In the lead up to their participation at the Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) in Dubai in September, 2022, Hala Matar Choufany, President Middle East, Africa and South Asia for HVS, and Bani Haddad, Founder & Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality caught up to discuss how third party management has evolved over the years with a focus on the Middle East and Africa.
Over the past decade, the GCC region has transformed from a business destination to an experiential one, evidenced by an increase in international arrivals, private investments and government visions, initiatives and developments. Hala Matar Choufany, president for HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, and managing partner of HVS Dubai, outlines the market developments and what’s on the horizon.
The airport lounge industry is also expected to grow steadily in tandem with the expansion of the country’s aviation industry. Read on to know more.
HVS Dubai consultants attended the 2022 Future Hospitality Summit, held September 19-21 in Dubai, which brought together nearly 1,100 hotel owners, investors, operators, brand representatives, and consultants. This article summarizes key takeaways from the presentations and panel discussions held at the conference.
Remote work has opened several new avenues for hotels, including new customer segments and ancillary revenue streams. However, with most companies across industries now getting back to a hybrid or full work-from-office model, will these concepts continue to grow?
The Middle East consists of a diverse range of hotel markets that are stimulated by varied segments of the demand and investment sphere. Hala Matar Choufany, president of HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, gives us an in-depth look at where the region’s hotel industry stands and what’s likely to unfold in 2022.
Hala Matar Choufany, President of HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, examines how the world's famous event Expo 2020 will change the shape of Dubai’s hotel market.
Hiring momentum in the Indian hospitality industry is improving as several companies resume their hiring plans. However, various issues may make it difficult for them to close the gaps. Read on to know more.
Most countries have reopened their borders to fully vaccinated international tourists. This article highlights some best practices followed by tourism-dependent destinations such as Maldives, Dubai, and Croatia, which are now hailed as leading examples of destinations getting their inbound tourism back on track post-COVID.
While the hospitality industry is going through one of the roughest years of recent history, it is crucial that strategic decisions are taken considering all aspects of an owner – operator partnership. This guide features 100 operators in over 47 countries and territories in the Middle East & Africa, and aims to guide owners in understanding the scale, presence and capabilities of operators in this region.