News Analysis: what's next for hotel tech trends?

As hotels witness the introduction of tablet check-in and robot concierges, can technology and automation realistically replace personalisation?

Market update: MICE business in Oman booms

Market update: MICE business in Oman booms

Oman's hotels see the new convention centre in Muscat as a hope for increased MICE business

Eclipse Venue Services signs six new hotel deals

Eclipse Venue Services signs six new hotel deals

Eclipse Venue Services now manages in-house audio visual services for eight luxury hotels across the UAE

MICE demand in Oman set to rise with OCEC

MICE demand in Oman set to rise with OCEC

Hoteliers in the Sultanate hope to capitalise on infrastructure developments

Palazzo Versace to host MICE Arabia Congress 2016

Palazzo Versace to host MICE Arabia Congress 2016

Congress to be held at the beginning of March in Dubai

Corinthia Hotel Khartoum upgrades MICE facilities

Corinthia Hotel Khartoum upgrades MICE facilities

Three new meeting rooms have been added to Corinthia Hotel Khartoum, allowing the property to accommodate up to 2,000 delegates

Oryx Rotana set to host Spanish food festival

Oryx Rotana set to host Spanish food festival

Oryx Rotana hotel in Doha will host international chef Angel Zapata-Martin during the Spanish food festival from 8 till 16 December 2015

Le Meridien Dubai launches 2467sqm ballroom

Le Meridien Dubai launches 2467sqm ballroom

The Great Ballroom at the Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre can accommodate 1750 guests in the pillar-less venue

Madinat Jumeirah to bring largest hotel event area

Madinat Jumeirah to bring largest hotel event area

Fort Island will accommodate up to 1400 people

MICE focus for Al Habtoor City

MICE focus for Al Habtoor City

Banquet facilities can host thousands of guests simultaneously across 3 hotels

Sheraton Doha ups MICE game with wireless system

Sheraton Doha ups MICE game with wireless system

Hotel deploys one of the largest wireless conference and translation systems in the Middle East

Local culture injection needed to boost MICE

Local culture injection needed to boost MICE

Speakers at Caterer Conference discuss growing the MICE and banqueting sector

Starwood launches meeting planners' app

Starwood launches meeting planners' app

ProMeetings available to Starwood Preferred Guest and SPG Pro loyalty members

MICE training academy set up by Saudi authorities

MICE training academy set up by Saudi authorities

Saudi Academy for Event, Conferences and Exhibitions to boost Saudization efforts

Four Seasons Mauritius offers 'floating weddings'

Four Seasons Mauritius offers 'floating weddings'

Ceremony in Indian Ocean as part of Ocean Dream package at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita

Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort hosts Mayfest

Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort hosts Mayfest

German cuisine and beverage showcased for second year in a row


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Photos MEET THE TEAM: Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Oman

The new Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar resort in Oman is currently expected to open in summer 2016. Meet the key members of the executive team here

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