Mastercard’s new multisensory culinary experience

Mastercard’s new multisensory culinary experience

Mastercard‘s ‘Fashion on a Plate’, launched in partnership with Vogue Arabia, fuses high fashion, art and fine dining to offer a series of unforgettable, multisensory culinary experiences. Following the recent introduction of its symbol and sonic branding, Mastercard announced the latest milestone in its brand transformation journey by introducing a...

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Saudi Arabia plans $2.2 billion mall construction investments

Saudi Arabia plans $2.2 billion mall construction investments

Cinema Build KSA Forum gathers key entertainment project owners, government decision-makers, regional and international retail developers to explore opportunities in the entertainment sector. The General Authority for Entertainment has indicated that the entertainment sector needs 267 billion SAR to build suitable infrastructure for entertainment across the Kingdom, with expected investments...

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Dr. Badr Al Badr’s discusses KSA’s tourism and hospitality sectors

Dr. Badr Al Badr’s discusses KSA’s tourism and hospitality sectors

Dur Hospitality, the leading hospitality company in Saudi Arabia supported the 15th edition of the industry’s leading Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), which was held in Ras Al Khaimah between the 9th and 11th of April. In the presence of prominent hotel industry professionals, Dur participated at AHIC as the...

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There is room for right hotel concepts

There is room for right hotel concepts

Panos Loupasis, Vice President Development, Middle East, Eurasia & Africa at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts discusses the region’s thriving hotel industry and the trends taking shape. April is peak season for hospitality activity in the Middle East, not strictly business specific, but also in terms of communicating and highlighting the...

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ibis Styles Manama wins triple honours for UAE’s Action Hotels

ibis Styles Manama wins triple honours for UAE’s Action Hotels

A four-star hotel’s three-prong success at the 2019 MEED Project Awards is evidence of the appeal of mid-scale affordable properties, according to the Dubai-headquartered Action Hotel’s Chairman & Founder, Sheikh Mubarak A. M. Al Sabah. Action Hotel’s ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area Bahrain has taken the Kingdom’s national honors for...

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Marriott International adding 19 properties in 2019

Marriott International adding 19 properties in 2019

Marriott International, Inc. encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,900 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 130 countries and territories. This year, the company is on track to grow its portfolio by 45 percent through the end of 2023 with over 100 properties (26,000 rooms) under development 19 of which...

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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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Four Seasons Hotel Beirut appoints new hotel manager

Four Seasons Hotel Beirut appoints new hotel manager

Four Seasons Hotel Beirut recently announced the appointment of Cornelia Mitlmeier as hotel manager of its landmark urban property located in the heart of Downtown Beirut. Born and raised in Germany, Mitlmeier has come a long way from her beginnings as an apprentice in the F&B industry. Following her diploma...

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