With Abu Dhabi National Hotels franchising four of its properties in 2019 and Aldar franchising six in the same year, the “franchise your hotel” run has officially started in the UAE. We get the lowdown on how lucrative franchising can be from Giuliano Gasparini, head of hospitality at Aldar Properties.
A hot topic in hospitality is the impact of COVID-19 on lobby space in hotels. While there are those who believe that the lobby is now a redundant space, there are others who think that it is an important area that must be adapted. Imad Dajani, CEO of FEBC International, shares his observations.