Swiss-Belhotel International targets African expansion

The operator hopes to have five operational hotels in Africa by 2021

Beyond the glass ceiling: GM Interview Nayla Chowdhury

Beyond the glass ceiling: GM Interview Nayla Chowdhury

Nayla Chowdhury, general manager at Hampton by Hilton Dubai Airport, sits down with Hotelier Middle East to talk about the soon-to-open property and the power of mentorship for aspiring female leaders in hospitality

W Sydney to open in 2020, will be third W-branded hotel in Australia

W Sydney to open in 2020, will be third W-branded hotel in Australia

W Sydney will feature 593 guestrooms, suites and serviced apartments

Seya Beach Hotel to open in Alacati, Turkey

Seya Beach Hotel to open in Alacati, Turkey

MP Hotels is set to open its latest hotel on June 25, which marks the second hotel to be launched under its recently launched Design Plus brand

UK's Laura Ashley targets Saudi Arabia for hotel expansion

UK's Laura Ashley targets Saudi Arabia for hotel expansion

Boss of UK-based brand famous for its fabrics, designs and homeware says Gulf kingdom is being targeted in hospitality growth plan

CEO Interview: 25hours Hotels' Christoph Hoffmann on his brand's Dubai debut and more

CEO Interview: 25hours Hotels' Christoph Hoffmann on his brand's Dubai debut and more

25hours Hotels CEO Christoph Hoffmann talks about why when guests visit one of his hotels, they really have visited just one, and how the deal with AccorHotels benefits the lifestyle operator

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai's decision upsetting, says Atul Kochhar after firing

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai's decision upsetting, says Atul Kochhar after firing

Celebrity chef Atul Kochhar has responded to JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai 

Jumeirah Al Naseem invited to join Virtuoso travel agency network

Jumeirah Al Naseem invited to join Virtuoso travel agency network

Membership is by invitation only; however Jumeirah Al Naseem is the fifth hotel in Jumeirah's portfolio to receive the invite

New five-star hotel brand, The Prince Akatoki, launched

New five-star hotel brand, The Prince Akatoki, launched

The brand has been launched by StayWell Holdings and Prince Hotels Inc, with elements and experiences synonymous with Japanese hospitality

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai terminates Chef Atul Kochhar's contract after tweet

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai terminates Chef Atul Kochhar's contract after tweet

The restaurant has already been removed from the JW Marriot Marquis website

The Ritz-Carlton yacht collection opens reservations to the public

The Ritz-Carlton yacht collection opens reservations to the public

Travelers worldwide are invited to book their voyage on the custom-made luxury yacht

Abu Dhabi orders cuts to tourism, municipality fees

Abu Dhabi orders cuts to tourism, municipality fees

The moves comes a day after Dubai slashed municipality fees at local restaurants and hotels

Roundtable: Strategy in place

Roundtable: Strategy in place

In partnership with Duetto, Hotelier Middle East hosted a roundtable to discuss revenue strategy for hoteliers in the UAE — especially in the run-up to Expo 2020 and beyond

IHG launches new upscale brand 'voco'

IHG launches new upscale brand 'voco'

The first signing has been made for Australia, and the plan is to have more than 200 Voco hotels for IHG over the next decade

Main contractor hired for the Sabah Rotana project in Dubai

Main contractor hired for the Sabah Rotana project in Dubai

$136m contract awarded for new Dubai luxury hotel, apartments

Dubai cuts municipality fees at restaurants, hotels

Dubai cuts municipality fees at restaurants, hotels

Last week, the Dubai Executive Council also ordered a 50% reduction in "market fees" imposed by Dubai Municipality


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