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Thursday 28 April 2016
 
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Dur Hospitality signs MFA with Marriott at AHIC
by Devina Divecha
First Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott will be located in Yanbu, KSA with an investment of US $23.2 million Read more...
NEWS »
Address Downtown "work in progress" says Emaar
During ATM this week, Emaar discussed objectives for the Address Downtown Dubai re-opening
New Oberoi Al Zorah Hotel to open in Ajman
The Oberoi, Al Zorah set to open as one of three flagship openings for The Oberoi Group in 2016
Atlantis to spend US $100mn on renovations
Atlantis president and managing director Serge Zaalof revealed plans for the revamp, and additions to the property
FRHI signs new properties in Saudi and Morocco
FRHI hotels and resorts has announced the signing of new hotels in Saudi Arabia and Morocco
Ibis Styles Jumeirah hits 70% occupancy
ibis Syles Jumeirah hotel manager Muhammad Mujtaba Haider talks about reinventing the image of economy hotels in the UAE, following strong performance of the group's recent opening in Dubai
Ajman sets sights on five million tourists by 2020
Authority hopes to add 45 new hotels during this period and has launched a new Marina project to boost F&B operations
Melia looking to replicate Cuba's success in Iran
Spanish operator's first Iranian property on course for 2017 opening
The room rate drop is a "positive" for Dubai
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
Movenpick boss predicts upswing for hotel market
During ATM 2016, Movenpick Hotels and Resorts COO Andreas Mattmuller revealed the brand's plans for the region
How can hotels prevent negative online reviews?
During ATM 2016, the travel tech show hosted a panel discussion on the role of Online Travel Agents (OTAs) in the Middle East
Restaurant rewards guests who ignore their phone
Kosebasi challenges diners to enjoy 'Friends over Phones' with fun new restaurant phone stack game
Tap water is all that's on the menu at one US bar
The venue allows guests to sample tap water from different cities
 
PHOTOS »
PHOTOS: AHIC 2016 starts with full day of debate
A highlight of the panels, presentations, and people who were at AHIC 2016 on April 27 2016
PHOTOS: Atlantis The Palm's underwater ATM party
Dubai resort Atlantis The Palm hosted an underwater themed ATM party, located inside the Lost Chambers Aquarium
PHOTOS: Rezidor VIP reception at Socialista Lounge
Hotelier Middle East attended the Rezidor VIP reception in the Socialista Lounge at Cipriani restaurant on Tuesday April 26, during Arabian Travel Market 2016
PHOTOS: Rove Downtown Dubai hosts AHIC delegates
The AHIC opening reception took place at Rove Downtown Dubai
PHOTOS: AHIC networking at Madinat Jumeirah
On April 26, the AHIC delegates ended with a networking reception at the Majlis Al Salam Ballroom, Mina A Salam Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah.
PHOTOS: Highlights from ATM day two, Dubai
Highlights from day two at Dubai's largest travel trade show, Arabian Travel Market
PHOTOS: UAE launch event of GM association
The International Association of Hotel General Managers has hosted its UAE launch event at Delphine, H Dubai
PHOTOS: Movenpick hotel hosts ATM launch party
Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate kicked off Arabian Travel Market n Dubai, with a launch party on Monday April 25
PHOTOS: First day of Arabian Travel Market 2016
A sneak peek of the stands, press conferences and panel discussions on the first day of ATM 2016
PHOTOS: Inside Tom & Serg's Brunswick Sports Club
Take a sneak peek inside front of house design features and back of house operations at Brunswick Sports Club

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IN DEPTH »
Design case study: Inakaya
Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic explores the interior design of Japanese restaurant Inakaya
Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic explores the interior design of Japanese restaurant Inakaya
CEO Interview: Cloud.7 Hotels
Hotelier Express meets Cloud.7 Hotels CEO Marloes Knippenberg and brand director Antony Doucet to discuss the inspiration behind their concept
Hotelier Express meets Cloud.7 Hotels CEO Marloes Knippenberg and brand director Antony Doucet to discuss the inspiration behind their concept
Event preview: AHIC
Next week, AHIC returns to Dubai for its 12th edition. Discover what the investment and operator community are dealing with in the current climate of geopolitical change, economic softening, and a big pipeline
Next week, AHIC returns to Dubai for its 12th edition. Discover what the investment and operator community are dealing with in the current climate of geopolitical change, economic softening, and a big pipeline
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EVENTS »
•  Arabian Travel Market
  25 April - 28 April, Dubai
•  Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2016
  26 April - 28 April, Dubai
•  Hotelier Middle East Executive Housekeepers Forum
  3 May - 3 May, Dubai
•  The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016
  17 May - 19 May, Jeddah
•  To The Table MEA 2016
  6 September - 8 September, Abu Dhabi
•  The Hotel Show 2016
  17 September - 19 September, Dubai
•  Food & Hospitality Oman
  20 September - 22 September, Muscat
•  Hotelier Middle East Great GM Debate
  27 September - 27 September, Dubai
•  Foodex Saudi 2016
  21 November - 24 November, Jeddah
•  Caterer Middle East Awards 2016
  1 June - 1 June, Dubai