Tag: Hotels

Petra Tourism Crash

Visitor numbers to Petra have plunged over recent years, forcing several hotels to close. Jordan Hotel Association Chairman Michael Nazzal said a solid investment from the government and a thoroughly planned marketing operation are needed to attract tourists back to…

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…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Mary Nazzal

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom.   Deputy Chairperson at the Landmark Hotel, a Barrister, a Founding…

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Trashing Petra Tourism

The ludicrously high garbage collection fees charged to struggling Petra hotels is just another example of the government’s myopic approach to raising revenue. By Yusuf Mansur On its website, the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority describes itself as a…

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…

Transit Hotel for QAIA

The prospect of a lengthy airport layover is enough to fill even the most seasoned business traveler with a sense of dread.  But the experience should soon become a little more pleasant for the growing number of air passengers passing…

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…