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Ramadan boosts Makkah hotel revenues

The Saudi Arabian city of Makkah was the only major hotel market in the Middle East to experience an increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR) during the first two weeks of Ramadan. According to an analysis by STR, the marke

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Saudi hotels to benefit from pilgrim rush

Saudi Arabia's hospitality sector is expected to perform significantly well this year with close to 7 million Umrah pilgrims anticipated to visit, The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced. Hospitality experts and local tra

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W Hotels marks grand entry into Dubai

W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, today debuted in the UAE with the opening of W Dubai – Al Habtoor City on Sheikh Zayed Road. Owned by Al Habtoor Group, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City redefines the

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Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels hosts magical iftar

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, a luxury five-star hotel brand in Qatar, held its annual Ramadan Iftar to honour its partners and major customers in its success at the Al Mirqab Boutique Hotel, located at the heart of historic Souq Waqif.

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ME hoteliers accelerate digital transformation for superior service

Hotel owners in the Middle East are embracing digital transformation initiatives to create unparalleled guest experiences, and stand out from competitors, American multinational technology company Avaya announced today. With occup

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Nepal billionaire to build new hotel in Dubai

CG Hotels and Resorts, the hospitality division of Nepal’s only billionaire Binod Chaudhary, has kickstarted the construction of its latest hotel project in Dubai's Jumeirah Lake Towers. The new hotel follows the announcement

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Abu Dhabi levies airport, hotel taxes to boost revenues

Abu Dhabi is introducing taxes on airline passengers and hotel guests as it seeks to compensate for a hit to government revenues from low oil prices. Airline passengers departing from or transiting through Abu Dhabi International

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Avani to launch first hotel in Mideast in Dubai

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, has announced that effective July 1 it will take over the operation of the 216-room Mövenpick Hotel Deira in Dubai. The property will operate under the group’s dynamic

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546 new hotels 'under contract' in Mideast

There were 153,818 rooms in 546 hotels under contract in the Middle East in May, a 32.7 per cent increase compared with May 2015, said a STR report. The STR May 2016 Pipeline Report said there were 56,413 rooms in 295 hotels under

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Corinthia Hotels announces new property in Dubai

Luxury hospitality group Corinthia Hotels has signed agreements with UAE-based Meydan Group to provide technical services and manage a luxury beachfront resort under construction in Dubai. The luxury hotel and residences is the la

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