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?

NOW OPEN: St Regis Dubai's Bentley Suite

NOW OPEN: St Regis Dubai's Bentley Suite

The St Regis Dubai has unveiled it's Bentley Suite, featuring custom-made interiors inspired by the car brand

NOW OPEN: Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island

NOW OPEN: Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island

The latest Four Seasons hotel property has opened in Abu Dhabi; take a sneak peek inside

Flora Hospitality in Dubai refurbishment

Flora Hospitality in Dubai refurbishment

Flora Hospitality has unveiled a fully refurbished Flora Creek Deluxe Hotel Apartments, featuring newly redesigned lobby and common areas including restaurants, spa and corridors

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort to double inventory

Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort to double inventory

Hotelier Middle East caught up with the Abu Dhabi property's GM Kevin Lawless to hear about the resort's renovation plans

Ritz-Carlton Doha undergoes modernisation

Ritz-Carlton Doha undergoes modernisation

The Katara Hospitality-owned Ritz-Carlton in Doha is undergoing a transformation to bring the property in-line with guest expectations, according to market director of sales and marketing Joseph Hagopian

Autograph Collection reaches 100 hotels milestone

Autograph Collection reaches 100 hotels milestone

The Middle East is currently home to one Autograph Collection property

Etihad Holidays & AccorHotels form partnership

Etihad Holidays & AccorHotels form partnership

The collaboration gives Etihad Holidays' guests access to 12 additional hotel brands

The room rate drop is a "positive" for Dubai

The room rate drop is a

Mohammed Khoori, GM of Golden Sands Hotel Apartments in Dubai sees a long term positive in Dubai's current decrease in average room rate. Find out why here

Oman set for major boost in luxury hotel sector

Oman set for major boost in luxury hotel sector

Over 2,000 new hotel rooms to open in 2016

FRHI signs new properties in Saudi and Morocco

FRHI signs new properties in Saudi and Morocco

FRHI hotels and resorts has announced the signing of new hotels in Saudi Arabia and Morocco

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts ups its game in Doha

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts ups its game in Doha

The new launch is in line with the brand's move to capitalise on Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup

PHOTOS: St Regis opens Sir Winston Churchill Suite

PHOTOS: St Regis opens Sir Winston Churchill Suite

The largest suite at the St Regis Dubai (formerly the Imperial Suite) has been re-branded, redecorated and relaunched as the Sir Winston Churchill Suite

Abu Dhabi hotel occupancy set to rebound

Abu Dhabi hotel occupancy set to rebound

Abu Dhabi reported a 3.2% increase in supply and a 7.3% rise in demand in March

PHOTOS: Where to find an Aspen ski resort in Dubai

PHOTOS: Where to find an Aspen ski resort in Dubai

Kempinski Mall of the Emirates unveiled its new Aspen Chalets, which offer views of either Ski Dubai or the private swimming pool shared by only a handful of the chalets

Address Hotels launches iGenie room automation

Address Hotels launches iGenie room automation

New service is directed towards enhancing guest experience that includes room service, housekeeping and bookings throughout the city


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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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