Marriott debuts W Residences in the Middle East with Dubai property

Al Sharq Investment has signed a contract with Marriott International to bring W Hotels Residences to the Middle East for the first time

Almost 50% of Radisson's MENA pipeline is in Saudi Arabia

Almost 50% of Radisson's MENA pipeline is in Saudi Arabia

The hotel group currently has more than 42 hotels in operation and under development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Marriott and Dur Hospitality open Riyadh's Diplomatic Quarter properties

Marriott and Dur Hospitality open Riyadh's Diplomatic Quarter properties

The Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter feature 80 rooms, and 140 apartments

Airbnb to invest $100-200m in India's Oyo: reports

Airbnb to invest $100-200m in India's Oyo: reports

AirBnb is reportedly considering investing in Soft Bank-backed Oyo, a few weeks after it acquired last-minute hotel booking service - HotelTonight

Radisson Hospitality signs Radisson Residences in Vadistanbul, Turkey

Radisson Hospitality signs Radisson Residences in Vadistanbul, Turkey

The 169-apartment property is scheduled to open in the next few weeks, and is located alongside the newly opened Radisson Blu Hotel, Vadistanbul

India’s Leela Venture sells hotels to Canadian investment fund for $576.41m

India’s Leela Venture sells hotels to Canadian investment fund for $576.41m

According to the company, Brookfield will be buying the properties in the Indian cities of Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Udaipur, in addition to a property in Agra

Oyo UAE records sharp rise in MICE visitors in 2019

Oyo UAE records sharp rise in MICE visitors in 2019

Oyo Hotels & Homes, UAE has reported a double-digit percentage rise in trade within the MICE sector in the first two-months of 2019.

Marriott to open more than 1,700 hotels globally in three years

Marriott to open more than 1,700 hotels globally in three years

Marriott International's three-year growth plan includes adding between 275,000-295,000 rooms to its portfolio by 2021

Four Points by Sheraton heads to Setif in Algeria

Four Points by Sheraton heads to Setif in Algeria

The city centre hotel connects to a mall and includes two food and beverage outlets

Sbe signs the Middle East's first SLS property in Dubai

Sbe signs the Middle East's first SLS property in Dubai

The US$550m project is scheduled to open in Q3 2020, with 254 hotel rooms, 371 residential units, and 321 hotel apartments

Time Hotels opens central reservations office in Egypt

Time Hotels opens central reservations office in Egypt

Time Hotels, with its headquarters in the UAE, has opened its new Central Reservations Office (CRO) in Egypt

AccorHotels CEO ignorant of Saudi culture: Habib Al Mulla

AccorHotels CEO ignorant of Saudi culture: Habib Al Mulla

Dr. Habib Al Mulla has denounced a statement by the global CEO of AccorHotels in which he claimed tourists visiting Saudi Arabia “may want to be able to drink.”

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai receives green key

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai receives green key

Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has been awarded the green key — an eco-label for tourism and leisure establishments.

Shaza Hotels to operate Mysk’s first Saudi Arabia property

Shaza Hotels to operate Mysk’s first Saudi Arabia property

Shaza Hotels, a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, has signed a management agreement to operate Mysk Jeddah – the Mysk brand’s first property in Saudi Arabia.

Kempinski's Ishtar Royal Villas in Jordan undergoes $1.5m renovation

Kempinski's Ishtar Royal Villas in Jordan undergoes $1.5m renovation

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea's Royal Villas have completed their renovation; the design was inspired by the Babylonian architecture of the hotel

Millennium Hotels and Resorts signs distribution agreement with Chinese OTA, Ctrip

Millennium Hotels and Resorts signs distribution agreement with Chinese OTA, Ctrip

Millennium Hotels and Resorts (MHR) has signed an agreement with one of China’s largest integrated travel services companies – Ctrip.


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Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5% annually to 2023, according to ATM report
TRAVEL Oman tourism arrivals to increase 5% annually to 2023, according to ATM report

Arrivals to Oman to increase at a CAGR of 5%, fuelled by visitors from India who accounted for 21% of total arrivals in 2018

COMMENT: Saudi Arabia's giga-projects are catalysts of change
Business COMMENT: Saudi Arabia's giga-projects are catalysts of change

Giga-projects is one of six different streams created by Saudi's Public Investment Fund (PIF) around which it has structured its investment plan

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