hospitality

Saudi Arabia’s Hotel Sector Set For Accelerated Growth

by Mahak Mannan | 22 Jan 2019

Savills, the real estate services provider, predicts continued growth in the hotel sector across Saudi Arabia, fuelled by increasing demand from tourists. The newly released ‘Saudi Arabia Hotel Sector Report’ indicates that with a 13% increase in number of hotel rooms during 2017 and an extra 48,000 being constructed, Saudi Arabia is dramatically increasing its

$30 Billion Worth Of Hotels To Be Built In MENA By 2023

by Mahak Mannan | 21 Jan 2019

Second annual AHIC Hotel Investment Forecast identifies UAE, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia as the markets to watch in 2019 The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) 2019 has released the second annual AHIC Hotel Investment Forecast, which reveals that close to $30 billion worth of hotel construction contracts will be awarded in the Middle East and North Africa between

Dubai Tourism Partners With Al Ansari Exchange

by Mahak Mannan | 20 Jan 2019

Dubai Tourism partners can now pay through more than 180 branches of Al Ansari Exchange across the emirate. Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) and Al Ansari Exchange, a leading UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, have signed an agreement to facilitate payments for a range of tourism and travel-related

New DOSM At Millennium Airport Hotel

by Mahak Mannan | 20 Jan 2019

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has announced the appointment of Purnima Sunil as the director of sales and marketing. Sunil has over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry and her previous employment was with Bonnington Hotel Dubai, where she held the role of director of business development from 2015 to 2018. An Indian national,

Waldorf Astoria DIFC Set For Spring 2019 Opening

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Jan 2019

Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a 275-room property is getting ready for its opening in Spring 2019. The first Waldorf Astoria city hotel to open in the UAE comprises of 201 guest rooms, 46 suites, and 28 residential apartments. Evoking the elegance of the early 1960’s New York era, Waldorf Astoria DIFC promises

Marriott Set To Roll Out New Loyalty Program In February

by Mahak Mannan | 17 Jan 2019

Marriott International has unveiled Marriott Bonvoy, the new loyalty brand replacing the current loyalty brands, Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), reflecting the benefits in a single loyalty portfolio. Marriott Bonvoy launches on February 13 when the logo and branding begins rolling out across all consumer touchpoints, including on property, marketing

Personalised Email Marketing Drives Hotel Revenue

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Jan 2019

Personalisation and cross-channel data are huge factors in email marketing and are likely to become even more important during the next years. This means that companies need to optimise their email marketing efforts to gain revenue, especially in the competitive hospitality business. Email marketing is becoming even more personalised and data-driven, concludes the report of Litmus.

Fairmont Dubai Reveals Valentines Day Staycation Offer

by Mahak Mannan | 16 Jan 2019

Fairmont Sheikh Zayed Road is offering 14 luxurious suite packages at the price of AED 1,400 per couple for Valentines Day. Guests will be greeted at the Fairmont Gold suite with thousands of rose petals and panoramic views of the city skyline. A private butler will then hand over  bouquet of red roses and the

ADNH And FAB Close AED1.6 Billion Loan Agreement

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Jan 2019

Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) and First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) have signed an AED1.6bn loan facility agreement. The agreement, which will provide ADNH with the financing capability to acquire several Dubai-based hotels, was signed by Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Sultan Suroor Al Dhaheri, vice chairman of ADNH and André Sayegh, deputy group CEO and group head of corporate &

Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah Set To Open In January

by Mahak Mannan | 14 Jan 2019

Four Points by Sheraton will open its doors in Sharjah this month. The property is the brand’s first hotel in the Emirate and will complement the existing sister brand, the Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa. Located in the centre of Sharjah on King Faisal Street close to Al Ittihad Square, the city hotel will









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