Naif Zureikat appointed regional GM IHG Hotels & Resorts 

Naif Zureikat appointed regional GM IHG Hotels & Resorts 

Naif Zureikat will be leading operations across eight IHG hotels in Jordan and Lebanon.

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Insight into the summer performance of the ME hospitality sector

Insight into the summer performance of the ME hospitality sector

The June 2022 report of the EY Middle East hotel benchmark survey, which covers occupancy and average rate performance in key hotel markets across selected countries and cities in the Middle East on a monthly and year-to-date basis, has provided readers an insight into the Middle East’s overall hospitality performance.

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Spain in the spotlight

Spain in the spotlight

Spain’s hotel supply is characterized by mid- and upscale hotels. However, the number of higher-end hotels is increasing at a rapid pace, as HVS’ Maria Coll, senior associate, and Sophie Perret, senior director, explain.

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FHS releases insights ahead of Dubai event

FHS releases insights ahead of Dubai event

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.

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MONIN CUP returns to KSA

MONIN CUP returns to KSA

Bidfood KSA and Georges MONIN SAS France will be hosting the second edition of the Saudi Monin Cup, an international competition for professional beverage specialists.

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IntercityHotel opens its third property in Oman

IntercityHotel opens its third property in Oman

IntercityHotel Muscat, the hotel brand’s third property in the Sultanate of Oman, opened its doors on September 1, 2022.

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Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah opens on Palm West Beach

Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah opens on Palm West Beach

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.

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INK Hotel signs a deal with HITEK to use Flexi-Guest app

INK Hotel signs a deal with HITEK to use Flexi-Guest app

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.

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ENVI Lodges operates Mansour Al Sanooni Group’s ecolodges in Saudi Arabia

ENVI Lodges operates Mansour Al Sanooni Group’s ecolodges in Saudi Arabia

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.

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Rotana expands its footprint in Qatar

Rotana expands its footprint in Qatar

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.

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