Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

Feature: Looking ahead to AHIC 2018

by Patrick Ryan | 23 Jan 2018

Jennifer Pettinger-Haines, managing director Middle East at Bench Events talks about organising the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) What inspired you to launch AHIC? AHIC came into being after Bench Events’ Chairman, Jonathan Worsley, acted as an advisor to WTTC’s Global Travel & Tourism Summit in Doha in 2004. The event highlighted the enormous, and as

Catalysts of change discussed at AHIC

by Patrick Ryan | 27 Apr 2017

While artificial intelligence and robots are going to be a big part of Hilton’s future, the company will always retain a “people serving people” ethos, said president and CEO Chris Nassetta. Nassetta made the comments during a keynote address at Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) on Wednesday 26 April. “Our team members differentiate Hilton by delivering

Emerging technologies on the agenda at AHIC

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Apr 2017

The Middle Eastern hospitality industry will be under the spotlight at next week’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC). The event takes place in Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah from 25-27 April. Chairman of Bench Events and co-founder of AHIC, Jonathan Worsley, said: “AHIC is the premium networking and knowledge platform for the hospitality investment community in the

Looking to the future: AHIC preview

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Apr 2017

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) returns for its 2017 edition at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah. The focus of this year’s event is being a catalyst for change and with that in mind, Hotel News Middle East hosted a special roundtable with students from The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management to see how the next generation of

South America’s potential for international investment in hospitality

by Sophia Soltani | 19 Jun 2016

South American Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (SAHIC) has inked a deal with Bench Events to produce a joint venture for investors. SAHIC, now in its ninth year, has achieved a reputation for drawing serious hotel investors, C-level hotel executives, and major developers, and is the only event of its kind held in the region.

AHIC 2016 unveils exclusive data on hotel performance

by Sophia Soltani | 01 May 2016

The organisers of Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) shared exclusive data from Colliers International, HVS, and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) on the last day of the event, which took place from 26 – 28 April at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. While Colliers International presented performance data from 29 submarkets in the Middle East, HVS Dubai revealed

FRHI inks deal to open hotels in Saudi & Morocco at AHIC 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Apr 2016

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts signed two new luxury hotel developments in Morocco and Saudi Arabia at this year’s AHIC.  The two new projects include Fairmont Taghazout Bay, Morocco and Fairmont Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, which are both scheduled to open before 2020. The development of these properties will see Fairmont’s luxury hotel portfolio in the

AHIC 2016: What you need to know

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Apr 2016

This year’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) is set to take place from 26 – 28 April at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. The 12th edition of AHIC will see an overriding theme called: ‘Eye of the Future’ and will be placed under the under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman









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