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?

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

Bahrain considers year-round sheesha in hotels

Bahrain considers year-round sheesha in hotels

Hotels reportedly already illegally serving sheesha outside of Ramadan


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Outsourcing could save hotels 30-50% of costs
REPORTS Outsourcing could save hotels 30-50% of costs

Outsourcing back-office roles could save hotels between 30-50% of costs. Yet, 49% of respondents in Hotelier's Hospitality Procurement Report 2016 expressed concern over a lack of qualified third party service providers in the region

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