Dubai tops best and worst luxury hotel openings in 2017

Luxury Travel Intelligence (LTI) a travel website has named two Dubai hotels as the 'worst luxury openings of 2017' in its year-end report

US President Trump 'still involved' in his hotel business: new report

US President Trump 'still involved' in his hotel business: new report

An executive at Trump's hotel in Washington, D.C. claimed the president is 'definitely involved'

MENA hotel investments to exceed US$14bn in 2018

MENA hotel investments to exceed US$14bn in 2018

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) has released data to reveal that the value of hotel construction contracts to hit record high in 2018

Hotel Indigo Dubai Sustainable City marks ground-breaking

Hotel Indigo Dubai Sustainable City marks ground-breaking

The 143-key hotel will be a 'net zero energy' building, where 100% of its energy needs will be met by solar power

News Analysis: UAE and Saudi Arabia's hotel investments

News Analysis: UAE and Saudi Arabia's hotel investments

Why the hospitality industry is interested in investing in these two GCC countries

Eco-brand Mantis to manage 'Sharjah Collection' portfolio

Eco-brand Mantis to manage 'Sharjah Collection' portfolio

Shurooq has revealed that Mantis Collection will be managing all hospitality facilities under its 'Sharjah Collection' brand

Dispute between Viceroy and Five Holdings continues

Dispute between Viceroy and Five Holdings continues

Viceroy claims that the Judicial Committee has ruled that DIFC has jurisdiction in the operator's dispute with Five Holdings - the latter refutes this

Four Seasons to open new 375-room hotel in Makkah

Four Seasons to open new 375-room hotel in Makkah

Guest rooms and suites in the hotel will feature private prayer rooms and allows clear views of the Kaaba

Address Residences Jumeirah hires Multiplex as main contractor

Address Residences Jumeirah hires Multiplex as main contractor

The development will feature Address Jumeirah Resort + Spa hotel with 217 rooms and suites and furnished and unfurnished residential apartments

Avani to debut in North Africa with two hotels in Tunisia

Avani to debut in North Africa with two hotels in Tunisia

Avani Les Berges Du Lac Tunis Suites will be located in Les Berges du Lac II, while Avani Gammarth Tunis Resort & Spa will be located in Gammarth

Nakheel assesses construction bids for Riu resort on Deira Islands

Nakheel assesses construction bids for Riu resort on Deira Islands

The resort is RIU's first in the Middle East and one of Dubai's biggest in terms of hotel rooms

Viceroy denies allegations of new lawsuit by Five Holdings

Viceroy denies allegations of new lawsuit by Five Holdings

Viceroy has explicitly denied the allegations in the lawsuit and the consultant report

Four-star beachfront resort is latest addition to RAK's Al Marjan Island

Four-star beachfront resort is latest addition to RAK's Al Marjan Island

This is MR Properties' second development on the island, its first being the DoubleTree by Hilton in Al Marjan Island

Al Marjan Island set to be site the of new Al Mahra resort

Al Marjan Island set to be site the of new Al Mahra resort

The new Al Mahra Resort, to be developed by FAM Holding, will showcase 548 guest rooms

Saudi Arabia's mid-market MENA Hotels debuts in the UAE

Saudi Arabia's mid-market MENA Hotels debuts in the UAE

Mid-market MENA Hotels has a portfolio of eight projects including five in Saudi Arabia, two in Jordan and one in the UAE

Middle East buyer rumoured to be in talks to buy New York's Plaza Hotel

Middle East buyer rumoured to be in talks to buy New York's Plaza Hotel

Sahara group who is the principal owner of the Plaza has roped in real estate consultancy JLL to help find a buyer for its iconic Plaza hotel in the US


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New opening: Marriott leads a Renaissance in Dubai
Business New opening: Marriott leads a Renaissance in Dubai

Hotelier Middle East pays a visit to the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai just before its opening in December 2017, and navigates its way through what Marriott International hopes will be a completely new offering in Business Bay, and Dubai

The Middle East's top 10 most anticipated hotel openings of 2018
Business The Middle East's top 10 most anticipated hotel openings of 2018

2018 is gearing up for a busy year in openings. Hotelier brings you our pick of the top 10 openings of the year - in no particular order

Top Middle East hotel openings in Q4 2017
Business Top Middle East hotel openings in Q4 2017

A look at the hottest new hotel openings of Q4 2017

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Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

A. Ronai recently launched the wooden range of chef's tools


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