Sabre hosts digital conference for hoteliers across Asia Pacific

The Digital Next Arena series was aimed at empowering hoteliers to transform guest experience

New Melia Hotels to replace room keys with bracelets

New Melia Hotels to replace room keys with bracelets

The hotel company partnered with Oracle to develop bracelets that use cloud technology to unlock rooms

Best Western launches Arabic website to enhance customer reach

Best Western launches Arabic website to enhance customer reach

Currently, the hotel company has 16 hotels in the MENA region

Transcorp Hilton Abuja pushes for elevated digital guest experience

Transcorp Hilton Abuja pushes for elevated digital guest experience

The hotel has introduced ICEapp powered by Intelity which allows guests to control their experience prior to arriving from their personal devices

Sabre appoints new head of finance for Middle East

Sabre appoints new head of finance for Middle East

Sumit Chaudhary will be based in Bahrain

Web Attack report shows hospitality industry under siege from botnets

Web Attack report shows hospitality industry under siege from botnets

Bot-driven credential abuse, DDoS attacks have continued to rise while leveraging new techniques to overwhelm web-facing systems

Local Measure launches a real-time hotel customer feedback tool

Local Measure launches a real-time hotel customer feedback tool

Pulse is designed to address issues immediately and consequently improve the bottom line metrics

Assa Abloy partners with OpenKey for digital key solution

Assa Abloy partners with OpenKey for digital key solution

OpenKey is a developer of hotel entry mobile applications

Instaroom launches web-based concierge platform for hoteliers

Instaroom launches web-based concierge platform for hoteliers

Communication solution for hoteliers is designed to engage customers, lower distribution costs, and manage complex bookings

Exterity expands Middle Eastern team to sustain market growth

Exterity expands Middle Eastern team to sustain market growth

The company recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in the region

Amazon partners with Marriott to launch Alexa for Hospitality

Amazon partners with Marriott to launch Alexa for Hospitality

Guests can just ask Alexa for more towels, to play music or even to just check out

AccorHotels tests facial recognition in Brazil

AccorHotels tests facial recognition in Brazil

The advanced technology is aimed at improving the customer experience

Emaar picks Microsoft Dynamics 365 for finance and operations

Emaar picks Microsoft Dynamics 365 for finance and operations

Company will use Dynamics 365 for finance & operations to support expansion and improve service levels

Airbnb introduces new Snapchat-like Travel Stories feature

Airbnb introduces new Snapchat-like Travel Stories feature

Travellers can now upload videos that show the highlights from their trips

Marriott and Al Tayyar Travel Group sign agreement

Marriott and Al Tayyar Travel Group sign agreement

The real-time connectivity agreement allows Al Tayyar direct access to Marriott International's global portfolio of hotels

Crowne Plaza Dubai appoints director of engineering

Crowne Plaza Dubai appoints director of engineering

Shailesh Kumar has more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry with Marriott and Oberoi


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News analysis: A shift in owner-operator relationship in the Middle East
Business News analysis: A shift in owner-operator relationship in the Middle East

As the UAE hotel market gets more competitive, owner/operator relationships grow increasingly strained

Moving up: Ranks 11 to 20 in the Hotelier Middle East Power 50
REPORTS Moving up: Ranks 11 to 20 in the Hotelier Middle East Power 50

As always, the Power 50 is a subjective ranking, but it’s also grounded in facts and data

POWER 50 2018: Here are the top 10 hoteliers in the Middle East
People POWER 50 2018: Here are the top 10 hoteliers in the Middle East

With no plans to slow down on the expanding footprint in the region, Accor’s Olivier Granet took the top spot

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