Al Hokair’s MENA Hotels debuts in Dubai

Al Hokair’s MENA Hotels debuts in Dubai

Saudi-based hospitality and entertainment group Al Hokair announced the expansion of MENA Hotels in the UAE with the opening of MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai.   Founded in 2008 by Al Hokair Group, MENA Hotels currently boasts a portfolio of eight projects including five in Saudi Arabia, two in Jordan and...

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IHG signs two new properties in Dubai Business Bay

IHG signs two new properties in Dubai Business Bay

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), signed two new properties in Dubai: Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residences Dubai Business Bay. Both properties are in partnership with API Hotels & Resorts, and their location in Dubai’s Business Bay area, the planned business capital of the region, is in line with IHG’s strategy to...

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Nakheel to unveil projects worth USD 871 million at Cityscape Global 2017

Nakheel to unveil projects worth USD 871 million at Cityscape Global 2017

Dubai-based master developer Nakheel is gearing up to unveil a diverse range of projects, worth more than USD 871 million, at Cityscape Global 2017.   Nakheel will launch six new residential, retail and hospitality developments at four of its communities in Dubai – including its world-famous flagship master development, Palm...

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JB’S Gastropub opens at Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach

JB’S Gastropub opens at Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach

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Regional master of hospitality: Mohamed Najia

Regional master of hospitality: Mohamed Najia

Mohamed Najia The Regional Master Of Hospitality An industry leader in Kuwait and in the MENA region, with over three decades of experience, Mohamed Najia has a repertoire that includes a variety of successes recognized on a regional and global scale As a hospitality and food industry veteran, how do...

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Veteran hotelier Amine Moukarzel dreams big

Veteran hotelier Amine Moukarzel dreams big

  Let’s Do, Dare and Dream… Together In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with HN, veteran hotelier Amine Moukarzel talks exciting expansion plans, areas of focus and the key differentiators related to services across the regional hospitality industry How is the regional industry currently faring compared to other markets? The...

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The growing trend and rising cost of hotel art

The growing trend and rising cost of hotel art

Standout art Hotels and restaurants across the globe are investing millions in art. Many believe that in the current competitive climate, such initiatives can make an important difference to the guest’s experience. Lindsey Gildea, creative director at Dubai-based 17A Art Consultants, speaks about art as an added value in hotels...

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Tourism in the land of the Pharaohs

Tourism in the land of the Pharaohs

Tourism in the Land of the Pharaohs   Egypt’s tourism industry has historically accounted for about 13 percent of the economy and corresponding levels of employment. While the country’s political instability and social upheaval have severely affected its hospitality industry, the country can still capitalize on the sector’s traditional role...

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BUSINESS EYE ON SHANGHAI

5 questions to Boecker® Public Health CEO Michel Bayoud As the leading public health service provider in the Middle East, Boecker has long been a pioneer in the pest control industry, both across the region and further afield. In July, the firm participated in the International Conference on Urban Pests...

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