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AGENDA: GM Leaders Conference 2017

by Patrick Ryan | 07 Mar 2017

THE AGENDA: GM LEADERS CONFERENCE 2017 Wednesday 3 May, W Dubai Al Habtoor City 8.00: Registration and Networking 8.30: Welcome Address: Hotel News Middle East 8.35: Welcome Address: Rikan, GM Leaders Conference Presenting Sponsor 8.40: Welcome Address: Jason Harding, complex general manager at St Regis, W and Westin Hotel – Al Habtoor City 8.45: Expert Session: Global Megatrends and

InterContinental Doha Residences opens its doors

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Nov 2016

InterContinental Hotels Group has opened InterContinental Doha Residences under a management agreement with Gulf Hotels Company WLL. Located on Doha’s longest natural private beach, the new property brings 82 luxury residences to Doha, comprising 17 three-bedroom villas, eight three-bedroom apartments, 15 two-bedroom apartments and 42 one-bedroom apartments. Pascal Gauvin, chief operating officer, India, Middle East

Filippo Sona confirms his participation as one of the judges for Leaders in Hospitality Awards 2016

by Sophia Soltani | 22 Mar 2016

Filippo Sona, director,  head of hotels, MENA region, Colliers International has confirmed his support of this year’s Leaders in Hospitality Awards by joining the judging panel. Sona has worked in the hospitality industry all his life, and has spent the past 21 years at an international level. The early part of his career included experience

Starwood holds annual Leadership Conference to discuss the company’s 2016 business strategies

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Mar 2016

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide has kicked off its Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) leadership conference in Doha, bringing together more than 800 general managers and leaders of its finance, sales, marketing, communications and human resources teams from the region. The conference will align the teams from nearly 260 hotels across 60 countries on

Hilton identified as one of the best hospitality companies to work for in the UAE

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Mar 2016

Hilton Worldwide wins top hospitality company to work for in the UAE, by Great Place to Work.   Hilton Worldwide, which welcomes guests to 22 properties in the UAE and has plans to open 17 additional UAE hotels in the coming years, was ranked as the leading hospitality company on the list, and as a

FRHI appoints new VP of sales & marketing

by Sophia Soltani | 11 Mar 2016

FRHI Hotels & Resorts has appointed Bastien Blanc as the new vice president, sales and marketing for the Middle East, Africa and India. In his new role, Blanc will spearhead the overall sales and marketing operations for 19 hotels and will oversee the development and implementation of strategies, plans, and budgets for new and transitional

Anantara Hotels to open two resorts in Oman

by Sophia Soltani | 10 Mar 2016

Anantara Hotels is set to open two new luxury resorts in the Sultanate of Oman by mid-2016 – Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in the north east of Oman and Al Baleed Resort – Salalah by Anantara in the southern province of Dhofar. Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar will be located in the Saiq

Ajman tourism revenues reach AED 359 million in 2015

by Sophia Soltani | 10 Mar 2016

Latest figures released by Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD), have revealed total tourism revenues in Ajman for 2015 reached AED  359 million, an increase of 19% compared to 2014. The report highlighted that total guests in Ajman in 2015 reached 509,658 while total guest nights reached 1,392,406 with majority of the guests booked their stay

Market update

by Dina Maaty | 14 Jul 2015

Philip Shepherd, PwC Middle East Hospitality & Leisure Leader and Alison Grinnell, PwC Middle East Hotels Leader discuss the Middle East cities hotel forecast for 2015 and 2016. Exponential growth Growth fundamentals for the region’s hotel industry remain strong, with solid performance in terms of ADR (average daily rate) and occupancy levels; however, external factors

The spirit of giving

by Dina Maaty | 12 Jul 2015

This month Hotel News ME talks to a group of hoteliers on the importance of giving back to the local community and sustainable practices throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan. Can you tell us about any CSR activities that you are running in light of the Holy month of Ramadan? Al Deik: Jumeirah Group will

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