Tag: Hospitality

OBG: Regional Volatility Hits Tourism

A concerted drive is underway to reinvigorate Jordan’s important tourism sector that has been shaken hard by regional instability. Jordan’s all-important tourism sector is having a rough time of late. According to the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB), the number of…

Azkadenya Eyes Regional Expansion

As part of an aggressive regional expansion drive, Jordan’s Eat Restaurant Group opened a flagship branch of its popular Azkadenya chain in Dubai last month. The new branch, which is located in a shopping mall in the city’s high-end Jumeirah…

Alissar: A Blooming Business

Founded in Amman over three decades ago as a small family-run florist, Alissar’s distinctive flower arrangements can now be found in homes and businesses across the region, including some of the Gulf’s most luxurious hotels. By Dina al Wakeel The…

Boulevard Arjaan: High End Hospitality

Rotana’s newly opened serviced hotel apartments aim to offer luxury long-stay lodgings at the heart of Abdali’s Boulevard.  By Elisa Oddone After years in development, guests can finally check into Rotana’s new set of Arjaan-branded serviced hotel apartments that run…

Venture Explains: The Sharing Economy

What is it? A broad, catch-all term to describe an economic model in which you rent or borrow an asset owned by someone else. Countless Internet-based services are springing up to facilitate these new types of transactions across a host…

InterContinental’s New Manager Upbeat

InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) recently appointed Micheal Koth to the positions of Director of Operations for the Levant, and the of InterContinental Jordan. The industry veteran is confident he can maintain his group’s leading position in the Kingdom’s fast developing…

Growing to Compete

Amman’s Kempinski is undertaking a major expansion to take on growing competition in the capital. By Elisa Oddone A string of new five star hotels are due to open in Amman in the near future, sharply raising the competitive stakes…

SEG: Teaching Swiss Hospitality

For over 30 years, the Swiss Education Group has trained thousands of students from around the world in the art of hospitality. The hard work of hundreds of students studying at the elite Swiss Education Group (SEG) culminates every October…

Mövenpick on the Move

These are tough times for our region’s hotels, but Mövenpick is still gaining ground. By Dina al Wakeel Tourism in our part of the world is far from being in rude health. Instability has scared many foreign tourists away, leaving…

Raising Hilton Higher

With a sprawling luxury resort set to open soon on the shores of the Dead Sea, Hilton is continuing to make inroads into Jordan’s competitive hospitality market. After taking over the management of the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center…