On June 24, Rixos Premium Dubai, a 35-storey address with 414 rooms and suites offering panoramic views of the beach and The Dubai Eye, opened its doors at Jumeirah Beach Residence.

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is cementing its stronghold in Egypt by signing an agreement with Galalah Co. For Touristic Investments to manage 214-key Mövenpick Hotel El Ein Bay in El Sokhna, set to open in 2020.

Aiming to expand its footprint in the GCC region, Swiss-Belhotel International has recently signed a management agreement with Hassan Lari Group to operate a new property in Bahrain. 

Park Inn by Radisson, the midscale hotel brand of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has recently launched a new address in Mecca, strengthening the group’s presence in Saudi Arabia.

Rove Hotels, owned and managed by Emaar Hospitality Group (EHG), has recently launched its fourth property in Dubai, with a special focus on the fast-growing MICE tourism sector.

Located next to Dubai World Trade Centre and only 10 minutes away from Dubai International, Rove Trade Centre, will feature 270 rooms and will also appeal to leisure travellers offering an easy access to Dubai’s tourism attractions and retail destinations.

Olivier Harnisch, CEO, EHG, revealed, “[…] Rove Trade Centre, like all other operating Rove Hotels, also brings a unique positioning to the market. Dubai’s MICE sector is reporting robust growth, and with the preparations of Expo 2020 gaining momentum, the city is welcoming business professionals who are discerning yet value conscious [...].”


Following its recent debut in Tunisia with the launch of two properties, Deutsche Hospitality is continuing to pursue its robust growth in North Africa with the opening of Steigenberger Hotel Palace Marhaba.