Hospitality

Luxury Travel Outpaces the Rest of the Travel Industry

Global consumers are increasingly spending their disposable income on experiences rather than material goods. And consumers' desire for these life experiences is spurring a...

21,000 Hotel Rooms Under Construction in Dubai

STR’s April 2016 Pipeline Report shows 152,580 rooms in 541 hotels Under Contract in the Middle East and 55,078 rooms in 289 hotels Under...

Dubai Hotels Report 16.1 Percent RevPAR Drop for April

Although Dubai reported overall performance declines, the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016 helped the market reach occupancy levels above 80.0% for five consecutive days...

The Address Residences Fujairah Resort + Spa marks first key launch

Eagle Hills, an Abu Dhabi-based private real estate investment and development company, in partnership with The Address Hotels + Resorts, today announced the official...

First Renaissance Hotel in UAE Set to Open in 2016

The first Renaissance Hotel in UAE is set to open at the end of the year, according to a statement released by Marriott International....

Middle East’s Hotel Occupancy Drops 3.3% to 71.9% in March 2016

Hotels in the Middle East reported negative results, while hotels in Africa reported mixed results for the three key performance metrics when reported in...

Dubai’s hotel room rates still highest worldwide in the first quarter of 2016

Dubai recorded 2016’s highest first-quarter average daily rate (ADR) among major markets around the world, according to the global consultancy STR. This marked the...

Emaar Hospitality Group expands by launching 35 new hotels & serviced residences

Announces expansion of The Address Hotels + Resorts to Fujairah and Vida Hotels and Resorts to Saudi Arabia 14 new hotels and 10...

UAE spa revenues to hit AED 8.3 billion by 2017

• ATM 2016 to introduce dedicated Wellness & Spa Lounge as health-focused tourists spend 130% more than regular travelers and MENA region second-fastest growing...

Stellar seminar line-up sets the agenda at Arabian Travel Market 2016

More than 50 wide-ranging seminar and tech theatre sessions are scheduled at Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which is taking place at Dubai World Trade...

How business travel is driving Asia’s serviced apartments boom

In Asia, a rising number of companies are sending employees on short-term secondments to fill skills gaps and save on relocation costs. For the business...

Visitors to Abu Dhabi will pay municipal taxes on hotel bills

According to a local newspaper, a new decree will impose a 4 per cent municipality taxes on hotel bills and a Dh15 charge per...

The next generation of hotels: Brands adapt to Generation Y

The Millennial takeover is upon us as hotel brands adapt their strategies to cater to the next generation of consumers, and the hospitality industry...

MENA Hospitality markets to post flat or negative performance in 2016

The outlook for hospitality markets looks rather challenging for the year ahead, following a performance hit in January, according to a new report. EY’s Hotel...

Abu Dhabi Resort 4th on Worst New Luxury Hotels of 2015 List

The list of the Best New Luxury Hotels of 2015 will be revealed in a few days, but Dubai Chronicle's team received an insider...