Radisson announces ambitious expansion plans for middle East

Radisson targets to have 100 operational hotels in Middle East by 2026

Radisson Hotel Group’s current portfolio has 77 properties in the Middle East comprising over 11,619 keys

Khalidia Palace Hotel in Deira by Mourouj Gloria will launch in the last quarter of this year (Image: Supplied by Gloria Hotels)

New five-star hotel coming soon to Dubai’s Deira district

Khalidia Palace Hotel by Mourouj Gloria will launch in the last quarter of this year

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Millennium Hotels inks development deal for The Biltmore Residences in Dubai

Set to open in 2025, the 44-floor vertical twirl development will have 408 one, two and three luxurious residences

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UAE among top 3 most popular destinations during H1 2023, reveals Global Hotel Alliance

With H1 total revenues topping $1.2bn across GHA’s diverse portfolio of 800 hotels across 40 brands in 100 countries, July and August results are expected to break records

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Radisson Hotel Group reports strong H1 growth, with over 100 signings, openings  

The group is looking to grow its portfolio in the Middle East to reach 150 properties in operation and under development by 2030

Hospitality trends: Witty D’silva, Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing, Leva Hotels

Insights: 6 key trends driving growth in the hospitality sector

From hyper-personalisation to OTAs and bleisure travel to budget travel, we look at the developments boosting the hospitality industry

Amsa Hospitality

Amsa Hospitality, Accor join forces to bring 18 new hotels to Saudi by 2032

The agreement will see Amsa Hospitality develop a range of Accor’s economy and midscale brands while also acting as the third-party operator by leasing and franchising the assets

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

Nammos Hotels and Resorts. (Image: Sourced from PR Newswire)

Nammos Hotels and Resorts launched in joint venture with UAE’s Alpha Dhabi

Nammos has confirmed that its first hotel opening will take place as soon as this summer on the Psarou beach in Mykonos

Anna Skigin CEO of Frank Porter, on why people prefer short-term lets over hotels

Insights: Why people are choosing short-term lets over hotels 

Short-term lets have increased by more than 100 per cent in the emirate since the Dubai government relaxed laws around private property owners letting their homes out on Airbnb

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

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

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

Dubai receives 14.36 million international visitors in 2022

Dubai receives 14.36 million international visitors in 2022

The emirate closed in on its pre-pandemic visitor figures of 16.73 million recorded in 2019

UAE real estate will continue to be resilient in 2023

UAE’s real estate sector to remain resilient in 2023: JLL MENA

Delivery of around 200,000 square metres of retail floorspace last year raised Dubai’s total stock to 4.63 million square metres, with about 355,000 square metres of space scheduled to be delivered in 2023 across the city

Antonio Gonzalez - Chairman and CEO Sunset Hospitality Group

Sunset Hospitality Group’s Antonio Gonzalez on the company’s big plans for 2023

The chairman and CEO of Sunset Hospitality Group shares how SHG is planning to reach a total of 60 venues locally and internationally within the next 12 months

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

Hotels Courtesy Dubai Media Office

12 stunning new hotels in the Middle East that demand a visit

We look at some of the most interesting hotels scheduled to open in the Middle East in 2023

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 welcomes 11.4 million international overnight visitors between Jan-Oct

Dubai welcomes 11.4 million international overnight visitors between Jan-Oct 2022

The emirate’s average hotel occupancy in the first 10 months of the year stood at 71 per cent

Ghassan Aboud’s Crystalbrook collection acquires Sydney harbour hotel for AUD100m

The newly acquired hotel occupies a 1,825sqm site, with 176 rooms spread across two buildings

Dubai Hotel occupancy rises in q2 2022l

UAE’s hotel sector shows strong growth in Q2 2022: JLL

Dubai saw the completion of around 500 keys in Q2 2022, which led to the city’s total hotel stock reaching 144,000


Dubai welcomes 3.97 million overnight visitors in Q1 2022

In the first three months of 2022, hotels across Dubai achieved average occupancy levels of 82 per cent


Voco Dubai The Palm hotel set to open in the fall of 2022

It will be IHG Hotels & Resorts first property on Palm Jumeirah

Emirates launches platform to book bespoke Dubai, UAE itineraries

The carrier’s Dubai Experience platform is available in 19 countries

Dubai received 7.28 million overnight visitors in 2021

Hotels in the emirate recorded average occupancy levels of 67 per cent last year

Saudi Crown Prince unveils new hospitality brand to revive kingdom’s heritage

The Boutique Group will transform historic and cultural palaces into luxurious boutique hotels in Saudi Arabia


How to future-proof your hospitality business in a post-pandemic era

Hospitality businesses don’t have to reinvent the wheel, but they can convert their venues into profit centres

Marriott W Dubai - Mina Seyahi

Marriott to open W Dubai – Mina Seyahi in 2022

The 31-storey hotel will feature 318 guestrooms, including 26 suites and an Extreme Wow Suite

Saudi’s Red Sea project signs agreements for nine hotels with 1,700 keys

The nine hotels are part of the 16 properties currently under development in the first phase of the project