The regional hospitality industry has been at the forefront of hotel performance recovery and is witnessing unprecedented growth, according to market insights released ahead of the Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) in Dubai, which is set to take place from September 19-21 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.
Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah has opened on the Palm Jumeirah. The hotel features several new dining concepts, including Zing Beach Bar and SocialBee, which features a menu designed around locally sourced honey.
Dubai-based INK Hotel has signed an agreement with HITEK, part of leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) group Farnek, to use its hospitality app, Flexi-Guest, which will digitalize the guest journey from the initial reservation through to check out, thus enhancing the guest experience and improving operational efficiency.
ENVI is expanding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with 200 keys spread across different locations. The development pipeline includes a lodge near Riyadh, which is set to open by the end of 2023.
Rotana, one of the leading hotel management companies in the region, with over 100 properties across the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Türkiye, is set to open two properties in Qatar: Bin Al Sheikh Residences by Rotana, in October 2022, and Riviera Rayhaan by Rotana, in November 2022.
Roger Moukarzel is a firm believer in the power of photography in the hospitality world. Here, the award-winning Lebanese photographer explains how restaurants and hotels can benefit from user-generated content and why he decided to team up with Hilton Hotels.
Responsible for bringing restaurants and bars to the forefront of Accor’s hotels, Hilari Voorthuis, F&B manager of Accor India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, explains responsible consumerism in all its forms.
As part of Premier Inn Middle East’s growth strategy, a new management team has been appointed ahead of the World Cup, which will take place in November and December. The Doha hotels are part of an 11-strong growing portfolio of Premier Inn hotels in the Middle East. There are currently seven hotels in Dubai and two in Abu Dhabi, with more properties in existing and new markets in the pipeline.
Following a rebrand of an existing property, Delta Hotels by Marriott, Green Community Dubai is on track to welcome its first guests in Q4 2022. The project features 248 rooms, 287 square feet of meeting and event spaces, as well as leisure facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool and pool bar, a new spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center. This marks Marriott’s second Delta Hotel opening in the UAE.