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90% of travellers avoid booking a hotel if labelled “dirty” online says FCS

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Nov 2016

Eric Rogers, Vice President EMEA, FCS Computer Systems told delegates at the 2016 Executive Housekeepers Conference that, “90% of travellers avoided booking a hotel if it was labelled as dirty online.” Rogers also revealed that 70% of hotel guests claim that cleanliness and hygiene are the most important factor for a hotel. He explained: “If

Speak the language of your staff for sustainable housekeeping says EmiratesGBC

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Nov 2016

Marie-Helene Westholm-Knebel, Senior Technical Officer, Emirates Green Building Council revealed that the main sources of water consumption in a standard hotel breaks down as 30% from rooms, 16% laundry and 16% landscaping at this year’s Executive Housekeepers Conference. She insisted that housekeepers must “speak the language of their staff” to continue sustainable housekeeping practices. With

SPEAKER LINEUP: Executive Housekeepers Conference 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Nov 2016

The second edition of Hotel News ME’s Executive Housekeepers Conference will take place on November 21, 2016 at The Conrad Hotel Dubai. The Conference is set to bring together over 100 housekeeping and hospitality professionals from across the UAE and wider Middle East to discuss ever changing housekeeping practices, evolving technologies and cost effective waste

Silentnight to showcase new spring-units at Executive Housekeepers Conference

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Nov 2016

Beds and bedding manufacturer, Silentnight UAE LLC has joined the sponsor lineup for this year’s Executive Housekeepers Conference taking place on November 21, 2016 at the Conrad Hotel Dubai where they will exhibit some of their leading products.  Matthew Go, contract sales manager discusses the company’s involvement in the conference. Why is it important for

Middle East reports 11.7% increase in hotel supply

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Nov 2016

STR’s October 2016 hotel Pipeline Report has revealed that there is 158,714 rooms in 554 projects under contract in the Middle East and 57,740 rooms in 310 projects under contract in Africa. The under contract total in the Middle East represents an 11.7% increase in rooms under contract compared with October 2015. Specifically in the

5 minutes with… Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Nov 2016

Following the launch of Manitowoc Foodservice, Inc first office and equipment facility in Dubai, Hotel News ME hears from Jean Paul Roudier, vice president, emerging markets, Middle East, Africa, Russia & CIS markets on what the new premises has on offer. Why was the decision taken to launch a Manitowoc Foodservice facility in Dubai? As

Founding chairperson of Doha Housekeepers Association to speak at 2016 Executive Housekeepers Conference

by Sophia Soltani | 15 Nov 2016

The second edition of Hotel News ME’s Executive Housekeepers Conference, which is set to take place on November 21, 2016 at the Conrad Hotel Dubai will welcome Prabhat Shukla, the founding chairperson of Kuwait Housekeepers Group, established in 2009 and now The Doha Housekeepers Association. Shukla brings with him 16 years of extensive experience in housekeeping,

Pipeline Yearbook 2017 to highlight female leaders in hospitality

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Nov 2016

Hotel News ME’s annual publication, The Pipeline Yearbook will return for a 2017 edition with a special focus on female leaders in hospitality. Featuring exclusive hotel pipeline news and a guide to key territories, the Pipeline Yearbook 2017 will place insight from leading female hoteliers in a first of its kind collaboration across the MENA

FACE TO FACE: A matter of preference

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Nov 2016

As Preferred Hotels and Resorts makes steady headway in the Middle East, Hotel News ME hears from Saurabh Rai, executive vice president for South Asia, Middle East, Africa and Australasia on the company’s key growth markets and how the online channel is the missing link between the consumer, key experiences and a hotel.  Charismatic, charming

Second Aloft hotel opens in Saudi

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Nov 2016

Aloft Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc has officially opened Aloft Dhahran in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. As part of a growing portfolio of properties owned by FAS Hotels, division of Fawaz Al Hokair group, Aloft Dhahran is a modern design-centric hotel located in the hub of the city across from the Mall









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