#Hospitality

Rove Hotels

Rove Hotels expands reach with serviced residences

Rove Home Aljada is the brand’s first residential project, featuring contemporary designs and smart home features

Azizi Developments

Azizi Developments enters hospitality sector; announces launch of global hotel brand

The company has appointed Michael Zager as its new chief operating officer – Hospitality

Ahmed Ramdan

Interview: Ròya International’s Ahmed Ramdan on the changing face of the region’s hospitality sector

The founder of the home-grown hospitality firm shares his company’s milestones and how hospitality in the GCC is poised for further growth

Commission for AlUla

Saudi’s Royal Commission for AlUla to restore old mud-brick buildings into high-end hotel

Dar Tantora by The House Hotel, a Kerten Hospitality brand, will open with 30 guest rooms

Sunset Hospitality

Dubai’s Sunset Hospitality Group announces new Bali openings

The group plans to expand its global footprint with the launch of 20 new venues by the end of this year

Rosewood Amaala. (Image: Supplied by Red Sea Global)

Rosewood confirms opening in Saudi’s Amaala

It is being designed by architecture firm, ACPV Architects Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

World’s tallest hotel

World’s tallest hotel to open in Dubai in 2024

The First Group said that the 82-storey property will be its largest and most complex development to date

How hospitality is reshaping Dubai's real estate landscape

How hospitality is reshaping Dubai’s real estate landscape

The growing stature of Dubai as a tourist destination is redefining developers’ strategies

Ennismore CEO Gaurav Bhushan

Ennismore: Focused on curating unique lifestyle experiences

Gaurav Bhushan, co-CEO of Ennismore shares the fast-growing lifestyle and hospitality company’s expansion plans in the region

Dubai tourism dept relaunched carbon calculator Image courtesy Dubai-Media-Office

Dubai relaunches Carbon Calculator for hospitality sector

Nineteen ‘Sustainability Requirements’ have been put in place to establish a baseline across hotels in Dubai and unify hotels’ environmental practices

World's Coolest winter campaign photo WAM

World’s Coolest Winter campaign concludes, here are its highlights

The third edition raised the number of domestic tourists to 1.4 million, an increase of 8 per cent over the previous edition

Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall

Premier Inn MENA plans foray into Saudi Arabia in 2023

Premier Inn plans to launch a new, higher-grade room category in the Middle East, as well as more enhancements at its existing properties this year

Dubai's Emaar announces net profit rise of 80% to Dhs6.8bn, riding on record property sales

Dubai’s Emaar sees 80% net profit rise to Dhs6.8bn, supported by record property sales

Emaar’s group property sales in 2022 reached $9.5bn, primarily driven by new project launches

Jumeirah Group acquires Le Richemond in Geneva

Dubai’s Jumeirah Group acquires property in Geneva, expands presence in Europe

The art deco property features 109 keys with 87 rooms and 22 suites, offering panoramic views across Lac Léman and the mountain peaks of Mont Blanc

Yalago stats photo Dubai Media Office

Emirates Group’s Yalago records 92% rise in hotel bookings in 2022

According to the wholesale specialist, travellers are spending 30 per cent more per booking, taking on more extensive meal plans such as all-inclusive, and booking five-star hotels as a majority

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Abu Dhabi hotels generate Dhs5.4bn in revenue in 2022

The average revenue per available room was Dhs263, up 19 per cent

Yotel to open hotel in Neom's Oxagon by 2025

London-based Yotel announces first hotel in NEOM’s Oxagon in Saudi Arabia

The new announcement reflects Yotel’s plans to grow both management and franchised projects in the Middle East region, as part of its larger strategy to reach 50 hotels by 2025

Beyonce

Beyonce launches $100,000-a-night Dubai resort’s next chapter

Atlantis The Royal opened on the weekend with Beyonce performing for an audience of VIPs for a reported $24m

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid visit Atlantis The Royal_photo courtesy Dubai Media Office

Sheikh Mohammed visits Atlantis The Royal, Dubai’s latest iconic landmark

The ultra-luxury resort’s ‘grand reveal’ took place on January 21, with celebrities in attendance from all over the world

Arada awards Dhs475m contract to build Vida Aljada hotel complex in Sharjah

Sharjah’s Arada awards Dhs475m contract to build Vida Aljada hotel complex

The contract to build the four-building complex was awarded to a Dubai-based company with civil and industrial construction experience

Neom selects GHM to manage The Chedi Trojena

NEOM Hotel Development selects GHM to manage The Chedi Trojena in Saudi Arabia

The Chedi Trojena will serve as a luxurious sanctuary in the Gulf’s first outdoor ski resort

Dubai Hotels occupancy rises in December 2022, shares STR

Dubai’s hotel industry ends 2022 on a high note

The occupancy rate recorded for December was 76.6 per cent, with an average daily rate of Dhs892.84 and revenue per available room at Dhs684.03

Red Sea project render

Saudi Arabia: The Red Sea to join exclusive Serandipians’ luxury network

Upon completion in 2030, The Red Sea will comprise 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and over 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites

In pics: Marriott Hotels unveils first resort in Dubai

The Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah is spread across 7,000 square metres and features 10 dining concepts

Dubai

Dubai’s GDP grows 4.6% during first nine months of 2022

The emirate hosted 10.12 million international visitors from January through September 2022, compared to 3.85 million welcomed during the same period last year

World's Coolest Winter Campaign_ WAM

Sheikh Mohammed launches third ‘World’s Coolest Winter’ campaign

In its second edition last year, the campaign generated Dhs1.5bn in revenue, with the number of local tourists increasing to more than 1.3 million

Sunset Hospitality Group secures $35m funding from Goldman Sachs

Sunset Hospitality Group secures $35m funding from Goldman Sachs

The hospitality firm plans to operate over 60 venues and grow its presence to 14 countries within the next twelve months

In conversation with Radisson Hotel Group’s Elie Milky

The vice president of business development shares Radisson Hotel Group’s plans in the Middle East, its growing focus on Saudi Arabia and upcoming openings

Ennismore to build hotels at the Ski Village in TROJENA, NEOM

NEOM Hotel Development names Ennismore as inaugural hotel partner for Trojena

Morgans Originals and 25hours Hotels will be the first two Ennismore brands to be unveiled at Trojena by NEOM

Federico Cerimonia, Sonder

Hospitality trends: The rising popularity of holiday homes

Federico Cerimonia, the general manager of Sonder, a tech-enabled hospitality company, tells Gulf Business about the growing preference for holiday homes among travellers visiting Dubai