MENA GOPPAR Jumps in September

MENA GOPPAR Jumps in September

After 12 consecutive months of year-over-year profit decline, GOPPAR in the region was up 10.9% in the month, buoyed by a 4.9 percentage-point rise in occupancy and an uptick in food & beverage revenue, according to data from HotStats.

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Mama Shelter hotel brand to debut in Bahrain in 2020

Mama Shelter hotel brand to debut in Bahrain in 2020

The 160-room hotel will be developed within the USD 1.5 billion Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH) project, one of the most anticipated mixed-use projects in the Kingdom.

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Manama hotels strike ‘black gold’

Manama hotels strike ‘black gold’

Tough trading conditions have been the norm for the Middle East hotel industry over the past five years. A drop in oil prices that began in 2014 inevitably led to an economic slowdown for oil-dependent countries, including Bahrain. Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East & Africa executive, tracks the kingdom’s early stages of revival and shares his thoughts on where it goes from here

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Four new brands in the Middle East for Swiss-Belhotel

Four new brands in the Middle East for Swiss-Belhotel

Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the launch of four new brands in the Middle East in 2019. Coming to the region for the first time are Grand Swiss-Belresort (Bahrain), Swiss-Belsuites (Bahrain), Swiss-Belboutique (Kuwait) and Swiss-Belinn (Oman and Qatar) with openings scheduled over the next few months.

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Aleph Hospitality to operate 35 hotels in Middle East and Africa by 2025

Aleph Hospitality to operate 35 hotels in Middle East and Africa by 2025

Dubai-based company capitalizes on the region’s trend towards franchising and meets calls from investors to find innovative ways to maximize operational efficiency.

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Bahrain and Egypt leading tourism performance in Q1 2019

Bahrain and Egypt leading tourism performance in Q1 2019

In the Middle East, occupancy grew by almost one percent to reach 71 percent in Q1, with an average daily rate of USD 148.

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IHG’s Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef to mark the brand’s debut in Bahrain

IHG’s Staybridge Suites Manama Al Seef to mark the brand’s debut in Bahrain

There are currently five Staybridge Suites hotels open across the Middle East, with a further eight due to open in in the next three to five years.

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Khalil Srour appointed as Hotel Manager at Swiss-Belresidences Juffair

Khalil Srour appointed as Hotel Manager at Swiss-Belresidences Juffair

Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than 145 projects in Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, and UAE among others.

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Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair in Bahrain to open mid 2019

Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair in Bahrain to open mid 2019

The hotel is located right at the start of the American Alley facing the US navy base.

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Swiss-Belhotel International appoints  GM for Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair

Swiss-Belhotel International appoints GM for Swiss-Belsuites Admiral Juffair

He began his career in the industry at the Holiday Inn Munchen in Munich.

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