10 - 12 APRIL 2018
JEDDAH CENTRE FOR FORUMS & EVENTS
  • 10 April, 16.00-23.00
  • 11 April, 16.00-23.00
  • 12 April, 16.00-23.00
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Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts opens second property in Saudi Arabia

Thu 30 Mar 2017

The Swissôtel Al Maqam Makkah has 1,624 rooms and is aimed at smart travelers.

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Radisson Blu Residence Opens In Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Tue 21 Feb 2017

The Rezidor Hotel Group has opened its first residence apartments in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

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First Hyatt Opens In Riyadh

Mon 30 Jan 2017

Hyatt has opened its first branded hotel in the Riyadh region.

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New offer from Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh

Wed 11 Jan 2017

FOUR Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre introduces “Sensational Suite Package” that promises to make the guest’s stay truly alluring.

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Saudi's Kingdom sells 100% stake in Accra hotel for $100m

Tue 10 Jan 2017

Prince Alwaleed's investment vehicle sells interest in Mövenpick Hotel Ambassador Accra to Mauritius fund

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Assila Hotel new destination for astute food lovers

Tue 03 Jan 2017

ASSILA Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel located on Prince Mohamed Bin Abdulaziz Street (formerly known as Tahlia Street) brings to Jeddah an exciting new world of culinary delights exquisitely presented and impeccably served in a choice...

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Saudi: Jeddah gets a new smart industrial city

Tue 27 Dec 2016

Saudi Arabia is building a smart industrial city in Asfan, Jeddah, covering an area of 500ha.

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Thai hotel group set to launch first Saudi wellness resort

Fri 23 Dec 2016

Minor Hotel Group says Anantara Jeddah Resort will offer 226 rooms, 102 villas; set to open in 2019.

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Langham Group to run luxury hotel in Jeddah

Mon 19 Dec 2016

Langham Hospitality Group announced an agreement with Advanced Hotels Company to manage a luxury urban hotel in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Saudi’s first Anantara hotel to open in Jeddah

Tue 13 Dec 2016

Hotel operator Minor Hotels has announced plans to debut its luxury Anantara brand in Saudi Arabia, with a property in Jeddah.

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Saudi hospitality sector revenue to hit $23.1bn

Wed 07 Dec 2016

Saudi Arabia's hospitality industry is set for solid growth as revenues are forecast to reach $23.1 billion by 2020, indicating an annual average growth of 6.2 per cent from 2015, a new report unveiled.

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Emaar ME unveils new residences in Jeddah Gate

Wed 07 Dec 2016

Emaar Middle East, a subsidiary of Emaar Properties, launched its third luxury residential project, Emaar Residences, in Saudi Arabia's Jeddah Gate.

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JLL: Demand grows for Makkah hotel sector in Saudi

Tue 06 Dec 2016

With the entry of international hotel brands like Conrad, Marriott, and Best Western into Saudi Arabia's Makkah, the hospitality sector continues to reflect market confidence, according to a new report.

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Saudi Arabia To Become Regional MICE Leader By 2020

Mon 28 Nov 2016

Backed by a growing number of modern facilities and government support, Makkah is set to become a new destination for the MICE tourism industry in Saudi Arabia, according to industry experts.

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Marriott to open new Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Riyadh

Mon 21 Nov 2016

Hotel operator Marriott International has announced plans to open a new Four Points by Sheraton property in the Saudi capital city of Riyadh.

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Swiss International announces 2 hotels in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Mon 21 Nov 2016

Swiss International enters Riyadh with Swiss International Royal Hotel and Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Metropolitan

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TAKE 10: Standing Out In Saudi

Sun 20 Nov 2016

Ismail Sirry, general manager of the recently opened Conrad Makkah lists his top 10 tips on effectively running a hotel in the region.

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Second Aloft Hotel Opens In Saudi

Mon 14 Nov 2016

Aloft Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc has officially opened Aloft Dhahran in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

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Hakkasan to open 5 world-renowned restaurants in KSA

Mon 07 Nov 2016

AL Khozama Management Company announced that it is working with the global hospitality company Hakkasan Group

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Rocco Forte’s First Saudi Hotel Set For Mid-November Launch

Wed 02 Nov 2016

The first Rocco Forte hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Assila Hotel is due to open for its soft opening in mid November.

