80,000 rooms under construction in the Middle East

The Middle East reported 81,951 rooms in 256 hotels under construction for the month of June 2016; a 14.1% year-over-year increase

Cairo hotels' may grow by 22% this summer

Cairo hotels' may grow by 22% this summer

Research indicates the hotel market in Cairo continues to grow as the city is registering a y-o-y increase of 22% in demand during June to August

Ramadan impacts Middle East hotel occupancy rates

Ramadan impacts Middle East hotel occupancy rates

During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Makkah, Medinah and other areas of Saudi Arabia experienced increases in RevPAR

US $14 billion to be spent on local tourism in KSA

US $14 billion to be spent on local tourism in KSA

New strategies for the promotion and development of domestic tourism, according to KSA's Vision 2030, have already been developed

Comment: Qatar hotels data, April 2016

Comment: Qatar hotels data, April 2016

TRI Consulting's Chris Hewett talks about the latest market data

Abu Dhabi hotels show revenue decline for May 2016

Abu Dhabi hotels show revenue decline for May 2016

HotStats data also reveals Jeddah hotels had an increase in occupancy, while Cairo's hotel market remains buoyant despite ongoing challenges

New hospitality feedback app for the Middle East

New hospitality feedback app for the Middle East

Click&Smiles and allows hotels to obtain customer feedback

Expert analysis: TRI's MENA hotels market data

Expert analysis: TRI's MENA hotels market data

HotStats MENA Chain Hotels Market Review — March 2016

Qataris to spend Eid vacation in Europe

Qataris to spend Eid vacation in Europe

Qataris vacationing abroad during Eid al-Fitr have chosen the UK and Switzerland as their preferred destinations

Dubai sees 86% occupancy in May, but RevPAR falls

Dubai sees 86% occupancy in May, but RevPAR falls

A report by EY has indicated that average daily rates in hotels were down last month in Dubai

Ramadan's impact on Middle East hotels

Ramadan's impact on Middle East hotels

Market analysis conducted by STR has revealed the extent of Ramadan's impact on key indicators across Middle East hotels

Hotel reservations in Makkah top 80%

Hotel reservations in Makkah top 80%

The central area in Makkah registered its highest operational capacity this year, with 80% reservations for all rooms and hotel suites

KSA occupancy to grow as Umrah pilgrims arrive

KSA occupancy to grow as Umrah pilgrims arrive

Elaf Group reports growth in bookings and reinforces wide range of services to meet rising demand during Ramadan

Middle East hotel revenues down in May

Middle East hotel revenues down in May

STR Global's latest hospitality report indicates Middle East hotels showed negative results in in May, while Africa reported mixed results, across three key performance metrics

Staycations to grow upto 20% YoY in the UAE

Staycations to grow upto 20% YoY in the UAE

Staycations to grow by up to 15-20% in the UAE in 2016, according to analysts and travel agents

Dubai added 1,500 hotel rooms in Q1 2016

Dubai added 1,500 hotel rooms in Q1 2016

Dubai's hospitality sector witnessed the addition of approximately 1,500 new hotel rooms and serviced apartments in the first quarter of this year


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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

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Hotelier Middle East's new product launches: July
Hotelier Middle East's new product launches: July

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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

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