Do guests care about hotels winning awards?

by Patrick Ryan | 09 May 2018

Firas Rashid, director of sales and marketing, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, looks at online travel forums versus traditional industry awards and asks which has the bigger influence? The impact of the internet phenomena and its effect in the hotel industry in recent years has created more competition than ever. Hoteliers will always face

First ibis Styles property comes to Oman

by Patrick Ryan | 07 May 2018

AccorHotels has announced the signing of a management agreement with Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), a leading hotel developer owner mandated to develop the Sultanate’s tourism industry, to open the first ibis Styles in Oman. The 280-room economy ibis Styles Muscat will be strategically located within the new state-of-the-art Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC)

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announces new property in Muscat

by Patrick Ryan | 06 May 2018

THE Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced it will manage a new resort and branded residence in Muscat

Lights, camera, action

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Apr 2018

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman was the toast of the BBC recently…

Keeping it real in the hospitality industry

by Patrick Ryan | 03 Apr 2018

Why you cannot fake a genuine love for hospitality…

Middle East experiences negative performance results for February

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Mar 2018

Hotels in the Middle East reported negative February 2018 performance results

Location, location, location

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Mar 2018

Hotel News Middle East catches up with James Hewitson, general manager, Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anatara

Carlson Rezidor rebrands to Radisson Hotel Group

by Patrick Ryan | 06 Mar 2018

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced its rebranding to Radisson Hotel Group, effective immediately, at the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) in Berlin. “Today is the start of an exciting era for the Radisson Hotel Group, united by our new brand and long-term vision to become a top three hospitality company in the world,” said Federico

Six Senses Zighy Bay appoints new pastry chef

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Mar 2018

Omani chef, Ahood Al Owaisah joins the luxury hotel as the first female pastry commis. Chef Al Owaisah will be developing her dessert and sweet-making skills in the main kitchen of Six Senses Zighy Bay while making traditional and international treats for resort’s visitors.  Al Owaisah comes from Barka and is excited to venture in

Authentic Luxury – What does it really mean?

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Mar 2018

Darren Darwin, general manager, Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, returns to talk about about the value of luxury in a hotel In my last article, I talked about one of our brand pillars, indigenous, and how that related to our resort. I decided to continue along a similar path and train of thought, now

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