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Mövenpick opens third hotel in Jeddah

Mon 31 Oct 2016

Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah, a unique European-style property, marks the Swiss brand’s third conquest in one of Saudi Arabia’s fastest-growing cities.

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Dubai's Shuaa hands over first Saudi hotel as part of $145m fund

Fri 28 Oct 2016

Shuaa Capital Saudi Arabia says Centro Shaheen Jeddah Hotel is one of three properties being built in Gulf kingdom

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Preferred Hotels & Resorts expands portfolio to Saudi Arabia

Sun 23 Oct 2016

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a leading hospitality service provider, continues to expand its Middle East portfolio with the addition of two new five-star hotels in Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabia To Welcome 20 Million Visitors By 2020

Thu 20 Oct 2016

Inbound arrivals to Saudi Arabia will reach over 20 million by 2020, as the religious tourism sector flourishes in line with increasing demand to join the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the most important religious event of the year in...

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Wagamama opens first restaurant in Saudi Arabia

Wed 19 Oct 2016

Restaurant chain wagamama has opened a new 280-cover restaurant in Jeddah, its first location in Saudi Arabia.

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Ascott to run 3 more properties in Saudi Arabia

Tue 18 Oct 2016

CapitaLand said its wholly-owned serviced residence arm, The Ascott, had clinched contracts to manage another three properties in Saudi Arabia, including its first in the Islamic holy city of Mecca.

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Centro by Rotana makes Saudi debut

Fri 14 Oct 2016

Centro Shaheen Jeddah opened its doors last month becoming the first of five Centro by Rotana properties scheduled to open in Saudi Arabia by end of next year. SHUAA Capital is the fund manager and developer of this joint...

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Saudi Arabia turns to bonds to finance tourism, entertainment, real estate sectors

Tue 11 Oct 2016

US theme park giant Six Flags has signed a deal to build amusement parks in Saudi Arabia, with the hopes of encouraging Saudis to spend more money at home.

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Saudi Arabia’s new visa regime comes into effect

Sat 01 Oct 2016

Saudi Arabia’s increase in visa fees for travellers is expected to earn the country millions of riyals from pilgrims without dampening tourism figures, say travel industry experts.

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Opens 11th Property In Saudi Arabia

Sat 01 Oct 2016

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts has officially opened the Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah. The opening marks the group’s 11th hotel in Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabia needs 8,000 tourist guides by 2030

Sun 25 Sep 2016

More than 8,000 tour guides will be required to cope with Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning tourism sector by 2030, an official has said.

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316 hotels forecast to open in Mideast and Africa in ’17

Sat 17 Sep 2016

More than 300 new hotels housing almost 85,000 guest rooms are set to open across the Middle East and Africa next year, latest industry figures have revealed.

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Middle East Hotel Development Pipeline Under Contract Up 20.1 Percent YOY for August 2016

Thu 15 Sep 2016

Among the countries in the Middle East and Africa, Saudi Arabia reported the most rooms In Construction with 35,611 rooms in 79 hotels. United Arab Emirates followed with 28,082 rooms in 97 hotels.

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Tech-Forward Aloft Brand Launches in Saudi Arabia with Opening of Aloft Riyadh

Tue 06 Sep 2016

Aloft Riyadh features the first-ever keyless entry in the country and caters to the hyper-connected global traveller.

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Starwood opens Aloft hotel in Saudi capital Riyadh

Sun 04 Sep 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened its first Aloft-branded hotel in Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh, it announced on Sunday.

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Rixos Hotels in talks for Saudi Arabia debut

Tue 30 Aug 2016

Turkish hospitality group, Rixos Hotels, is currently in talks for potential expansion plans in to new markets including the negotiation of new hotels in Saudi Arabia.

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Dur Hospitality to operate two hotels at Dar Al-Hijrah project in Madinah

Mon 22 Aug 2016

The Public investment fund (PIF) represented by the Saudi Real Estate Development Company (Dar Al-Hijrah), and Dur Hospitality, the Saudi company specialised in hotel development and operation through local & international hotel...

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Shaza Hotels to expand presence in the Middle East

Thu 18 Aug 2016

Shaza Hotels is gearing up for its expansion in the Middle East, with several new hotels in the pipeline in various locations across the region.

