The Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) has revealed an impressive speaker line-up for its 2022 conference. The programme features several government ministers, the Chair of Morocco’s tourism development agency, the Chair & CEO of Royal Air Maroc and a battery of Africa’s most influential hotel industry executives with the firepower to transform destinations.
The Future Hospitality Summit has confirmed the first 50 speakers for the Middle East’s flagship hospitality investment event, taking place at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai 19-21 September.
The Future Hospitality Summit, hosted by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts and co-organised by The Bench and MEED, will debut in Dubai this September, bringing together the Middle East and Africa’s industry leaders for discussions, deals and insight on the continued growth of the region’s hospitality and tourism sectors.
Morocco and Egypt are the nations building the most new hotel rooms in Africa, according to a new study by Africa Hospitality Investment Forum. Accor and Marriott emerged as the brands with the most hotels planned to open in the continent.
Saudi Arabia’s hospitality sector has received another boost with plans unveiled for a new Noblu complex in its Eastern Province. The project will include a five-star hotel, residential units, Nobu restaurant, pools, health centre and event venues. The announcement was made at Future Hospitality Summit 2022, currently taking place in Riyadh.
The number of brand hotel rooms in Saudi Arabia is set to reach 69,300 by the end of 2022, representing a 15 percent year-on-year increase. The figures from Colliers come ahead of the Future Hospitality Summit taking place in Riyadh on 24-25 May.
Following the success of the inaugural Future Hospitality Summit in October 2020, the event will return in a new format for its second edition on May 24-25.