Ahead of the Arabian Hotel Investment Forum, Marriott International has said it expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019.
Bench Events has a launched a revamped mobile app ahead of the upcoming Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah. With just a week to go before the event, attendees are able to see the agenda, plan their schedules and learn about the speakers.
Phil Blizzard reports from the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah, catching up here with Ellie Younnes, chief development officer at Radisson Hotel Group. On the agenda are the group’s expansion plans in the Middle East and the prospects for tourism in the most northerly of the United Arab Emirates.
As InterContinental Hotels Group reveals a new partnership in Saudi Arabia, Matthew Tripolone, vice president, development, Middle East & Africa for the hospitality giant, speaks to Breaking Travel News at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference to fill us in on the details.
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a master development agreement with Saudi Arabian business conglomerate, Al Hokair Group. The deal will see the debut of Holiday Inn Express brand in Saudi Arabia, with a rollout of at least ten Holiday Inn Express hotels over next 15 years.
Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties, has announced the launch of the company’s first hotel and residences project in Ras Al Khaimah at the Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference 2018.
Breaking Travel News catches up with Jerad Bachar, executive director at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah. He tells us what is on offer in the destination and how the country is seeking a rapid development of its hotel infrastructure.
Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole speaks to Mohamed Awadalla, chief executive of Time Hotels. Speaking at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah, he tells us about his plans for the northern most emirate and the need for a sharp increase in mid-market accommodation in the Middle East more generally.
With a new hotel unveiled in Saudi Arabia, Suma Venkatesh, executive vice president of real estate and development at the Indian Hotels Company, here tells Breaking Travel News all about it. Speaking during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah, she also tells us how the company is developing its brand around the world.