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2,800 hotel rooms, 11 projects underway

Tue 16 Aug 2016

As Jeddah attracts 11% of the total spending of local and foreign tourists in the kingdom, the city is boosting investment in the tourism industry, Arab News reported.

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Starwood Hotels Expands Footprint In Saudi Arabia

Tue 16 Aug 2016

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide have revealed further expansion plans in Saudi Arabia with the signing of a new Sheraton in the holy city of Makkah.

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Sheraton Makkah Jabal Al Kaaba Hotel to Open in Saudi Arabia

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced its further expansion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the signing of a new Sheraton in the holy city of Makkah.

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Tourism spending in Saudi Arabia forecast to hit $38.4bn

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Tourism spending in Saudi Arabia is expected to exceed SR144.3 billion ($38.4 billion) this year, according to official forecasts.

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Growth in tourism for religious purposes segment plays key role in bolstering Saudi Arabia’s ‘post oil’ plan

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Saudi Arabia’s new ‘post-oil’ economy plan as outlined in ‘Vision 2030,’ which was announced recently, is receiving a huge boost from the tourism sector with the influx of tourists visiting the Kingdom for their Hajj pilgrimage,...

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Saudi Arabia to revamp tourism sector

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Tourism is set to take on a pivotal role in the Saudi Arabian economy, with business, leisure and faith-based travel all identified as vehicles to raise the industry's profile and generate both revenue and employment.

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Saudi Arabia Will Soon Have The World’s Largest Hotel

Sat 13 Aug 2016

There are many large hotels around the world but Saudi Arabia will soon have the largest. It is set to open in Mecca next year and will have at least 2,000 more rooms than the biggest hotel in the world today.

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SCTH to open 140 heritage sites as part of reform plan

Sun 07 Aug 2016

RIYADH — The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has announced that it will establish 140 new heritage projects as part of its national reform program plan.

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Swiss International to open hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites

Thu 04 Aug 2016

Swiss International proudly announces the opening of Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Metropolitan in Riyadh which is expected to start its operations by the end of 2016.

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Saudi gov't 'approves $6.9bn of tourism, heritage projects'

Mon 01 Aug 2016

More than SR26 billion ($6.9 billion) of tourism projects were approved by Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation Program on Sunday, according to local media.

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Hotel companies in Saudi Arabia raise standards as tourism thrives

Thu 28 Jul 2016

Over the last decade, the number of Umrah visitors entering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from all over the world has tripled, recently hitting the impressive eight million mark. This figure is set to increase even further in the...

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JLL: Saudi Vision 2030 set to boost real estate

Wed 27 Jul 2016

With Saudi Vision 2030 pivotal to the diversification and restructuring of the economy in lieu of decreasing oil prices, both Riyadh and Jeddah continue to maintain an overall slowdown in performance, according to JLL.

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Saudi food consumption to grow by 7.3pc

Tue 26 Jul 2016

Food consumption in Saudi Arabia will grow by 7.3 per cent in 2016, outperforming other regional markets, according to recent industry reports.

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Saudi Arabia leads Middle East hotel construction drive

Sat 23 Jul 2016

Saudi Arabia has the most hotel rooms under construction in the Middle East and Africa, with more than 35,000 being built, according to hospitality analysts STR.

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Centro Shaheen Jeddah, first lifestyle affordable hotel brand in KSA prepares for opening

Thu 21 Jul 2016

Rotana, is getting ready to celebrate the opening of its first hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Centro Shaheen Jeddah. Perfectly suited for business and leisure travelers, the Centro Shaheen features 252 modern, stylish,...

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Al Zamil, Swiss Int inks Saudi hotel deal

Thu 23 Jun 2016

Al Zamil real estate group, an arm of the Zamil Group, has signed an agreement with hospitality chain Swiss International for a new hotel at Al Qassim Touristic City project in Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Vision 2030 aims to double hotel sector opportunities

Tue 07 Jun 2016

RIYADH: The much-applauded Saudi Vision 2030, which has captured world attention, lends strong support to the hotel and tourism sector as a significant source of revenue, while promising job opportunities in a series of sweeping...

