Micro-stays app Byhours launches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain

Byhours is a Spain-based hotel booking mobile app that allows guests to book hotels in sets of three, six or 12 twelve hours with no fixed check-in time

Hotels to spend AED2.45m by 2022 to broaden bandwidth, retain tech traveller loyalty

Hotels to spend AED2.45m by 2022 to broaden bandwidth, retain tech traveller loyalty

Average 300-room hotel in Dubai faces AED2.45 million bill to upgrade Internet connectivity over coming five years

IBM launches Watson Assistant for hospitality to enhance guest engagement

IBM launches Watson Assistant for hospitality to enhance guest engagement

The assistant allows hotels to either combine the technology with existing digital voice, app or chat platforms or build a new one

Waldorf Astoria Dubai launches mobile ordering in outdoor areas

Waldorf Astoria Dubai launches mobile ordering in outdoor areas

The hotel has joined with wi-Q Technologies

Exterity celebrates 10 years in the Middle East

Exterity celebrates 10 years in the Middle East

In 2018, the company launched its hospitality-focused division, Accommtec

Rove Hotels launches dedicated mobile app

Rove Hotels launches dedicated mobile app

The Rove Hotels Mobile App is available on the App Store and Google Play, and is integrated with the hotels' reservation systems

Ritz-Carlton Bahrain unveils US$1.2 million enhancements

Ritz-Carlton Bahrain unveils US$1.2 million enhancements

Enhancements include a revitalised marina and dock area and heated outdoor swimming pools

Centara Hotels to deploy Oracle and iDeaS platforms

Centara Hotels to deploy Oracle and iDeaS platforms

The platforms will be rolled out to all Centara properties worldwide in 2018

Apple Pay now accepted at all Emaar-operated hotels

Apple Pay now accepted at all Emaar-operated hotels

The new service is available for guests across all three hotel brands of Emaar Hospitality Group

EEG launches online hotel energy and sustainability portal

EEG launches online hotel energy and sustainability portal

New online tool by Energy Efficiency Group (EEG) will help hotels reduce energy costs and environmental impact

AccorHotels launches new digital service 'Handy' in Africa

AccorHotels launches new digital service 'Handy' in Africa

AccorHotels is offering a new digital service through its hotels in Africa, in partnership with Handy

Hotelier Awards 2017 shortlist: Hotel Engineer of the Year

Hotelier Awards 2017 shortlist: Hotel Engineer of the Year

There are six hotel engineers in the running to win the title of Hotel Engineer of the Year at the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2017

Hotelier Awards 2017 shortlist: IT Person of the Year

Hotelier Awards 2017 shortlist: IT Person of the Year

The six finalists in the IT Person of the Year category for the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2017 revealed

Rove Hotels to install Oracle Opera property management system

Rove Hotels to install Oracle Opera property management system

Oracle Opera will go live at the four operational Rove Hotels, Rove Downtown, Rove City Centre, Rove Healthcare City and Rove Trade Centre

SevenRooms to roll out at Jumeirah Group's Dubai restaurants

SevenRooms to roll out at Jumeirah Group's Dubai restaurants

Reservation, seating and guest management platform, SevenRooms, is set to improve guest experience, streamline F&B operations and unlock F&B data

Rotana deploys centralised POS system for Centro Hotels

Rotana deploys centralised POS system for Centro Hotels

The system will be hosted at Rotana's data center in Abu Dhabi to provide centralised point of sale operations and will be deployed to new hotel openings


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From Dubai to Dublin: 5 most iconic hotels in the world
Quirky From Dubai to Dublin: 5 most iconic hotels in the world

In no particular order, here our are top 5 picks

Top 50 hospitality schools in the world 2018
People Top 50 hospitality schools in the world 2018

While Dubai didn't make the cut in top 50, the growing tourism hub offers quite a few schools including EAHM

A list of major hotel openings in the Middle East in Q1 2018
Business A list of major hotel openings in the Middle East in Q1 2018

In no particular order, take a look at the hottest new hotel openings of Q1 2018, across the GCC and wider Middle East region

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Interface has launched a collection with a variety of accents inspired by global textiles

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Caterer Middle East picks some of the best new F&B related products on the market

Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai
Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

A. Ronai recently launched the wooden range of chef's tools


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