Last year I participated in the research and illustration of the last 100 years of hotel technology in our series "The History of Hotel & Travel Technology" (read article). In many cases, we've seen hotel distribution and technology change during or after a global crisis.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company by number of properties with over 8,900 hotels across nearly 95 countries, today announced the debut of its La Quinta by Wyndham brand in the Middle East with a new 100-room property in Dubai.
View by Madhu Rajesh – Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance
"As the evidence shows, customers – corporate and holiday-makers – are increasingly wanting to make more sustainable travel choices. With 69% of global travelers expecting the travel industry to offer more sustainable travel options, there is an emphasis on hotel properties to demonstrate their positive impact."
Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea – Dead Sea, Jordan
Resources for Leisure Assets (RLA) was congratulated for its "high level of expertise" and "excellent professional approach" for the Messilah Beach leisure development in Kuwait.
Twenty14 Holdings, an Abu Dhabi-based hospitality company that owns assets throughout the globe has partnered with Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, to open a new Pullman in one of the most sought-after locations in Dubai, Business Bay.
Located on Yas Island, the man-made island of Abu Dhabi in the Persian Gulf in the United Arab Emirates, the 5-star hotel will have 545 rooms and a beach club. Upscale facilities will include restaurants and cafes, a fully equipped children's club, a spa and a multi-purpose conference center.
Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, today announced a new partnership with Accor, a world-leading hospitality group with the two-fold signing of Raffles and Fairmont hotels in Qatar.
The group's first urban luxury resort in Qatar and the Middle East - Banyan Tree Doha At La Cigale Mushaireb is also the first property developed under the Banyan Tree-Accor strategic partnership.
Barceló Hotel Group announces the opening of the Occidental Al Jaddaf, a newly built 4-star hotel in the historic center of Dubai.
Riyadh's hotel industry reported its highest overall performance since the start of the pandemic, according to preliminary January 2021 data from STR. Year-over-year declines remained significant.
"The current crisis in the hospitality industry is unmatched. Many experts expect a dramatic change regarding how people will travel and use hotels in the future. Traditional hotel groups and independent hotels will struggle due to the lingering effects of the situation."
Three soon-to-open Hilton properties – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Dusit International, one of Thailand's leading hotel and property development companies, has signed a hotel management agreement with Al Fajer International Holding Company, a Kuwait-based private real estate company, to operate the Dusit Princess Mahboula Kuwait - the first Dusit-branded hotel in the country.
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