British Restaurant. The venue serves British food including cod and chips, Lancashire Hot Pot, Colchester oysters and Dover sole, and for dessert, jam roly poly and walnut whip are on offer. Abdulla Bin Sulayem, CEO, […]

Agenda unveiled for Hospitality Technology Forum 2017

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Mar 2017

The agenda has been set for the inaugural Hospitality Technology Forum which is taking place in the W Dubai Al Habtoor City on Wednesday, 19 April. Hotel News Middle East’s Hospitality Technology Forum will provide a platform for IT, security and engineering professionals to discuss and debate the major technological challenges, opportunities and trends facing […]

Luxury on the menu at ATM

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Mar 2017

The amount spent on outbound travel from the Middle East is going to reach $165.3 billion by 2025, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. The figures were released ahead of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which is taking place in Dubai World Trade Centre from April 24-27. There has been a 9% growth […]

Leaders In Hospitality Awards 2017: Nominations Now Open

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Mar 2017

Hotel News Middle East has opened nominations for this year’s Leaders In Hospitality Awards, celebrating excellence and innovation in the region’s hotel industry. To request a nomination form, email Set to take place at The St Regis Dubai on Wednesday 17 May, the Leaders in Hospitality Awards will celebrate 16 categories, divided into seven hotel awards […]

The Leaders In Hospitality Awards 2017: What you need to know

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Mar 2017

***NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: 13 April 2017*** How do I nominate? Download the categories, nomination guidelines and nomination form using the below links (if you have any technical issues please email for the forms). Send your completed nomination form(s) to Nomination guidelines Categories Nomination form What is the Leaders in Hospitality Awards? The Middle East’s […]

AGENDA: GM Leaders Conference 2017

by Patrick Ryan | 07 Mar 2017

GM Leaders Conference: The Agenda 8.00: Registration and Networking 8.30: Welcome Address from Hotel News Middle East 8.35: Address from Presenting Sponsor 8.40: Keynote Speech: How mergers and acquisitions are changing the face of the hospitality landscape. 9.10: Expert Session: How will Dubai’s hospitality industry continue to prosper post-Expo 2020? 9.30: Panel One: Adapting to […]

Oman reaps rewards of tourism investment

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Feb 2017

Oman is set to invest $1.17 billion from travel and tourism by 2026 according to a new report. The figures were released by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) as part of the Sultanate’s involvement in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which takes place in Dubai from 24-27 April. Senior exhibition director, ATM, Simon […]

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