Covid-19 has played havoc with restaurant design. Interior architect and concept developer Suzy Habre suggests ways of working around the challenges the pandemic presents.
At the level of Middle Eastern countries, we are looking forward to entering new countries such as Egypt and Turkey during next year.
According to the Eat App data, in March 2020, restaurants across the region saw an overall 60 percent decrease in customers in the weeks leading up to all restaurants shutting down.
Restaurants, like any other business, aim to adopt a model that enables them to make a profit and viably expand their interests in untapped markets and benefit from their profit potential. One model that has become increasingly popular as a way of achieving these goals is franchising. Abdul Kader Saadi, managing director and owner of Glee Hospitality Solutions, breaks down the regional market
Major sporting events, including the Tokyo Olympics, and cultural events such as Expo 2020 Dubai are expected to have a positive impact on the sector.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA opened 11 properties under a diverse range of brands in 2019, introducing new modern and tech-enabled concepts.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts continues to expand across the Middle East with a pipeline of 23 additional properties and over 4,600 planned between now and 2023. Panos Loupasis, Vice President Development – Middle East & Africa for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, discusses the company’s ambitious growth strategy and execution.