Serviced apartments:  A growing sector

Serviced apartments: A growing sector

According to 2018’s Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report, there are over one million serviced apartment units worldwide in over 13,000 locations, providing hotel-like amenities. These alternative accommodation facilities have become particularly popular among two categories of travelers, namely the business and family segments. Nada Alameddine, partner at Hodema Consulting Services, explains

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Introduction to mid-market resorts in the GCC

Introduction to mid-market resorts in the GCC

Christopher Lund and Thuku Kimani from Colliers International examine the case for mid-market resorts in the GCC nations of the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain

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The UAE hotel market outlook

The UAE hotel market outlook

A review of the latest hotel performance indicators, outlook and insights on the UAE hotel market, focusing on the Emirates of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the Northern Emirates of Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Fujairah, from Talal Yousif, Director of HVS

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Hotel technology: What’s next?

Hotel technology: What’s next?

What will hotel owners likely see in the next three to five years and how can we drive technology adoption in the hospitality industry?

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Cairo, Riyadh, Istanbul, and Dubai on WTTC’s global cities’ readiness for tourism

Cairo, Riyadh, Istanbul, and Dubai on WTTC’s global cities’ readiness for tourism

The index measures 50 global gateway cities into one of five levels of ‘readiness’ and provides actionable solutions to foster sustainable growth.

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HotStats’ latest Middle East and Africa hotel insights report

HotStats’ latest Middle East and Africa hotel insights report

It’s been tough sledding for hotels in the Middle East & North Africa. February marked the sixth consecutive month of year-over-year profit decline, in spite of a slight rise in RevPAR, according to the latest data tracking full-service hotels from HotStats. GOPPAR (Total Gross Operating Profit) for the month declined...

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Saudi Arabia is the largest market for bottled water in the region

Saudi Arabia is the largest market for bottled water in the region

Still water represents the largest type, accounting for the majority of the share in the GCC region.

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Saudi Arabian market emerging as a hub for entertainment

Saudi Arabian market emerging as a hub for entertainment

SEVEN is behind KSA’s first cinemas to open in more than 35 years, in a partnership with US based AMC Group, the largest cinema operator in the world.

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IHG installs innovative lighting tech to help guests sleep better

IHG installs innovative lighting tech to help guests sleep better

This versatile, dual-spectrum luminaire can help you to effortlessly bring energy-efficient, circadian lighting right to your hotel room.

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Drees & Sommer launch global hospitality division in the UAE   

Drees & Sommer launch global hospitality division in the UAE  

The leading European consulting, planning and project management enterprise has mandated the development and delivery of efficient and profitable hospitality concepts as worldwide tourism growth continues unabated. The company announced the launch of a new highly-specialized global hospitality team based in Dubai as an extension to the existing European operation....

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