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26/04/2017 10h00

Will Dubaï welcome a new hospitality school?

As part of its touristic development strategy by 2020, Dubai launches the creation of a new hospitality school offering vocational education. The aim is to cope with the growing need for skilled...

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09/02/2017 11h31

Form Hotels, Smartotels' new lifestyle and connected brand

The hotel group announces the launch of an upscale and technology-driven hotel brand: Form Hotel. A first unit is currently under construction in Dubai and will be operated under this brand. It...

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27/01/2017 09h40

Dubai Airport: arrivals up by 7.2% in 2016

The international airport in Dubai posted 7.2% growth in arrivals in 2016 compared to 2015, for a total of 83.6 million visitors, within a context where the hotel sector remains slow in the United...

News
03/01/2017 08h55

Dubai: a new mega-project in the works

On Monday January 2, Dubai's government presented a project to develop the biggest harbour in the Middle East.

News
02/01/2017 15h24

Wyndham Garden opens in the United Arab Emirates

R Hotels and Wyndham Hotels group have announced a partnership to develop Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche, the first hotel to be operated under the Wyndham Garden brand in the country.

News
28/10/2016 09h38

The Ritz-Carlton signs two new addresses in the United Arab Emirates

Following the signature of an agreement with RAK National Hotels, the upscale brand Marriott International will operate two new properties in the Emirates starting in 2017, growing its local...

News
17/10/2016 09h47

Dubai's hotel supply surpasses 100,000 rooms

As the World Expo 2020 fast approaches, Dubai Tourism has announced that the capacity of the Emirate's hotel supply has surpassed 100,000 rooms.

News
23/09/2016 10h30

W Dubai opens its doors

The lifestyle brand W Hotels, operated by the group Marriott International is opening in Dubai. This property is in the new district developed by the group Al Habtoor. It is the first hotel operated...

News
05/07/2016 10h48

Four Seasons to debut in Abu Dhabi

The canadian hotel group reinforces its presence in the United Arab Emirates with the Four Seasons opening in Abu Dhabi, on Maryah Island.

Trends
01/06/2016 10h46

April 2016: Cold shower for the Middle East

In April 2016, hotel performances in Africa and the Middle East were very gloomy. Only Egypt, thanks to the Nile Valley, and South Africa come out on top. Turkey, meanwhile, is the country whose...

News
31/05/2016 09h32

Oasis Eco Resort: a sustainable hotel concept in the desert

Eco Resort Dubai partnered with London-based studio Baharash Architecture to design a new hotel concept: a sustainable complex in the middle of the desert, in the southern United Arab Emirates.

Analysis
20/05/2016 08h20

Dubai: Arrivals are up 5% in Q1 2016, RevPAR down sharply

Dubai saw an increase in tourist arrivals by 5.1% in the first quarter 2016, with 4.1 million visitors. But this moderate rate within a context of strong growth in supply leads to a slight drop in...

News
29/04/2016 08h25

Marriott International strengthens its hotel portfolio in the Emirates

The group Marriott International is pursuing its expansion strategy to the Emirates with the opening of four new properties in 2016. Several of the operator's upscale brands, hotel in the long stay...

News
01/03/2016 11h06

Accor signs for two ibis Styles properties in Dubai

The French group signed a management contract with Mawarid Finance for the development of a property within a multi-use real estate complex.

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26/01/2016 13h50

AccorHotels to operate two new addresses in Dubai

The French operator signed two management agreements with Hasabi Real Estate, a subsidiary of Al Otaiba Group. The new addresses should open in 2018 close to Dubai International Airport.

News
04/01/2016 11h19

In Dubai, the reconstruction of the hotel The Address Downtown is on the right track

The Dubai real estate giant Emaar Properties has elected Detco Group of Companies to renovate the hotel that was damaged during a dramatic fire on New Year's Eve. The timetable for the works has not...

News
03/12/2015 10h27

Thursday brief: December 3, 2015

Perseus takes over the Alpaga in Megève; also: a second Four Seasons hotel is announced in Dubai, the St. Regis Dubai opens its doors, Best Western in teh Philippines, Omni Hotels & Resorts...

News
22/10/2015 11h29

Thursday Morning Brief 10/22/15

In the news today: Hard Rock Hotels, UMIH, Residence Inn by Marriott, Nomad Hotels, Banyan Tree...