Majid Al Futtaim CEO for hotels wants more third-party operator concepts in the region

Majid Al Futtaim CEO Jalil Mekouar suggested third-party operators during a discussion panel at the Great GM Debate

GMs should operate hotels as if they own it, say owners

GMs should operate hotels as if they own it, say owners

Hotelier Middle East: Great GM Debate 2018 was held today at the Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Dubai needs to bridge the gap between luxury and mid-market hotel sector

Dubai needs to bridge the gap between luxury and mid-market hotel sector

The annual Hotelier Middle East Great GM Debate held in Dubai was attended by more than 200 leading hoteliers

F&B venues in hotels should 'tell a good story'

F&B venues in hotels should 'tell a good story'

The MMAC Design Associates founding partner told Hotelier Middle East’s Great GM Debate 2018

Hotelier Middle East Great GM Debate 2018 is now underway in Dubai

Hotelier Middle East Great GM Debate 2018 is now underway in Dubai

The ninth edition of the Hotelier Middle East: Great GM Debate has now kicked off

Transguard to sponsor Hotelier Middle East: Great GM Debate 2018

Transguard to sponsor Hotelier Middle East: Great GM Debate 2018

Transguard has a dedicated team that is committed to providing the industry with staff who embed themselves into a brand's DNA

OSN For Business targets in-room entertainment ahead of Great GM Debate 2018

OSN For Business targets in-room entertainment ahead of Great GM Debate 2018

OSN For Business is partnering with the Hotelier Middle East: Great GM Debate for the second consecutive year

PHOTOS: Meet the Great GM Debate 2018 advisory panel

PHOTOS: Meet the Great GM Debate 2018 advisory panel

The panellists gathered at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery By Sofitel to discuss the pressing issues facing hoteliers today

Factors affecting tourism to the Middle East revealed

Factors affecting tourism to the Middle East revealed

Some of the factors attributes are the soft euro in the last few months, Brexit and the pound drop against the dollar

VIDEO: A snapshot of Hotelier's Great GM Debate 2017

VIDEO: A snapshot of Hotelier's Great GM Debate 2017

The Hotelier Middle East Great GM Debate 2017 took place on September 26 at the Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Edition Abu Dhabi, set to open in 2018, has HODs on board

Edition Abu Dhabi, set to open in 2018, has HODs on board

All department heads for the Edition Abu Dhabi have been appointed, with the leadership of GM Stefan Soennichsen

Dubai hotels should collaborate in establishing minimum price parametres

Dubai hotels should collaborate in establishing minimum price parametres

One panellist questioned whether this would be a cartel-like move

Improved strategic understanding needed for hotel pricing

Improved strategic understanding needed for hotel pricing

The issue of hotels dumping rates occurs as a combination of internal pricing decisions being made as a reaction to what is perceived to be prevailing market conditions

Dubai hoteliers need to promote the UAE as a destination

Dubai hoteliers need to promote the UAE as a destination

There need to be more cooperation between the Emirates to promote their neighbours as a destination

Strategic discounting can drive hotel F&B

Strategic discounting can drive hotel F&B

Discounts should be used to gain loyalty, not as a quick fix

F&B an important element of the Edition Abu Dhabi

F&B an important element of the Edition Abu Dhabi

The debut property of the brand in the Middle East will have eight F&B outlets, and is set to open later in 2018


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Business News Analysis: Is Oman the new luxury destination in the Middle East?

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