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A new general manager has joined the Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

A lesson in dealing with decreasing RevPAR

A lesson in dealing with decreasing RevPAR

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Site Visit: Tulip Inn Ras Al Khaimah

Site Visit: Tulip Inn Ras Al Khaimah

Hotelier Express visits the newly opened Ras Al Khaimah Tulip Inn to discover the pressures and responsibilies of being the first branded three-star hotel in the emirate

RAK to welcome 10,000-15,000 rooms in 10 years

RAK to welcome 10,000-15,000 rooms in 10 years

Rak Properties is closing on the launch of AED 5billion project as hospitality sector grows, with an estimated total 10,000-15,000 rooms coming to the emirate in the next 10 years

Sharjah to seek 200,000 Chinese tourists by 2021

Sharjah to seek 200,000 Chinese tourists by 2021

An initiative to attract visitors from China to Sharjah has been assisted with a new Chinese visa on arrival regulation

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre drives MICE

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre drives MICE

Business travel to the Sultanate is set to get a major boost following the opening of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre last month

The Ascott Limited hits 50,000 units globally

The Ascott Limited hits 50,000 units globally

Ascot's' expansion crosses 50,000 units globally with 10,000 units added in 2016

Hotels offer UAE National Day discounts

Hotels offer UAE National Day discounts

To commemorate the 45th birthday of the UAE, hotels are developing limited-time National Day offers for their guests

Middle East breaks record at WTM 2016

Middle East breaks record at WTM 2016

Travel trade show draws record overall attendance of 51,500, with record breaking numbers from the Middle East

Hospitality brands should embrace YouTube

Hospitality brands should embrace YouTube

Video is the 'new language' of brand communication, according to Cloud 7 Hotels cloud executive officer Marloes Knippenberg

Dubai Tourism releases new annual retail calendar

Dubai Tourism releases new annual retail calendar

A comprehensive retail sector strategy has been developed to sustainably grow Dubai's global competitiveness as a retail destination for tourists

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort opens refurbished pool

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort opens refurbished pool

Newly refurbished pool opens at Abu-Dhabi based Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort

Saudi developer Cayan to launch Dubai project

Saudi developer Cayan to launch Dubai project

Developer says it is set to launch hotel apartments tower as part of its $272m Cayan Cantara project

15% ROI in UAE budget and mid-market sector

15% ROI in UAE budget and mid-market sector

Budget and mid-market hoteliers have commented on the positive investment opportunities available in the UAE hospitality sector, especially compared to alternative leading destinations such as New York City, London and Paris

GM interview: Alessandro Redaelli

GM interview: Alessandro Redaelli

The general manager of Kempinski Palm Jumeirah reveals more about the five-year-old property

Airbnb to further disrupt ME mid-market progress

Airbnb to further disrupt ME mid-market progress

A panel of hospitality experts gathered at the Hotelier Express Summit 2016 for a controversial discussion of the impacts Airbnb will have on the future growth of the budget, mid-market and serviced apartment sectors in the Middle East


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Special Report: GM Survey 2016
REPORTS Special Report: GM Survey 2016

We find out what the general managers of the Middle East think about MICE, nationalisation, and long-term supply and demand

Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts
Back of House Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts

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Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down
FOOD & BEVERAGE Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down

The restaurant will reopen in May 2017 with a new concept

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