Olivier Harnisch, chief executive, Emaar Hospitality Group

As head of the leading hospitality developer in the United Arab Emirates, Emaar Hospitality chief executive Olivier Harnisch here gives Breaking Travel News the lowdown on the sector.

Speaking at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah, he is also able to reveal the company has signed for a new hotel on Al Marjan Island, a group of four coral-shaped reefs in a man-made archipelago located off the coast of the emirate.