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?

New hospitality design event to launch in 2017

New hospitality design event to launch in 2017

The organiser of HI Design EMEA and HI Design Asia, Atticus Events, has created a third event: HI Design MEA 2017

Emaar adds 3D to its in-room repertoire

Emaar adds 3D to its in-room repertoire

The Address Dubai Marina has introduced an in-room service, which allows guests to watch 3D movies

Ajman Palace Hotel appoints new EAM

Ajman Palace Hotel appoints new EAM

Mahmoud Haggag makes the leap from rooms division manager to executive assistant manager at the hotel in Ajman

Shangri-La in AD builds record breaking sculpture

Shangri-La in AD builds record breaking sculpture

Shangri La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi creates record-breaking art in honour of the Holy Month

Groupe GM collaborates with skincare brand Codage

Groupe GM collaborates with skincare brand Codage

The new range of amenities will first make its debut at The Roch Hotel & Spa in Paris

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


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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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