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Saudi Arabia expands hospitality offerings

Fri 03 Jun 2016

Saudi Arabia is looking to increasingly attract both international and domestic travellers by expanding its hospitality offerings to offer visitors a greater range of long-stay options, hospitality experts have said.

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FRHI announces two new Fairmont hotels in Morocco and Saudi Arabia

Mon 02 May 2016

For the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announced the development of important new hotel projects in these two dynamic destinations.

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Spiritual hospitality enhanced by a uniquely Saudi touch

Wed 20 Apr 2016

Dur Hospitality is ahead of its schedule to invest $400 million in 20 new hotels in Saudi Arabia. Formerly Saudi Hotels & Resorts Co (Sharaco), the company rebranded in 2014 and refocused its efforts to represent the epitome of...

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Louvre to open 40 midmarket hotels, first in Saudi

Wed 20 Apr 2016

Louvre Hotels Group is looking to expand its presence in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) by opening 40 budget and economy hotels over the next five years.

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Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Al Tahlia to Open 2017 in Jeddah

Wed 20 Apr 2016

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts (MHR) has revealed plans to open its first hotel and apartment property in Jeddah in 2017 in a bid to meet strong demand for branded extended-stay accommodation in Saudi Arabia's booming seaport city.

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StayWell debuts Park Regis in Saudi Arabia

Tue 19 Apr 2016

Australia’s largest privately owned hotel management company StayWell Hospitality Group (SWHG) announced the signing of a management agreement to open and operate the company’s first Park Regis properties in Makkah Saudi Arabia.

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Hotel giant acquires luxury Saudi private member's club

Fri 15 Apr 2016

Hotel giant Rezidor has announced the acquisition of the Nofa Resort and Club, a luxury private member’s club located outside Riyadh in Saudi Arabia.The existing property with 57 luxury villas will join the group in the third...

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Saudi Arabia sees shift to mid-market hotel sector

Wed 06 Apr 2016

The hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia is witnessing a significant shift towards the development of mid-range hotels in 2016, according to a new report. <br/> In a market traditionally dominated by five-star hotels, the new...

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PPP in Saudi hospitality industry strengthened

Thu 31 Mar 2016

RIYADH – Organized by the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) and Dur Hospitality, The Hotel Investment Conference, was held last March 28 March on the sidelines of the Saudi Travel & Tourism Investment Market...

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Saudi hotel construction boom being led by Makkah

Tue 22 Mar 2016

The holy city of Makkah is leading hotel development in Saudi Arabia with 24,133 rooms currently in the construction pipeline, according to a new report. Riyadh follows with 10,053 rooms and Jeddah with 6,980 rooms under...

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Saudi Arabia set to see launch of 20,000 new hotel rooms in 2016

Fri 19 Feb 2016

A record 47,431 rooms and 124 hotel projects are currently under development in Saudi Arabia, according to a new report. <br/> <br/> The majority of projects are in the final construction and pre-opening stages with 52 projects...

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Hospitality industry: Rethinking and reinforcing the strategy

Wed 17 Feb 2016

It is not the most exciting of times, economically speaking. Crude prices are spiraling down, hitting the lowest ‘per barrel’ price since 2003. Last year ended with clocking a deficit of $96 billion. <br/> <br/> This year too is...

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Saudi Arabia to welcome more than 50 new hotels in 2016

Wed 17 Feb 2016

A record 47,431 rooms and 124 hotel projects are currently under development in Saudi Arabia, according to a new report. <br/> <br/> The majority of projects are in the final construction and pre-opening stages with 52 projects...

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16K new hotel rooms for Riyadh and Jeddah by 2018

Sun 14 Feb 2016

According to reports, a majority of a US $628 billion budget will be allocated to hospitality, to support the expected influx of tourists over the next few years. Inbound tourism to Saudi Arabia is predicted to increase by 13%...

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Saudi Arabia: Kingdom’s future assured by US$628 billion budget

Fri 12 Feb 2016

This revolution will be neither political nor ideological. Instead, it will come in the form of keys –hundreds of them, representing millions of dollars' worth of investment.

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GCC tourist numbers to Saudi Arabia up 25pc

Thu 11 Feb 2016

Saudi Arabia remains a popular destination for GCC tourists, with around 7.4 million visitors entering the kingdom in the first six months of 2015, an increase of 25 per cent compared to the same period in 2014, according to...

