Wi-Fi blocking at US hotels is illegal, says FCC

Clarification from US authorities after controversy over Marriott's recent efforts

Marriott draws line under Wi-Fi hotspot battle

Marriott draws line under Wi-Fi hotspot battle

Hotel operator backs down in face of strong opposition from US communications regulator

News Analysis: Wireless headaches for hoteliers

News Analysis: Wireless headaches for hoteliers

Efforts by US hoteliers to block personal Wi-Fi hotspots spark backlash

Interview: Nila Pendaroski

Interview: Nila Pendaroski

Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club's general manager on her move from hotel operations with Emaar

Marriott backs down over hotel Wi-Fi blocking

Marriott backs down over hotel Wi-Fi blocking

Operator insists it will not attempt to block access to personal Wi-Fi hotspots

Marriott leads efforts to block Wi-Fi hotspots

Marriott leads efforts to block Wi-Fi hotspots

Operator was recently fined $600,000 for blocking personal hotspots at a hotel

The 50 biggest stories of 2014: Part 2

The 50 biggest stories of 2014: Part 2

Major developments in the hospitality industry across the region in 2014

Starwood to offer rewards members free Wi-Fi

Starwood to offer rewards members free Wi-Fi

Members of Starwood Preferred Guest to get free internet if they book directly

Google Street View makes Arab debut in Dubai

Google Street View makes Arab debut in Dubai

Google Maps users can now explore key roads and sights across the city

Luxury hotel charges $369 for one day of Wi-Fi

Luxury hotel charges $369 for one day of Wi-Fi

Guest describes 'insane' charge for high-speed internet access at Cannes hotel

SweetBeam partners with Fairmont The Palm

SweetBeam partners with Fairmont The Palm

Aiming to increase in-house guest spend with tailored communication & market intelligence

Hotel offers free stays for popular Facebook users

Hotel offers free stays for popular Facebook users

Nordic Light Hotel has a 'social network as currency' promotion for Instagram too

Marriott extends free Wi-Fi to all rewards members

Marriott extends free Wi-Fi to all rewards members

Free standard Wi-Fi if booking made directly through Marriott

Media One's Mark Lee named GM of the Year

Media One's Mark Lee named GM of the Year

Another successful year for independent hotel at Hotelier Awards

Burj Al Arab's Van Der Veen takes Concierge award

Burj Al Arab's Van Der Veen takes Concierge award

Highest recognition at Hotelier Awards for concierge manager at property

Tripadvisor to recognise best hotel employees

Tripadvisor to recognise best hotel employees

Exceptional Service Awards for hotels, restaurants and attractions


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Top 25 Hotels - World
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The hotels named best in the world in Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards

GM Interview: Hassan Elwahidi, Doubletree JBR
People GM Interview: Hassan Elwahidi, Doubletree JBR

The Doubletree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach general manager reveals what's next

10 hotels opening in 2015
REPORTS 10 hotels opening in 2015

The hottest properties coming online this year across the Middle East region

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PHOTOS: Top products to be at Gulfood 2014
PHOTOS: Top products to be at Gulfood 2014

We round up some of the essential stands and products you should see

Hotelier's essential items: In-room technology
Hotelier's essential items: In-room technology

We list some of the coolest mini-bars and the trendiest TVs for hotels

Product Guide: Get refreshed
Product Guide: Get refreshed

A selection of the leading water brands for middle east hotels


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