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?

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

Burj Al Arab unveils new beach resort in Dubai

Burj Al Arab unveils new beach resort in Dubai

Members of the new Burj Al Arab beach club receive a 24-carat gold plated membership card, in return for the AED100,000 per annum membership fees

FOH interview: Kasun Kannangara

FOH interview: Kasun Kannangara

Kasun Kannangara has been with the Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort in Fujairah for 12 years. Beginning his career as an events coordinator, he now heads up the recreation activities at the property

The only premium club in Beirut?

The only premium club in Beirut?

Phoenicia Hotel Beirut has added the newly refurbed Phoenicia Club to the hotel, claiming it is the Lebanese capital's only premium club lounge experience

City Seasons Al Ain launches refurbed gym

City Seasons Al Ain launches refurbed gym

Spring's Health Club at City Seasons Al Ain has introduced over 30 new machines

Johnson Health Tech launches in the UAE

Johnson Health Tech launches in the UAE

Fitness equipment manufacturers Johnson Health Tech launches 24th global outpost, in the UAE

Atana Hotels introduces spotlight on Omani culture

Atana Hotels introduces spotlight on Omani culture

Home-grown Omani hotel brand Atana introduces cultural nights featuring local artists and musicians

Four Seasons Riyadh renovates spa centre

Four Seasons Riyadh renovates spa centre

Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre opens its newly renovated men's spa, designed by GA Design International

Conrad trains concierges as 'experience curators'

Conrad trains concierges as 'experience curators'

"Stay Inspired" initiative turns concierge staff into curators of experiences offering guests opportunities for regional discovery

Sayed Salem El Sayed cruises as Fitness/Spa Person

Sayed Salem El Sayed cruises as Fitness/Spa Person

The Palace Downtown Dubai's spa and recreation manager was crowned at the Hotelier Middle East Awards 2015

Honeymooner drowns at Jebel Ali Beach Hotel

Honeymooner drowns  at Jebel Ali Beach Hotel

The tragic event is the third such incident of swimmers using facilities after hours

Fairmont The Palm hosts renowned photographer

Fairmont The Palm hosts renowned photographer

Olivia Arthur to take three month residency at Dubai hotel

Inspirational interiors: Hotel Design

Inspirational interiors: Hotel Design

Unleash your creativity with our guide to the latest hotel design

HBA associate named as designer of the year

HBA associate named as designer of the year

Designer awarded for work on Living Room bar and Qasr Al Sarab hotel

Man found drowned in Golden Tulip Bahrain pool

Man found drowned in Golden Tulip Bahrain pool

American dancer's body found after celebrating with friends at 4am


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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

Find out which top ten hotel brands professionals voted for in the annual Hotelier Middle East Salary Survey 2016

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