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Yas Island hotels respond to Hotel Spy report

Yas Island hotels respond to Hotel Spy report

Results show hotels are sprinting out of the blocks

Tried and tested: W Doha

Tried and tested: W Doha

ATN reviews Qatar's hottest property

Chedi GM slashes WiFi rate after reading Hotel Spy

Chedi GM slashes WiFi rate after reading Hotel Spy

Hotelier's Mystery Shopper report spurs GM to cut WiFi costs

Tried and tested: Six Senses Jordan

Tried and tested: Six Senses Jordan

Evason Ma'in Hot Springs & Six Senses Spa

Tried and Tested: The Monarch, Dubai

Tried and Tested: The Monarch, Dubai

A review of The Monarch Dubai

Tried and tested: Traders, Abu Dhabi

Tried and tested: Traders, Abu Dhabi

A review of Shangri-La's premium four-star brand

Tried and Tested: 'The Lowry Hotel, Manchester'

Tried and Tested: 'The Lowry Hotel, Manchester'

The Lowry Hotel in Manchester is put through its paces

Hotel spy: the lowdown on Bahrain's hotels

Hotel spy: the lowdown on Bahrain's hotels

Grass Roots' mystery shoppers report from Bahrain's hotels

Tried and tested: Kempinski Hotel Ajman

Tried and tested: Kempinski Hotel Ajman

A review of Ajman's famous beachside property

Tried and Tested: Al Husn, Shangri-La, Muscat

Tried and Tested: Al Husn, Shangri-La, Muscat

The Al Husn is one of three properties that comprise several hotels

Tried and tested: Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort

Tried and tested: Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort

Hotel spot check on Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort

Tried and Tested: Lufthansa's Boeing Business Jet

Tried and Tested: Lufthansa's Boeing Business Jet

Airline spot check on Lufthansa's Boeing Business Jet

Tried and Tested: The Address, Downtown Burj Dubai

Tried and Tested: The Address, Downtown Burj Dubai

Gemma Greenwood reviews Emaar Hospitality's first five-star property


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Special Report: GM Survey 2016
REPORTS 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

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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Most stylish: Row & Sons from A.Ronai

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


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