Swiss-Belhotel to open 10 new hotels in major cities across the GCC and Africa in 2019

Published on : Wednesday, July 11, 2018

indexSwiss-Belhotel International will be opening 10 hotels in important destinations across the GCC and Africa by next year.

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India for Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “We have 10 new openings lined up this year and the next in addition to a series of projects under development. These will not only add some fantastic hotels to our portfolio but will allow us to penetrate new destinations such as Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and Egypt while growing our presence in existing territories. In addition, it marks the debut of some of our brands that will be available in the region for the first time ranging from luxury 5-star to mid-market segments.”

The 10 new openings for Swiss-Belhotel banner are:
Grand Swiss-Belresort Seef, Bahrain

Swiss-Belresidences Juffair, Bahrain

Swiss-Belhotel Al Aziziyah Makkah, KSA

Swiss-Belboutique Tahlia, Riyadh, KSA

Swiss-Belhotel Riyadh, KSA

Swiss-Belinn Airport Muscat, Oman

Swiss-Belresidences Al Sharq, Kuwait

Swiss-Belboutique Bneid Al Gar, Kuwait

Swiss-Belresort Battersea, North Coast, Egypt

Swiss-Belhotel and Suites Asmarat, Cairo, Egypt

Tourism performance in these major cities across the Middle East is expected to remain strong with important infrastructure development such as airport expansions, increased global connectivity and growth of low-cost carriers, new leisure attractions, enhanced business facilities and a year-long calendar of regional and international events.

Looking ahead, 7.2 billion global air passengers expected to visit the Middle East by 2035.

Equally promising is Africa’s hospitality sector that remains resilient and is poised for further growth over the next five years.


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