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.
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?
After facing a severe downturn in 2020 with a GDP contraction of around -2.1%, the Israeli economy rebounded strongly in 2021, recording growth of 7.1%. This article explores the hotel performance and development pipeline in Israel.
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.
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.