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Over 5,300 rooms to enter Jeddah hospitality market

Thu 11 Feb 2016

Saudi Arabia remains a popular destination for GCC tourists, with around 7.4 million visitors entering the kingdom in the first six months of 2015, an increase of 25 per cent compared to the same period in 2014, according to...

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Hospitality market: Jeddah ‘boasts strong resilience’

Wed 10 Feb 2016

JEDDAH: Jeddah’s hospitality market is expected to witness the entry of more than 5,333 hotel keys between 2016 and 2018, primarily represented by 5- and 4-star properties, each accounting for 51 percent and 31 percent of total...

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Jobs for Saudi women as cooks, waitresses under study

Mon 08 Feb 2016

RIYADH: The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) is conducting a study to see how Saudi women can be employed in the food and hospitality sector, including as cooks, waitresses and receptionists.

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Averda's presents its commitment to the tourism industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sat 06 Feb 2016

Currently serving over 140 hotels across GCC - United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar - Averda presented the Conclave attendants with an in-depth view of its specialized environmentally tailored solutions,...

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Carlson Rezidor Brings Radisson RED And A Park Inn By Radisson To Jeddah

Thu 04 Feb 2016

Brussels - Rezidor, one of the most dynamic hotel groups worldwide and a member of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, introduces the lifestyle select brand Radisson Red to Jeddah, the second largest city in Saudi Arabia: the...

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Elaf Group sees growth in Saudi hospitality sector

Mon 01 Feb 2016

JEDDAH - The Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services, has expressed key confidence in achieving strong growth for 2016 across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA)...

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From Midwest to Middle East: AmericInn Going International

Fri 22 Jan 2016

Beginning this year, the Midwest chain plans to open at least 20 new hotels across the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent over the next five years as part of a long-term commitment to growth.

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Oil price fall to drive growth in Saudi trade

Tue 19 Jan 2016

JEDDAH: With the development of economic cities (ECs) occupying a pivotal position in the Saudi economy, the role assumed by the private sector in sharing major part of the work has become all the more important.

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Market Update 2015: Riyadh and Jeddah

Mon 18 Jan 2016

As the second largest Arab state (after Algeria), development in the GCC country of Saudi Arabia is unlikely to be limited by lack of space. Constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula, Jeddah, Riyadh, and the religious sites...

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Sarovar Hotels to look at expansion opportunities in the Middle East

Wed 13 Jan 2016

After Africa, Indian hotel Management Company, Sarovar Hotels will explore opportunities for expansion into Middle East hotel market. In an informal chat, Ajay Bakaya, Executive Director, Sarovar Group said that they have begun...

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180-room Swissôtel Al Khobar Hotel To Open 2019 in Saudi Arabia

Wed 13 Jan 2016

Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts yesterday announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mohammed Ibrahim Al Subeaei & Sons Investment Company (MASIC) to manage the 180-room Swissôtel Al Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Exclusive forecast: hospitality trends for 2016

Tue 12 Jan 2016

TRI Consulting associate director Chris Hewett tells Hotelier: “2015 was a challenging year for hoteliers in the region with macroeconomic, currency fluctuations and geopolitical factors all impacting performance levels. With oil...

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Wyndham to open four new Ramada hotels in the Middle East

Tue 12 Jan 2016

Wyndham Hotel Group has revealed plans to open four new hotels in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Jordan under its Ramada Worldwide brand.

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Saudi Arabia hotel sector expected to grow

Mon 11 Jan 2016

Despite limited new supply during the third quarter of 2015, the hotel market segment in Saudi Arabia continued to display a positive trend with a number of new luxury and upper upscale projects lined up for completion in two...

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Dur Hospitality to expand airport hotel in Riyadh

Thu 07 Jan 2016

Riyadh-based Dur Hospitality Company (DHC) will invest $32 million in an expansion of the Makarem Arriyadh Hotel at King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh following an agreement signed recently with the General Authority of...

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Saudi's Elaf Group discusses tourism opportunities with Egypt minister

Tue 05 Jan 2016

The Saudi-based Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding company, recently hosted a meeting with His Excellency Hisham Zazou, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism at the Elaf Jeddah Hotel, Red Sea Mall to discuss ways to reinforce tourism for both...

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