Hotel News Middle East

Feature: The Personal Touch

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Feb 2018

Hotel News Middle East speaks to hoteliers across the region about how they are meeting guest expectations for a personalised service… The days of hotels being able to offer a one-size fits all service are long gone. The advent of the millennials has changed the playing field for all and sundry, hoteliers now have to […]

New DOSM appointed by Fairmont Dubai

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Feb 2018

Fairmont Dubai has announced the appointment of Valerie Vayssiere as director of sales and marketing. Valerie joins Fairmont Dubai from her most recent role as director of sales at the Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, a position she held since June 2015. Prior to this role, she was the Director of Sales at Shangri-La […]

Construction work begins on The St. Regis Beach Club

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Feb 2018

Construction is under way on The St. Regis Beach Club on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, it has been confirmed by developer Nakheel. The company has awarded a contract worth AED79.7 million to Ghantoot Gulf Contracting to build the beachfront facility. Due to open in 2019, The St. Regis Beach Club complements The St. Regis Dubai – […]

Interview: As good as Gold

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Feb 2018

Zulal Gul, Fairmont Gold manager, Fairmont Dubai, tells us about her incredible journey throughout the industry… Describe your first ever role in the hotel industry? I was given the opportunity to start my career in Turkey as a receptionist at the Six Senses Spa, at the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay Bodrum in 2010. Initially, it […]

Negative performance from Jeddah hotels to start 2018

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Feb 2018

Hotels in Jeddah posted a drop of 2.4% in terms of Average Daily Rate (ADR) as well as fall of 2.1% in RevPAR for the start of 2018. The figures were posted by industry analysts STR who stated that the negative performance was chiefly down to a significant rise of 11.1% in terms of supply. […]

More than half of the Saudi pipeline will open in 2018, says report

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Feb 2018

Almost 60% of Saudi Arabia’s current construction pipeline of 143 hotels is forecast to open in 2018, according to a new report. The ‘Saudi Arabia Hotel Construction Overview’ report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS – compiled ahead of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia (10-12 April 2018) – has revealed that 84 hotels comprising 27,281 rooms will open throughout the Kingdom […]

Dubai experiences first January growth in RevPAR since 2014

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Feb 2018

Dubai has experienced its first January growth in RevPAR since 2014 according to figures released by industry analysts STR. “High demand was enough to outpace somewhat slowing supply growth and push a positive occupancy comparison,” said a spokesperson. “As a result, Dubai saw its first January increase in RevPAR since 2014. STR analysts note the […]

The world’s tallest hotel opens in Dubai tomorrow

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Feb 2018

The world’s tallest hotel is set to open in Dubai tomorrow. When the Gevora Hotel, which is based on Sheikh Zayed Road, opens tomorrow it will replace JW Marriott Marquis as the tallest hotel anywhere in the world. The 356-metre hotel will be home to 528 hotel rooms and suites as well as five separate […]

Video: Sustaining the challenge with InSinkErator

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Feb 2018

InSinkErator, the business unit of Emerson, is on a mission to educate the region on the advantages of sustainable practices. This was never better illustrated than an event last month in which they met members of the Sustainable City community for a night of education. Catering News Middle East was at the event to experience […]

Ajman Hotel announces new GM

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Feb 2018

George Ganchev has been appointed as the new general manager of Ajman Hotel. Ganchev said: “I am honoured to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, as rebranding an hotel includes new challenges that I am ready to tackle with the pioneer’s team of Blazon Hotels. “Our vision for this property is to remain one […]

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