Belgian adventurer and seasoned hotelier Odile De Groot is making a mark as GM of Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Apartments Mahboula, Kuwait. Here, she tells us about her work, the importance of women empowerment and what she hopes to accomplish.
During the second edition of the Saudi Tourism Forum (STF), Eddy Tannous, Rotana’s COO, expressed excitement about the expansion plans, stating: “Our continuous engagement underscores our commitment to shaping the future of tourism in Saudi Arabia.”
Gone are the days when hotel lobbies were waiting areas almost solely focused on checking guests in and out. Today, these ﬁrst points of connection are transitioning into dynamic, multifunctional social hubs, in a development that reﬂects the ever-evolving expectations of their guests. David T’ Kint, founder of DTK Studio, has the lowdown on the latest lobby design trends.
Based in Riyadh, Jadwa Investment KSA has successfully secured full ownership of Black Spoon via its food and beverage opportunities fund.
Saudi Arabia’s far-reaching vision to diversify its economy and boost the non-oil sector is delivering extraordinary results, ensuring that the Kingdom remains ﬁrmly in the headlines and on investors’ radars. Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema Consulting Services, charts the latest developments in KSA’s fascinating growth story, which range from giga-project pipelines and an ever-expanding private sector to record tourism revenues.
The hospitality industry plays a vital role in the economic development of major cities around the world. This is apparent in the case of Cairo, Makkah, Doha, Manama, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as per the latest findings from the EY Middle East Hotel Benchmark Survey.
In today’s era of conscious consumerism and environmental responsibility, the hospitality industry stands at a crucial juncture. Zoé Gotti, founder of Complementation.ae, explores the symbiotic connection between responsible travel, purpose-driven initiatives and sustainable profitability. By studying successful sustainable businesses, such as desert safaris in Dubai, Gotti illustrates how this approach can catalyze global change.