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FastBooking to start operations in Dubai

FastBooking to start operations in Dubai

The AccorHotels-owned direct booking solutions website offers cheaper fees to independent hotels compared to other OTAs

ATM 2016 attracts record 28,000 visitors

ATM 2016 attracts record 28,000 visitors

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016 posted a 7% year-on-year rise in visitor numbers with more than 28,000 trade visitors attending the show

H Hospitality Collection to get an Abu Dhabi hotel

H Hospitality Collection to get an Abu Dhabi hotel

Ground breaking for the 120-key hotel in UAE's capital has begun, with a scheduled opening in 2018

Biltmore Collection to debut two hotels in 2016

Biltmore Collection to debut two hotels in 2016

Millennium & Copthorne MEA will open the Biltmore Tbilisi in Georgia and the Bab Al Qasr in Abu Dhabi this year

Shangri-La using Oculus Rift for product training

Shangri-La using Oculus Rift for product training

All Shangri-La hotels will have custom-made videos that will be rolled out on Oculus Rift for product training

JA Resorts plans two new hotels per year

JA Resorts plans two new hotels per year

JA Resorts & Hotels plans two international hotels per year over five years, including additional properties in Dubai

Dukes Dubai on track for Q4 2016 opening

Dukes Dubai on track for Q4 2016 opening

Dukes managing director Debrah Dhugga is keen to bring the 'British quintessential experience' to Dubai with the new property

Six Senses Zighy Bay to complete partial refurb

Six Senses Zighy Bay to complete partial refurb

Resort manager Greg Kocsis has said the resort will be ready after the improvements for the high season

Al Khozama to expand hotel portfolio outside KSA

Al Khozama to expand hotel portfolio outside KSA

The Saudi hotel group will start its international expansion plans by opening its first hotel in Dubai

Assila Hotel, Jeddah spotlights Saudi Arabian art

Assila Hotel, Jeddah spotlights Saudi Arabian art

The Assila Hotel, Jeddah, by Rocco Forte Hotels, will feature more than 2,000 pieces of art created by Saudi Arabian artists

Aiana Hotels to have Indian restaurant concept

Aiana Hotels to have Indian restaurant concept

All Aiana Hotels & Resorts properties will have an Indian restaurant as part of its brand standard, revealed Amruda Nair

Emaar plans launch of first European hotels

Emaar plans launch of first European hotels

Emaar Hospitality Group has revealed that sites in major European capitals could be next on the cards for the hotel group

Address Boulevard reveals innovative new plans

Address Boulevard reveals innovative new plans

Property on track for 2016 opening and will be The Address's first new opening in six years

Oman's tourism sector to see $35bn investment

Oman's tourism sector to see $35bn investment

Large sum to be invested over the course of next 25 years, after successful and record-breaking ATM for the tourism board

Cairo Marriott Hotel to add new spa

Cairo Marriott Hotel to add new spa

Cairo's former palace turned hotel will start construction on the Saray Spa later this year


EDITOR'S CHOICE »
Emaar to revive 10km Dubailand hotel project
Business Emaar to revive 10km Dubailand hotel project

Initial plans for creating the world's longest chain of hotels in the Dubailand area were put on hold due to the global financial crisis

Starwood hotels offer shelter to fire victims
Back of House Starwood hotels offer shelter to fire victims

At approximately 3pm on July 20, a fire broke out at the Sulafa Tower in Dubai Marina

Restaurant run by Saudi women opens in KSA
FOOD & BEVERAGE Restaurant run by Saudi women opens in KSA

The outlet was launched to help tackle the issue of unemployment among women in the Kingdom

HOT PRODUCTS OF THE WEEK»
Hotelier Middle East's new product launches: July
Hotelier Middle East's new product launches: July

Debuting in the Middle East, these stylish new products offer something different for hotels and restaurants

Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai
Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

A. Ronai recently launched the wooden range of chef's tools

Caterer Middle East's hot new products: June
Caterer Middle East's hot new products: June

Caterer Middle East's pick of the new F&B products now available on the market in the Middle East


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