IHG signs Holiday Inn at Dubai Science Park

Scheduled to open in 2019, the new Holiday Inn hotel, located in Dubai Science Park, is part of the region's first freezone community aiming to create a vibrant 'life sciences' community

RAK to welcome 10,000-15,000 rooms in 10 years

RAK to welcome 10,000-15,000 rooms in 10 years

Rak Properties is closing on the launch of AED 5billion project as hospitality sector grows, with an estimated total 10,000-15,000 rooms coming to the emirate in the next 10 years

Sharjah to seek 200,000 Chinese tourists by 2021

Sharjah to seek 200,000 Chinese tourists by 2021

An initiative to attract visitors from China to Sharjah has been assisted with a new Chinese visa on arrival regulation

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre drives MICE

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre drives MICE

Business travel to the Sultanate is set to get a major boost following the opening of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre last month

The Ascott Limited hits 50,000 units globally

The Ascott Limited hits 50,000 units globally

Ascot's' expansion crosses 50,000 units globally with 10,000 units added in 2016

Doha to see best GCC occupancy rates by 2016-end

Doha to see best GCC occupancy rates by 2016-end

Despite the addition of several hundred new hotel rooms over the last one year, Qatar's hotel market occupancy rate is forecast to close at 66% in 2016

Middle East breaks record at WTM 2016

Middle East breaks record at WTM 2016

Travel trade show draws record overall attendance of 51,500, with record breaking numbers from the Middle East

Hospitality brands should embrace YouTube

Hospitality brands should embrace YouTube

Video is the 'new language' of brand communication, according to Cloud 7 Hotels cloud executive officer Marloes Knippenberg

Turkish citrus fruit to expand sales in UAE

Turkish citrus fruit to expand sales in UAE

UAE is the 9th top market for Turkish citrus fruit recording a 44% increase in volume sales

Special Report: GM Survey 2016

Special Report: GM Survey 2016

We find out what the general managers of the Middle East think about MICE, nationalisation, and long-term supply and demand

Cheval Residences reports GCC investor growth

Cheval Residences reports GCC investor growth

Growing GCC investor opportunities in the Middle East and London serviced apartment sector have been reported by Cheval Residences

Dubai sees 2% occupancy fall in October

Dubai sees 2% occupancy fall in October

Preliminary data has been released indicating year-on-year declines across numerous hospitality performance indicators

Hospitality industry 'beacon of growth' in Oman

Hospitality industry 'beacon of growth' in Oman

Amid stagnation across Oman's residential and office market during Q3, the hospitality sector is driving growth

Hotel salaries 'need review' to boost retention

Hotel salaries 'need review' to boost retention

Nearly three-quarters of respondents to the Hotelier Middle East HR Leaders Survey said their salary grade system needed a review

Middle East hotel training budgets cut in 2016

Middle East hotel training budgets cut in 2016

While some hotel training budgets were as much as 5% of the property payroll, others were as low as 0.5% - the average is 2%.

Sales managers prove hardest to recruit for hotels

Sales managers prove hardest to recruit for hotels

The Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report revealed that the hardest role to fill is that of sales & marketing director, followed by executive chef


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Special Report: GM Survey 2016
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We find out what the general managers of the Middle East think about MICE, nationalisation, and long-term supply and demand

Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts
Back of House Hotel sector sentiment positive despite staff cuts

However, the results of the second Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report revealed that 43% respondents said their organisation has had to reduce headcount

Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down
FOOD & BEVERAGE Dubai's Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire closes down

The restaurant will reopen in May 2017 with a new concept

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