Category: hospitality


Dusit International’s regional pipeline has increased over the last 12 months, according to the company’s assistant vice president - development EMEA at Dusit Hotels & Resorts Andrew Shaw. “We have nine properties in the region, and on a global basis we have 51 in the pipeline. Within the next two to ... Read More


The way we think about brands need to change. In the past, they were objects or concepts. You had a relationship with a brand. But in this social age, brands are the relationships. By defining a brand’s particular kind of relationship, companies can create greater engagement, differentiation, and loyalty.To understand this new mental model ... Read More


FRHI hotels and resorts has announced the signing of two new hotels – one each in Saudi Arabia and Morocco.Baudin told Hotelier Middle East exclusively at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC): “We have signed two hotels – Fairmonts, and there is one which is in Al Khobar, on the border of ... Read More


The hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia is witnessing a shift towards the development of mid-range hotels in 2016, according to a new report.Six out of the top ten brands with the most development currently underway throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are classed as mid-market, according to a new report ... Read More


Beijing was expected to overtake Atlanta as the world's busiest airport by 2015 but that has not materialized due to a Chinese slowdown and the capacity restraint at the capital's airport. Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International is still the world's busiest airport, handling 101.5 million passengers last year, ... Read More


Research reveals domestic tourism growth in Saudi Arabia, with Mecca leading the list of destinations. Spending on domestic tourism in Saudi Arabia amounted to $11.2 billion from January to September 2015, according to new figures from the Kingdom's Tourism Information and Research Centre (MAS). Domestic tourism spending is expected to grow further ... Read More


Swiss International signed its first two hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The chain will be entering the market with the 60-room Swiss International Park hotel in Baljurashi (Al Baha region) and the 46-room Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites – Turaif. Swiss International’s partner in the Middle East, HDG from Dammam, ... Read More


When you’re on the road, every minute counts — even more than usual. Add the financial costs of airfare, accommodation, and meals to the opportunity costs of being away from work and family, and you want to be sure that you’re getting the most out of your time on the ... Read More