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BNC Publishing unveils Meet your HOST 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Sep 2016

BNC Publishing has released the 2016 edition of  its annual Meet your HOST, coffee-table book.   Equipped with Industry Insights from Hotel News ME’s 2016 survey, Meet your HOST 2016 is an essential tool for the next generation of hoteliers and a celebration of the hard work of those leading the industry currently. Meet your

Analyst Corner: Holiday homes: Threat or opportunity?

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Sep 2016

In an exclusive snippet from Knight Frank’s Autumn Research Report for Hotel News ME, Ali Manzoor, associate partner, Knight Frank weighs in on the impact of holiday homes opening up in the region on hotels as the lure of paying less becomes an attractive prospect for tourists. While peer-to-peer markets have been operational in more

Dusit International names GM for first property in Qatar

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Sep 2016

Dusit International has appointed Ahmet Antepli as  the new general manager of the upcoming Dusit Hotel and Suites Doha.  An accomplished hotelier, Antepli has over 18 years of experience working in various hospitality positions for well-known hotel chains across the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Most recently, he was the general manager at Doubletree by

UAE to account for 20% of new hotel development in 2017

by Sophia Soltani | 16 Sep 2016

More than 300 new hotels housing almost 85,000 guest rooms are set to open across the Middle East and Africa next year, latest industry figures have revealed. The Middle East and Africa Hotel Construction Overview report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS has reported that the region will welcome 316 new builds in 2017, between them opening the doors

Nakheel adds dining hub to Nad al Sheba development

by Crystal Chesters | 04 Sep 2016

Dubai master developer Nakheel will add a new, 1.2 million ft2 shopping, dining and entertainment hub to the Nad Al Sheba master community where 1,500 villas are currently under construction. Nad Al Sheba Mall will feature around 200 shops, restaurants and entertainment outlets including a supermarket, department stores, multi-screen cinema, medical centre and fitness centre.

Nakheel inks deal for DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Jumeirah Village Triangle

by Sophia Soltani | 31 Aug 2016

Dubai based master developer, Nakheel has inked a deal with Hilton Worldwide and signed a Letter of Intent with the hotel group for a 256-room hotel in Jumeirah Village Triangle. Under the proposed agreement, the 18-storey hotel will be managed under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, known for its warm, friendly service that provides upscale

The travel-tech trends shaping the industry

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Aug 2016

As the Middle East’s travel industry grows in tandem  with ever advancing technology, a shift towards internet-based technology and the growing importance of social media for information searches are gaining momentum. An infographic, prepared ahead of the e-Travel Middle East conference highlights some of the top travel trends being seen in the Middle East, including

Hilton Worldwide seals deal for two new hotels in Kuwait

by Sophia Soltani | 25 Aug 2016

Hilton Worldwide has inked a series of deals in Kuwait which will see the opening of a Conrad Hotel and a Hilton Garden Inn in the region. A deal between Hilton and Al-Rai Real Estate Co, owned by Mabanee Co, will see Conrad Hotels and Resorts, Hilton’s smart luxury hotel brand, and midscale Hilton Garden

Dubai to introduce smart food labels

by Crystal Chesters | 24 Aug 2016

Dubai Municipality has signed a contract with Swiss company, SICPA, for a smart inspection and traceability solution for food commodities and halal products. SICPA’s smart track and trace technology, SICPATRACE, guarantees the authenticity of goods and their conformity to certain certification and accreditation. The smart labels used for tracking functions can be applied to a

World Cheese Awards 2016 opens for entries

by Crystal Chesters | 19 Aug 2016

The 29th annual World Cheese Awards, organised by the Guild of Fine Food is open from entries from 17 August – 11 October. The awards ceremony will take place in San Sebastian from 16 – 18 November 2016, supported by Artzai Gazta and the Basque Country Government, and will be the showpiece event at the









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