UAE hotels enjoy record guest numbers as owners refurbish to reap rewards

UAE hotels enjoy record guest numbers as owners refurbish to reap rewards

Hotel occupancy rates are bouncing back in UAE, but rooms need to be refurbished and future-proofed to ensure profits going forward, industry experts say. In February, hotels in Dubai enjoyed 91.6 per cent occupancy, when the rate usually sits between 75-85 per cent. The first quarter of 2022 showed signs of a strong post-pandemic recovery, … Read more

Husam Malki named General Manager of Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel

Husam Malki named General Manager of Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel

Dubai: The newly opened Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel has appointed Husam Malki as General Manager. Husam assumes the role after a move from Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara, overlooking day-to-day operations at the busy city property. “I’m excited to begin this new chapter in my career with Anantara. The hotel is in a fantastic … Read more

The Future Hospitality Summit debuts in Dubai

The Future Hospitality Summit debuts in Dubai

Dubai, UAE: The Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) 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. Hosted by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts and co-organized by The Bench and MEED, FHS brings together the … Read more

Residence Inn by Marriott Welcomes its largest, tallest hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road

Residence Inn by Marriott Welcomes its largest, tallest hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road

Residence Inn by Marriott Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, part of the Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, has announced the completion of the hotel’s rebranding as Residence Inn by Marriott following its renovation. Enjoying a prime location on Sheikh Zayed Road near the city’s key business and leisure attraction such as the Dubai International … Read more

The Hotel Show Dubai concludes with 22,000 visitors

The Hotel Show Dubai concludes with 22,000 visitors

The recently concluded The Hotel Show Dubai, the largest business event for the hotel and hospitality industry, welcomed over 22,000 visitors across all of its co-located shows, bringing regional and global attendees together. Elaine O’Connell, Vice President, Design & Hospitality, dmg events, said: “We are so proud to see how this event continues to bring … Read more

Game-changing partnership as Dubai firms link up

Game-changing partnership as Dubai firms link up

Glampitect, the glamping site design consultancy, is delighted to announce a partnership with leading UAE engineering specialists Rescom as it launches the region’s first portable luxury glamping pod. The two Dubai-based companies believe the collaboration will play a major role in accelerating the growth of glamping in the Middle East. The ground-breaking transportable pod is … Read more

The Hotel Show Dubai opens; thousands of products on display

The Hotel Show Dubai opens;  thousands of products on display

The Hotel Show Dubai opened today with over 200 exhibitors showcasing thousands of products and services. Now in its 22nd year, The Hotel Show is the longest running and most trusted business event for the hospitality industry in the Middle East. Visitors from across the hospitality supply chain are expected to attend the three-day show … Read more