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?

Qatar bans minimum F&B spend to protect consumers

Qatar bans minimum F&B spend to protect consumers

Many restaurants, coffee shops and hotels force customers to place a minimum order

Shisha cafes in Oman facing enforced relocation

Shisha cafes in Oman facing enforced relocation

Among the new rules is the stipulation that workers who prepare shisha cannot get involved in preparing food

Inside Burj Al Arab's new beach club & restaurant

Inside Burj Al Arab's new beach club & restaurant

Get a glimpse inside the Burj Al Arab's new members only beach club, The Terrace, plus a look at dishes on the menu at newly opened Scape Restaurant & Bar

15 Valentine's Day room & dining deals in the GCC

15 Valentine's Day room & dining deals in the GCC

Find out what promotions on overnight stays and romantic dinner deals are being offered around the GCC this Valentine's Day

19 facts in numbers: the new St Regis Dubai hotel

19 facts in numbers: the new St Regis Dubai hotel

The St Regis Dubai hotel is now open at Al Habtoor City. From recruitment statistics through to square metres of the largest suite, here are 19 of the hotel's USPs in numbers

FOH interview: Aldert van Zyl

FOH interview: Aldert van Zyl

The F&B director of Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek talks loyalty, value and ultimate guest satisfaction

PHOTOS: Kempinski MOE reveals post-refurb look

PHOTOS: Kempinski MOE reveals post-refurb look

Following a $100 million refurb to the property, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates unveils the new look guest rooms, as wells F&B outlets Olea, Salero Tapas & Bodega and Noir

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

MICE focus for Al Habtoor City

MICE focus for Al Habtoor City

Banquet facilities can host thousands of guests simultaneously across 3 hotels

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

Grand Hyatt Doha upgrades spa and F&B facilities

Grand Hyatt Doha upgrades spa and F&B facilities

New restaurant to be "most innovative concept in Doha" says GM

Kempinski's 600m stollen raises $24000 for charity

Kempinski's 600m stollen raises $24000 for charity

MOE property raises money for Dubai Centre for Special Needs

Table4ME launches UAE mobile web service

Table4ME launches UAE mobile web service

Company partners with bemoko to launch regional first

The diary of a passionate hotelier

The diary of a passionate hotelier

Ashish Modak lends a Shakespearean slant to the issue of discipline

Taste of France

Taste of France

Park Hyatt's foodies explain the rationale behind Traiteur's relaunch


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Marriott boss warns hotels over tax implications
Business Marriott boss warns hotels over tax implications

Tourists and residents wishing to stay overnight in the UAE could soon end up paying a combined tax rate of up to 31%

FIRST LOOK: Inside the W Dubai - Al Habtoor City
Photos FIRST LOOK: Inside the W Dubai - Al Habtoor City

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has debuted its lifestyle brand W in the UAE, with the opening of W Dubai, Al Habtoor City on Sheikh Zayed Road

The 10 best hotel companies to work for in the GCC
REPORTS The 10 best hotel companies to work for in the GCC

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