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Hilton To Open 100 Hotels Across Middle East and North Africa

by Mahak Mannan | 09 Apr 2019

With its rapidly developing pipeline in the Middle East and North Africa, Hilton expects to open almost 100 hotels in the region in the next five years. This will be mainly in markets such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Morocco, and Egypt, equating to a $9 billion investment by Hilton’s development partners, including

Ascott Strengthens Middle East Management

by Mahak Mannan | 18 Mar 2019

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has bolstered its Dubai-based executive team by appointing Cyril Warsono as business development manager to assist in increasing the portfolio of properties across the Middle East and Turkey. Originally from Indonesia, Warsono is a seasoned hospitality professional with more than 20 years of international experience across all facets of the industry

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Continues Growth Across EMEA Region

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Feb 2019

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has continued to further expand its hotel portfolio across Europe, Middle East, Eurasia, and Africa (EMEA), with important new openings, a series of brand launches, and new market entries over the past year. The strong growth in EMEA follows the appointment of Dimitris Manikis as president and managing director for the

Cover Story: The Gatekeeper

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Feb 2019

Enrich, belong, engage, innovate. These are the four pillars that Gates Hospitality firmly believes in and practices as its brand ethos, the pillars that have led the group to continuously run its business successfully and make it commercially viable, which is not the reality for many of its counterparts in the hospitality industry, especially in

Dubai Investments Partners With Millennium Hotels & Resorts

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Jan 2019

Dubai Investments has signed a partnership with Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA to commence work on the Copthorne Creek Hotel, a 138-room hotel located in Al Hamriya. This is the second hospitality real estate project between the two partners who are also working together on a four-star hotel in Mirdif Hills. The facility will be

AccorHotels Opens Debut Fairmont Property In Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 13 Jan 2019

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a luxury brand within the AccorHotels network, marks the brand’s debut in the capital city of Saudi Arabia with the opening of the 298-room Fairmont Riyadh. The property is the closest luxury hotel to the King Khalid International Airport and is also one of the only luxury hotels to be located

OYO Home Set To Challenge The Middle East’s Hospitality Industry

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Jan 2019

OYO Hotels & Homes, South Asia’s biggest and fastest-growing chain of leased and franchised hotels, homes, and living spaces has announced the launch of OYO Home in Dubai. Starting with 40 homes in the city, the hospitality chain plans to ramp up the footprint to 200 homes in the next six months. It also plans

Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall Opens In Kuwait

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jan 2019

Hyatt continues steadfast Middle East expansion with the opening of its first of two new Kuwait properties  Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall, marking the reintroduction of the Hyatt Regency brand to Kuwait. The opening marks the first of two Hyatt properties in collaboration with Tamdeen Group, the

Voco Debuts in Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 20 Dec 2018

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with Mohammed Abdulaziz Al Rajhi & Sons Investment Co, to convert and rebrand two hotels in Saudi Arabia. Under the management agreements, Coral Hotel will be converted to voco Al Khobar, the first voco in the country, and Holiday Inn Al Khobar Ulaya, will undergo major refurbishment to

Chain Focus: Emaar Hospitality Group

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

Emaar Hospitality Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, one of the world’s most valuable real estate development companies with competencies in property, shopping malls, and retail as well as hospitality and leisure. Created in 2007, the group owns and manages a portfolio of hospitality assets and brands including Address Hotels + Resorts,









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