News tagged "Hospitality"

Oman Signs Deals to Build Five New Hospitals

Oman Signs Deals to Build Five New Hospitals

13th June 2014

The Oman Minister of Health, Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Saeedi, has signed agreements with a consultancy company for the design and construction of five new hospitals across various governorates of the Sultanat: the wilayat of Suwaiq in North Batinah, Khasab in Musandam, Al Najat in North Batinah, Samail in Dakhliyah and Al Falah in the South Sharqiyah governorate.[..]

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Hilton brand Curio to make its Middle East debut in Qatar in 2016

Hilton brand Curio to make its Middle East debut in Qatar in 2016

12th June 2014

Hilton Worldwide  has announced its intention to launch its Curio brand hotel for the first time in the Middle East in Qatar in 2016. According to a report by Hotelier Middle East, the 207 key hotel will be located in the Mall of Qatar and the project will be launched in partnership with investors Al Jaryan Trading and Contracting.[..]

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Dubai Silicon Oasis to get new US$ 533 mn college hospital

Dubai Silicon Oasis to get new US$ 533 mn college hospital

12th June 2014

Soliman Fakeeh Hospital, a Saudi Arabian hospital has decided to build a US$ 533 million college hospital in the Silicon Oasis, Dubai. An Italian firm has been appointed to design the 300 bed hospital cum medical college project and it is scheduled to be completed by the last quarter of 2017. soliman fakeeh

 “The SAR 2bn medical academic project that the Soliman Fakeeh Hospital plans to establish in collaboration with the UAE at Dubai’s Silicon (Oasis)  is part of the hospital’s expansion plan,”  stated the chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Soliman Fakeeh Hospital Mazen Fakeih in a statement to Arab News.[..]

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel to debut in UAE through Wasl Properties in Dubai

11th June 2014

Luxury Asian hotel operator, Mandarin Oriental Hotel is likely to enter the UAE market as Wasl Properties today revealed its intent to build the first Mandarin Oriental hotel in Dubai. An earlier project plan to build a Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi was put on hold in 2012. According to Wasl Properties, 235-key Dubai hotel will be built on a site at Jumeirah Beach Road. Enabling works on the site are already around 80 percent complete and a tender for the main contract to build the property is likely to be floated towards the end of the year.[..]

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Omran Invites Bids from Consultants for Convention Center Projects

6th June 2014

Oman's Tourism Development and Investment Agency (OMRAN) has called for bids from consultants across the GCC for supervision of its Convention Centre project apart from bids for a 450 seater secondary auditorium, two ballrooms and food court and service areas, 20 state of the art meeting rooms, general administration areas apart from car parks and landscaping works as a part of the project for which supervision bid is sought.[..]

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Domestic Tourism Boosts Hotel Occupancy in KSA

6th June 2014

According to a Report by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, an increase in the tourism infrastructure across the Kingdom, there has been a massive onset of tourists to the tune of 4.8 million passengers between 2012 and 2013. This in turn has triggered a growth in hotel investments and employment across the hospitality industry in KSA. The Kingdom now sports around 3,700 accommodation facilities, a third of which are hotels and others include furnished apartments all totaling around 300, 000 rooms with occupancies hovering at over 64 percent. Employment to service these hotels has consequently also hit a new high of 1.1 million staff members within the hospitality sector. Tourism has contributed nearly SR 75 billion (US$ 19.9 billion) to the Kingdom's GDP, accounting for just over 3 percent of the GDP and over three fourth's of the hotel investments in the Kingdom have centered around Makkah and Madina alone.[..]

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