Record turn-out for hotel invest summit

The second Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, which came before Arabian Travel Market at the Madinat Jumeirah, had a record turnout. The number of delegates exceeded last year’s total with nearly 700 senior industry people attending the conference.The conference gave its 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s prime minister and ruler of Dubai, in recognition of the realisation of his vision for the emirate.

The list of speakers attending the event included Donald Trump Jr, Greg Norman, along with senior management from hotels such as Marriott, InterContinental, Rezidor SAS, Kempinski, Hilton, Movenpick, Accor, Starwood, Rotana and Jumeirah.