Strategic master plans and reforms point to a growing appetite for hospitality investment and development across the GCC, bringing opportunities to benefit from attractive returns and contribute to the growth and diversification of regional economies. f, president, HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, maps out the openings and challenges, and crunches the numbers.
Egypt’s hospitality market has seen robust growth across the sector driven by the rapid tourism recovery post-pandemic, primarily bolstered by government and private sector economic initiatives, including, but not limited to, the establishment of new reforms and the development of new hospitality products/demand generators. These initiatives, along with strong domestic demand, supported a healthy market recovery. HVS forecasts that the opening of The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) later this year will further induce demand to benefit the hospitality industry across the country. We learn more with Ahmad Yousry Elbeheiry MRICS, associate director of HVS Middle East & Africa.
With its unique culture, landscapes and culinary riches, Morocco is among the world’s most enchanting countries. Hala Matar Choufany, president for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia at HVS, describes the hospitality scene in the North African jewel and what makes it such an intriguing tourism destination.
Over the past decade, the GCC region has transformed from a business destination to an experiential one, evidenced by an increase in international arrivals, private investments and government visions, initiatives and developments. Hala Matar Choufany, president for HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, and managing partner of HVS Dubai, outlines the market developments and what’s on the horizon.
The Middle East consists of a diverse range of hotel markets that are stimulated by varied segments of the demand and investment sphere. Hala Matar Choufany, president of HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, gives us an in-depth look at where the region’s hotel industry stands and what’s likely to unfold in 2022.
Amid the current global pandemic and travel restrictions, Saudi Arabia remains committed to its Vision 2030 and projects are underway to transform its hospitality offering. Hala Matar Choufany, president, Middle East, Africa and South Asia of HVS, shines a bright light on the kingdom’s luxury resorts and what we can expect to see.