Qatar-based Katara Hospitality and AccorHotels announced the creation of an investment fund with a targeted investment capacity of over USD1 billion dedicated to hospitality in various Sub-Saharan African countries.
According to analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE), the top countries in the Middle East construction pipeline are Saudi Arabia with 209 projects/72,680 rooms, UAE with 208 projects /58,930 rooms and Qatar with 58 projects /13,667 rooms.
Lodging Econometrics’ (LE) recent Trend Report says construction pipelines for the Middle East and Africa continue to grow resulting in 875 projects /216,045 rooms combined.
Seatrade Maritime Awards, hailed as the largest and longest awards body for the maritime sector in the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, and African regions, is marking its 15th anniversary.
Ramada Downtown Dubai was again recognised by Luxury Travel Guide (LTG) in its Africa and Middle East Awards 2018.
Abu Dhabi-based regional IT consulting services specialist, Amadeus Gulf, partnered with Dubai-based philanthropic organisation, Dubai Cares, to bring quality education to underprivileged children in Senegal.
Swiss-Belhotel International unveiled the group’s expansion plans for the Middle East and Africa region at Global General Managers’ Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Marriott International announced the debut of Element Hotels in the Middle East and Africa with the opening of Element Me’aisam, Dubai.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a master development agreement (MDA) with Saudi Arabian business conglomerate, Al Hokair Group, which is anticipated to see the debut of Holiday Inn Express in Saudi Arabia.