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

The Merchant House to open in Bahrain

by Patrick Ryan | 09 May 2018

The boutique hotel is expected to open later this year…

‘Hoteliers need to change attitudes to OTAs’

by Patrick Ryan | 08 May 2018

The hospitality industry has to change its attitude towards online travel agencies (OTAs)…

All the action from the GM Leaders Conference 2018

by Patrick Ryan | 08 May 2018

BNC Publishing’s GM Leaders Conference 2018 took place at The St. Regis Dubai on Monday, 7 May and was a veritable who’s who of the major players in the Middle East hospitality scene…

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)

Dubai businessman buys New York’s Plaza Hotel

by Patrick Ryan | 06 May 2018

The iconic Plaza Hotel in New York has been bought by a Dubai businessman in a deal worth $600 million.

Swiss-Belhotel to have 30 hotels in the region

by Patrick Ryan | 06 May 2018

Swiss-Belhotel International has unveiled plans to have 30 hotels across the Middle East and Africa by 2021.

Making a difference at Park Rotana

by Patrick Ryan | 06 May 2018

Youssouf Taher, director of human resources Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi, is under the spotlight…

Last call for the GM Leaders Conference 2018

by Patrick Ryan | 06 May 2018

There are less than 24 hours to go before the 2018 edition of the GM Leaders Conference takes place at The St. Regis Dubai.

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

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