AccorHotels combines Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel loyalty programs

The hotel operator has finally combined all loyalty programmes under its Le Club Accor Hotels programme

Fairmont hotels in Ajman and Fujairah launch Aqua Bounce park

Fairmont hotels in Ajman and Fujairah launch Aqua Bounce park

The floating water-parks are from Wibit, and are open at both properties from 10am to 5pm

Shaza Hotels opens flagship Mysk by Shaza Al Mouj in Muscat

Shaza Hotels opens flagship Mysk by Shaza Al Mouj in Muscat

The 195-key hotel is located in the Al Mouj Muscat Marina, close to Muscat International Airport

Le Meridien Dubai unveils the Le Meridien Hub

Le Meridien Dubai unveils the Le Meridien Hub

Following an extensive renovation at the hotel, the new concept has seen the transformation of the traditional hotel lobby area

One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius unveils new room designs

One&Only Le Saint Geran, Mauritius unveils new room designs

Following its refurbishment by South African firm dsgn, One&Only Le Saint Geran will re-open with 142 rooms and suites and one villa

W Dubai - AHC launches four new suite categories

W Dubai - AHC launches four new suite categories

The new suites at W Dubai - Al Habtoor City are Extreme Wow, Sensational, WOW and Mega Suites

Municipality amends lifeguard certification rule

Municipality amends lifeguard certification rule

Municipality to stop non-approved companies from issuing lifeguard certificates, only permits obtained from Emirates International Accreditation Centre will be recognised

Al Bustan Muscat Palace set for major refurb

Al Bustan Muscat Palace set for major refurb

Transformation of Muscat's Al Bustan Palace will include refurbishment of 200 rooms and 50 suites

Technology key to sustaining F&B outlets: experts

Technology key to sustaining F&B outlets: experts

Restaurants need to keep pace with apps and embrace home delivery platforms, regional experts say

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels launches boot camps

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels launches boot camps

Tivoli Spa has launched its free boot camp intensive programme, to be held every Saturday morning

UAE spa market to be worth $104 billion globally

UAE spa market to be worth $104 billion globally

MENA research reveals the UAE spa market is the region's top performer

Doha's Oryx Rotana hotel launches Club Rotana

Doha's Oryx Rotana hotel launches Club Rotana

Club Rotana will offer the hotel guests a wide variety of amenities and extra facilities to its guests

Wellbeing event launched at Khalidiya Palace

Wellbeing event launched at Khalidiya Palace

Gong meditation at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana is set to take place, offering therapy and healing to guests

Rixos The Palm Dubai reaches 90% occupancy in 2016

Rixos The Palm Dubai reaches 90% occupancy in 2016

Turkish hotel operator Rixos Hotels saw a rise in occupancy levels

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi's Remede Spa gets new tech

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi's Remede Spa gets new tech

Remede Spa in The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has welcomed the latest Elemis Biotec face technology and has debuted a new 'Metamorphosis' package

Rosewood Jeddah launches executive lounge

Rosewood Jeddah launches executive lounge

The new executive lounge will cater to business travellers and also has an outdoor terrace with views over the Red Sea and Jeddah


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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
REPORTS Moving up: Ranks 11 to 20 in the Hotelier Middle East Power 50

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

POWER 50 2018: Here are the top 10 hoteliers in the Middle East
People POWER 50 2018: Here are the top 10 hoteliers in the Middle East

With no plans to slow down on the expanding footprint in the region, Accor’s Olivier Granet took the top spot

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