We are delighted to announce the launch of the Aleph HospitalityInnovation Lab, designed to help drive innovation in the travel, tourism and hospitality as the industry recovers post pandemic.

We are on the lookout for dynamic and innovative startups that are transforming the travel, tourism & hospitality sector, and that seek support on their journey from a dynamic, experienced, and entrepreneurial team of senior industry professionals.

“At Aleph Hospitality we operate with an entrepreneurial spirit in everything we do, and we pride ourselves on our culture of innovation. As a team we have been looking at ways to help drive innovation in travel, tourism and hospitality, in a time our industry needs it the most”, said Bani Haddad, Founder and Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality. “Through the Innovation Lab we want to support and promote entrepreneurs that are changing the face of our industry and offer them a springboard to launch and grow their business by providing office space, business support and advisory, product testing facilities and investment opportunities.”

We are looking to onboard the first start-ups in the Innovation Lab in our headquarters in Dubai by the end of September 2021.UAE based start-ups - and international entrepreneurs willing to relocate to Dubai - with innovative products, solutions and/or technologies in the fields of Artificial intelligence (AI), hotel guest & employee guest experience, sustainability & renewable energy, food & beverage and/or community service(s) are encouraged to apply for the Innovation Lab.

Candidates can register their interest on the Aleph Hospitality website and the submission deadline is 2 September 2021. Shortlisted start-ups will be invited for a face-to-face meeting at our offices in Dubai in September, with the finals taking place at the Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC), the region’s largest and most prominent gathering for the hospitality investment community, from 20-22 September 2021 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.

The selected winners will benefit from office space and business support at our new headquarters in Dubai, proof of concept opportunities across our portfolio of managed hotels in the Middle East and Africa, coaching and mentoring by our talented team of experienced hospitality professionals, access to our vast network of hospitality, travel and tourism connections, and potential investment opportunities either through Aleph Hospitality or third-party investment, seed funding and, venture capital.

About Aleph Hospitality

Born and based in Dubai, Aleph Hospitality is a dynamic hotel management company, working for owners to maximise the value of their assets in the Middle East and Africa. The regional specialist's customised, results-driven alternative to traditional hotel management models includes third party and white label operations. Aleph Hospitality manages hotels directly for owners and facilitates franchising partnerships with leading global brands. With in-depth market knowledge, several decades' experience working with the world's largest hotel companies, and a company culture based on trust, responsiveness and flexibility, Aleph Hospitality delivers superior results for hotel owners, an exceptional hospitality experience for its guests and a professional environment for its workforce. Aleph has 12 operating hotels in its portfolio and has earmarked a pipeline of 50 hotels in the Middle East and Africa by 2026.

To find out more, visit alephhospitality.com