Published on : Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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.