FIRST LOOK: Inside d.ream's Ruya restaurant, Dubai

The restaurant group behind Coya, Nusr-Et and Zuma will open new restaurant, Ruya, in Q3 2016

News Analysis: Will direct booking overtake OTAs?

News Analysis: Will direct booking overtake OTAs?

Online travel agencies (OTAs) have been a staple resource for guests who are shopping around for the right hotel. However, hotels are now looking for new ways in which to drive direct booking traffic to their own websites

Park Inn by Radisson unveils rebranded website

Park Inn by Radisson unveils rebranded website

The mid-market hotel brand has removed all Flash elements from the design, and integrated social media channels

Emaar adds 3D to its in-room repertoire

Emaar adds 3D to its in-room repertoire

The Address Dubai Marina has introduced an in-room service, which allows guests to watch 3D movies

Alubond to drop cladding linked to Address fire

Alubond to drop cladding linked to Address fire

The use of flammable external cladding was flagged as one of the possible causes of the fire at the Address Downtown Dubai on December 31 2015

HotelsPro upgrades API in partnership with Juniper

HotelsPro upgrades API in partnership with Juniper

HotelsPro has offices in Dubai, Istanbul, London, Orlando and Shanghai

33% of procurement use no management system

33% of procurement use no management system

Hotelier Middle East's Hospitality Procurement Report 2016 reveals that procurement management systems in the Middle East are mostly outdated, or even not being used at all

ADVERTORIAL: Digital benefits for luxury hoteliers

ADVERTORIAL: Digital benefits for luxury hoteliers

Immidia, a startup dedicated to instant luxury experiences, is showing the way for luxury hoteliers

Dusit launches Arabic booking engine for website

Dusit launches Arabic booking engine for website

Capitalising on the growing Arabic-speaking tourist market, Dusit International has launched its website in Arabic

FastBooking to start operations in Dubai

FastBooking to start operations in Dubai

The AccorHotels-owned direct booking solutions website offers cheaper fees to independent hotels compared to other OTAs

Irene Forte debuts upskilling and career path app

Irene Forte debuts upskilling and career path app

The app called Map My Future, created by Irene Forte, will be available to purchase by any hospitality company, and will help people map their careers

Shangri-La using Oculus Rift for product training

Shangri-La using Oculus Rift for product training

All Shangri-La hotels will have custom-made videos that will be rolled out on Oculus Rift for product training

Comment: Virtual Reality versus Augmented Reality

Comment: Virtual Reality versus Augmented Reality

The new reality for hospitality has arrived

UAE among global leaders in smart hospitality

UAE among global leaders in smart hospitality

UAE hoteliers are advised to plan their digital transformation journeys and information management solutions by 2017 in order to succeed at Expo 2020

Comment: Creative technology for hoteliers

Comment: Creative technology for hoteliers

How can hoteliers use new technology to improve their offering?

Radisson Blu Muscat gains Safehotels Certificate

Radisson Blu Muscat gains Safehotels Certificate

The Omani property has been awarded for its best practice in relation to safety and security in the hotel


EDITOR'S CHOICE »
FRHI reveals expansion plans in MEA region
Business FRHI reveals expansion plans in MEA region

Over the next 18 months, the hotel operator has five properties scheduled to open, with the MEAI portfolio set to double

RAK CEO keeps a
Back of House RAK CEO keeps a "close eye" on Brexit effect

Following the devaluation of the pound, Brexit could eventually affect the number of UK visitors coming to the Middle East

Emaar to revive 10km Dubailand hotel project
Business Emaar to revive 10km Dubailand hotel project

Initial plans for creating the world's longest chain of hotels in the Dubailand area were put on hold due to the global financial crisis

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Hotelier Middle East's new product launches: July
Hotelier Middle East's new product launches: July

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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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Caterer Middle East's hot new products: June

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