Calling all students! Admissions still open at Dubai College of Tourism

Admissions still open for September 2018 intake at government-backed vocational training college

Al Habtoor Group, Hilton sign franchise agreement for Dubai's AHC hotels

Al Habtoor Group, Hilton sign franchise agreement for Dubai's AHC hotels

Hilton and Al Habtoor Group sign franchise agreement for three hotels

City Centre Sharjah's AED 260m redevelopment completed

City Centre Sharjah's AED 260m redevelopment completed

The expansion comes as part of the company’s strategy to increase its total investment in the UAE by AED 30 billion by 2026

NYC's Plaza hotel drama continues: Third minority owner files lawsuit

NYC's Plaza hotel drama continues: Third minority owner files lawsuit

Earlier this year, Ashkenazy Acquisition and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's Kingdom Holding, sued the group in May for allegedly reneging on an agreement that gives them the right to match another takeover offer

China's HNA reportedly explores sale of Radisson Hotel Group

China's HNA reportedly explores sale of Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group was acquired by HNA in 2016

AccorHotels continues portfolio expansion with 50% stake in sbe

AccorHotels continues portfolio expansion with 50% stake in sbe

The total investment in sbe will be US $319 million

Dubai's Emaar Hospitality enters Sub-Saharan Africa with Address hotel in Togo

Dubai's Emaar Hospitality enters Sub-Saharan Africa with Address hotel in Togo

Address Hotel 2 Février Lomé Togo will welcome guests shortly following the rebranding of the property

Middle East hotel construction pipeline on an upward curve

Middle East hotel construction pipeline on an upward curve

The continues construction growth has resulted in 875 projects so far

This UAE hotel can now be paid for in crypto currency

This UAE hotel can now be paid for in crypto currency

Al Mahra Resort by Cristal is owned by Fam Holding

New $1 billion Zaha Hadid-designed luxury hotel opens

New $1 billion Zaha Hadid-designed luxury hotel opens

The complex comprises four other hotels, and a many luxury retail, entertainment venues and casinos

WorldHotels strengthens its sales presence in the GCC

WorldHotels strengthens its sales presence in the GCC

The group added the Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay in Dubai to its portfolio

AccorHotels could potentially invest in Air France-KLM

AccorHotels could potentially invest in Air France-KLM

The hotel company is looking at investing a possible 14.3% stake in the airline company, Skift reports

Watch: drone footage shows progress on Expo 2020 Dubai site

Watch: drone footage shows progress on Expo 2020 Dubai site

Construction is well advanced on the three Theme Districts that form the core of the Expo 2020 Dubai site, says organisers

After selling Hilton shares, Blackstone buys LaSalle for $4.8b

After selling Hilton shares, Blackstone buys LaSalle for $4.8b

The acquisition is scheduled for completion in the third quarter

Prince Alwaleed, Ashkenazy sue majority owners over sale of New York's Plaza Hotel

Prince Alwaleed, Ashkenazy sue majority owners over sale of New York's Plaza Hotel

Hotel owners accused of reneging on a deal that gives right of first refusal on the sale of the property

AccorHotels' acquisition spree continues! Acquires Chile's Atton Hoteles for $105m

AccorHotels' acquisition spree continues! Acquires Chile's Atton Hoteles for $105m

AccorHotels said this new deal would boost its earnings and strengthen its position in Latin America


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

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