Middle East
Philip Mahoney named VP of F&B for Accor

Philip Mahoney named VP of F&B for Accor

Accor has appointed the experienced hospitality professional to drive its F&B strategy across India, the Middle East, Africa and Turkey, putting food and drink at the heart of every hotel.

Design showcase: Top five modular designs

Design showcase: Top five modular designs

We explore how hotels from Alila, Aman and One&Only feature architecture and interiors with regularly repeating design elements in our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN collaboration.

IHG to bring Hotel Indigo to Jeddah

IHG to bring Hotel Indigo to Jeddah

The British hospitality company has partnered with Dallah Real Estate Company to introduce its boutique hotel brand to the Saudi city as part of efforts to expand across the Middle East.

Accor to open Rixos resort in Jeddah’s Obhur Bay

Accor to open Rixos resort in Jeddah’s Obhur Bay

The French hospitality giant has signed a deal with Dur Hospitality to operate the five-star Rixos Obhur Jeddah following a major upgrade of the existing Makarem Annakheel Village scheme.

Radisson Blu hits the slopes in Turkey

Radisson Blu hits the slopes in Turkey

An upper-upscale ski hotel in Kayseri province, featuring 60 spacious rooms plus indoor and outdoor pools with spectacular views of Mount Erciyes, has thrown open its doors.

Dubai welcomes new Hyatt Centric hotel

Dubai welcomes new Hyatt Centric hotel

Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s lifestyle brand has made its long-awaited Middle Eastern debut with the opening of a contemporary 173-key property in the heart of Dubai.

Curio Collection set for Saudi debut

Curio Collection set for Saudi debut

The fast-growing brand will soon have a foothold in Saudi Arabia after Hilton Worldwide signed up for a 185-room newbuild scheme in the capital Riyadh.

2022 hotlist: Accor’s top three openings

2022 hotlist: Accor’s top three openings

Accor has 161 hotel projects and 35,161 rooms scheduled to launch next year, including this trio of eye-catching schemes involving the Softel, SO/ and MGallery brands.

DoubleTree by Hilton races into Abu Dhabi

DoubleTree by Hilton races into Abu Dhabi

A contemporary scheme suitable for short- and long-stay travellers has opened in the UAE within easy reach of Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Design showcase: Top five futuristic designs

Design showcase: Top five futuristic designs

For our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive, we consider how designers cleverly combine sci-fi and retro aesthetics to boldly go where no hospitality schemes have gone before.

2022 hotlist: IHG’s top three openings

2022 hotlist: IHG’s top three openings

IHG will launch 172 hotel schemes with 36,478 guestrooms next year, according to our data, including a trio of eye-catching InterContinental, Six Senses and Kimpton projects.

Hilton Garden Inn celebrates debut in Georgia

Hilton Garden Inn celebrates debut in Georgia

One of Hilton Worldwide’s most prolific brands has opened its inaugural property in the country, a 170-room hotel near Vake Park and Turtle Lake in the capital Tbilisi.

Nobu to expand Saudi footprint

Nobu to expand Saudi footprint

The global lifestyle brand founded by Robert De Niro, Nobu Matsuhisa and Meir Teper has announced plans to launch a new hotel, restaurant and residences scheme in the Middle East.

Design showcase: Top five uplifting designs

Design showcase: Top five uplifting designs

We discover five cleverly crafted hotels from Amsterdam to Macau that positively radiate happy vibes in the latest instalment of our ongoing collaboration with TOPHOTELDESIGN.

Alvaro Fraile named COO of Azul

Alvaro Fraile named COO of Azul

Azul Hospitality Group has appointed Alvaro Fraile to be its new chief operating officer from Marriott International, where he helped launch the AC Hotels brand in the US.

New Mövenpick hotel jets into Istanbul

New Mövenpick hotel jets into Istanbul

A 294-key property with impressive F&B options and excellent transport links, Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul Asia Airport, has opened in Turkey’s largest city.

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IHG’s Voco brand makes Qatari debut

IHG’s Voco brand makes Qatari debut

An existing property with 396 rooms and suites and a prime location in the country’s bustling capital has successfully rebranded to become Voco Doha West Bay Suites.

Project of the Week: Hyatt Regency Tbilisi

Project of the Week: Hyatt Regency Tbilisi

An inspirational scheme to convert a beautiful national heritage monument into an upper-upscale hotel in Georgia’s capital has become our latest Project of the Week.

Design vision: Maria Garcia-Arribas of Bar Studio

Design vision: Maria Garcia-Arribas of Bar Studio

Maria Garcia-Arribas, director of Bar Studio’s new Madrid office, talks about the challenge of establishing the hospitality design practice in Europe in our latest TOPHOTELDESIGN exclusive.

Exclusive: MEA’s hotels will need $8.26bn of FF&E

Exclusive: MEA’s hotels will need $8.26bn of FF&E

The amount of FF&E required by the Middle East and Africa’s four- and five-star properties has been revealed in a new report by luxury hotel furniture manufacturer Wood Couture and TOPHOTELPROJECTS.

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