Middle East sees 15.6% increase in hotel room construction

STR's Middle East/Africa hotel pipeline for June 2017 reveals that there are 160,120 rooms in 583 hotel projects under contract in the Middle East

Middle East hotels see RevPAR dip in May 2017

Middle East hotels see RevPAR dip in May 2017

Factors driving down RevPAR across the region include the Ramadan calendar shift this year, as well as the increase in hotel supply

News Analysis: Trends in hotel fitness

News Analysis: Trends in hotel fitness

The hospitality industry is taking fitness offerings to the next level; we explore the changing trends

F&B Manufacturing Business Group to release UAE industry report

F&B Manufacturing Business Group to release UAE industry report

The report is set to be released in the upcoming Gulfood Manufacturing exhibition in November 2017

UAE residents are third biggest spenders on F&B world-wide

UAE residents are third biggest spenders on F&B world-wide

Food and beverage currently accounts for 20% of the retail mix in The Emirates

Analysis: Is medical tourism the next big thing for the Middle East?

Analysis: Is medical tourism the next big thing for the Middle East?

Hotelier investigates the rise of medical tourism in the GCC

F&B M&A value in the MENA region hits record high

F&B M&A value in the MENA region hits record high

According to Mergermarket, 2016 Food & Beverage deal value reached an eight-year record

Statistics: February 2017 regional market outlook

Statistics: February 2017 regional market outlook

A snapshot of regional hotel performance

Ras Al Khaimah to launch 4,445 hotel rooms by 2020

Ras Al Khaimah to launch 4,445 hotel rooms by 2020

Investment opportunities are attracting significant interest from hotel chains, with 13 hotels expected to open over the next three years

GCC millennials driving demand for personalisation

GCC millennials driving demand for personalisation

Travel commerce firm, Travelport has found that innovation in travel tech is supporting the industry's growth through connecting travellers to more travel choices

RAK sees boost in Q1 international arrivals

RAK sees boost in Q1 international arrivals

International visitors to the northern emirate increased by 11.3% during first quarter of the year compared to same period in 2016

Colliers: Doha FY 2016 review

Colliers: Doha FY 2016 review

Quarterly report from Colliers International on the Doha hotel's market

Comment: Qatar hotels market data from TRI

Comment: Qatar hotels market data from TRI

Key performance data from the HotStats Survey from TRI Consulting

Analysis: For or against hotel loyalty programmes?

Analysis: For or against hotel loyalty programmes?

This month we investigate further and understand the perceived benefits and disadvantages created by loyalty programmes - mainly from an owner's perspective

Statistics: January 2017 market outlook

Statistics: January 2017 market outlook

A snapshot of regional hotel performance

Are loyalty programmes beneficial to owners?

Are loyalty programmes beneficial to owners?

Loyalty programmes sometimes fly under the owners' radar, but detailed audits of the programme’s statements by third-party companies could be on the cards in the near future


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Viceroy and Five Holdings continue legal tussle
Business Viceroy and Five Holdings continue legal tussle

In a fresh update since yesterday's statement by Five Holdings, both owner and Viceroy Hotel Group trade legal words over Palm Jumeirah property

Stefan Leser has left Dubai's Jumeirah Group
People Stefan Leser has left Dubai's Jumeirah Group

In February 2016, Stefan Leser joined Jumeirah Group as its CEO; the operator's interim CEO is now Marc Dardenne

News Analysis: Trends in hotel fitness
Research News Analysis: Trends in hotel fitness

The hospitality industry is taking fitness offerings to the next level; we explore the changing trends

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Caterer Middle East's new products
Caterer Middle East's new products

Caterer Middle East picks some of the best new F&B related products on the market

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


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