DAMAC was chosen by the Government of Oman to develop Mina Al Sultan Qaboos, through a joint venture with OMRAN, the government’s investment arm.
The Costa Coffee-Alghanim partnership flourished since its 2013 formation, growing to more than 75 stores. 35 of these shops opened in less than a year.
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.
The number of hotels also grew by 12 percent in 2017-18, resulting in a eight percent growth in the amount of rooms available in the country.
Following the opening of Mandarin Oriental, Doha and Mandarin Oriental Jumeira in Dubai, HN had an exclusive conversation with Christoph Mares, COO of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to discuss the chain’s upcoming plans for the region. He explained that Mandarin Oriental, Doha in Qatarl blends chic and contemporary design with touches...