Hotelier Middle East is the region's leading monthly trade publication for the hotel and hospitality industry and has developed a strong following since its inception in 2003. Published by market-leading business and technology publisher ITP Business, Hotelier Middle East communicates industry-specific intelligence to a targeted audience of hoteliers Middle East-wide and provides updated information on products and services provided by key industry suppliers. Regular features include up-to-date regional and international news; interviews with hotel GMs; comment and analysis from industry professionals; market intelligence; round table sessions with every sector of the hotel community; destination reports and product updates. At last count, the total number of hotels across all GCC countries stood at 1514, equating to 201,099 rooms Middle East-wide. More than 3000 properties are now open for business. In Dubai alone, there are 414 hotels boasting 40,862 rooms. New builds will be opening thick and fast come 2008 and new hotel markets are emerging, particularly in the mid-market and shared ownership categories. Reaching the principal decision makers in this rapidly expanding industry is Hotelier Middle East's mandate. The publication therefore provides suppliers to the hotel trade a convenient and effective way of directly impacting the purchasing decisions of existing and prospective customers.