Expo 2020 Dubai, slated to begin in October this year, is likely to be delayed by one year due to the coronavirus situation.
By Panos Loupasis – Vice President Development, Middle East, Eurasia & Africa - Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
In the lead up to the 2020 Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), we asked a number of industry partners how they are transforming their business for tomorrow
"At the moment, IT in hospitality is still in its early stages of development. Tech products are increasingly considered to be at the basis of a guest-oriented and modern hotel experience. Due to the high demand of specific tech products for the hospitality industry, a growing number of tech service providers are offering ways to directly increase revenue or create a more seamless experience."
By Kevork Deldelian – Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East and Africa
As we enter 2020, the hospitality market in the Middle East is poised for great change. Performance shifts over the past couple of years have established a new reality, with a normalising of room rate amid continued supply.
By Abdullah Al-Abdooli (B.Arch.) – Chief Executive Officer - Marjan
The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2020 is being held at a time when significant changes are sweeping the hospitality landscape of the world - and the region. The state of flux that hotel operators face is driven by several variables and there are no easy solutions to address them.
Ultratravel Collection, a joint venture between Global Hotel Alliance ("GHA"), the world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands and operator of the award-winning, multi-brand loyalty programme, DISCOVERY, and multi-media brand Ultratravel, last night sponsored another glittering and star-studded awards ceremony.
"As an operator and a brand, we learned a series of lessons during the Great Recession, with the most important takeaway, to remember you are in this for the long run and not be short sighted. During economic downturns, it is easy to get caught up in rate wars, but if rates get cut too low, price integrity long-term is affected, making post-recession a lot more painful."
The third edition of the Saudi Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC) concluded on the 21st and 22nd of January, at the Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel, where Dur Hospitality hosted the prestigious event as the strategic partner, under the patronage of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH), in partnership with Bench Events and MEED and in the presence of over 350 dignitaries, industry experts, hoteliers and investors.
Marriott International Signs Landmark Deal To Open The First Fairfield By Marriott Hotel In Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced that it has signed a landmark agreement with Nahdet Al-Mashaer to open a 2,600-room Fairfield by Marriott property in Makkah. The agreement is expected to deliver the first Fairfield by Marriott property to the Middle East and Africa region, create the largest Fairfield hotel in the world and bring one of the largest hotels to the growing religious destination of Makkah.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts partners with Hasaad Real Estate to operate Millennium Central Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East, the region's fastest-growing hotel management company, announced the signing of its first Millennium Central property in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in partnership with Hasaad Real Estate, on stage at the Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC), held in Riyadh from 21-22 January, 2020.
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