Supply outstrips demand in Abu Dhabi

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Feb 2017

The supply of hotels in Abu Dhabi is outstripping demand, according to figures released by STR. The supply of hotels in the UAE capital increased by 3.9% in a year-on-year comparison for January 2017. The demand increased by 2.4% which means there is a shortfall of 1.5% between the two. The occupancy levels also dropped

Middle East hotel deals to treat your Valentine

by Dina Maaty | 12 Feb 2017

Armani Hotel Dubai Package: Keep it simple yet sophisticated this Valentine’s, and create cherished memories at the same time, with a soothing 60-minute couple’s spa session followed by a relaxing lunch featuring the best spa cuisine to be enjoyed in the exclusive setting of the Armani pool terrace. Add special access to the Armani Terme

Grand Millennium Al Wahda signs up two new directors

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Feb 2017

There have been two new appointments at the , Abu Dhabi. Mohamed Al Bahrawy has joined as director of sales and marketing while Nurina Anuar is the director of public relations and communications. With more than 20 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing, Al Bahrawy’s most recent role was director of sales and marketing at

UAE hospitality sector expected to improve in 2017

by Patrick Ryan | 02 Feb 2017

The hospitality market in the UAE is expected to see an improvement in 2017 thanks to investment in theme parks and the opera district. That’s according to a 2016 year end report, that was released by global property consultants Knight Frank, which said that Abu Dhabi should also expect a rise in visitors following investment

Hotel technology under the spotlight at HTNG Conference

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Jan 2017

There was a glimpse into the future use of technology at the Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) Conference 2017 in Dubai on Wednesday, 25 January. Hotel News ME caught up with CEO Michael Blake at the event in Dubai’s Ritz Carlton Hotel. “It’s very important to get together in one space because we need to

Finding your niche in the GCC market

by Patrick Ryan | 25 Jan 2017

Emerging markets to look out for in 2017 The Gulf’s major tourism destinations have come a long way over the past two decades. When their respective governments first made economic diversification a top priority and earmarked tourism as a key growth sector, they were yet to define what would make their destination offering different to

Insinkerator opens Middle East & Africa training centre

by Crystal Chesters | 22 Jan 2017

Waste disposal systems specialist, Insinkerator, has opened its first dedicated training centre for the Middle East and Africa region. The training centre is located at the Emerson headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone South, Dubai, UAE. Aimed at highlighting the need for food wastage solutions for residential and commercial projects, the centre will host regular

Spotlight on Fujairah

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Jan 2017

Having been in the UAE for 15 years Patrick Antaki, complex general manager for Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort Fujairah and the Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa has witnessed the steady progression of each Emirate. Here he tells Hotel News ME how an establishment can flourish in Fujairah and why

Exhibitor Awards announced for ATM

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Jan 2017

  Exhibitors at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) will be going all out to showcase their flair and business acumen after it was confirmed that the Exhibitor Awards will be running again. This will be the third consecutive year that the awards, which recognise the design creativity and business-friendly appeal of exhibiting companies, have

Peruvian restaurant opens at Abu Dhabi’s Bab Al Qasr

by Crystal Chesters | 15 Jan 2017

Limo restaurant has opened at Bab Al Qasr hotel in Abu Dhabi, offering Peruvian cuisine. The restaurant has no menus and dishes are presented table-side for guests to select. Items on offer include Ceviche Aji Amarillo, Chupe Lobster, Amazonas and Tres Leches. Limo is open from Mondays to Saturdays from 7pm to 12am, with dishes

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