Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

09 – 11 April 2019

AHIC Village, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

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The Cristal Group announces the signing of Al Mahra Resort by Cristal in Ras Al Khaimah

The Cristal Group announces the signing of Al Mahra Resort by Cristal in Ras Al Khaimah

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Middle East outbound capital matures on hunt for value

Middle East outbound capital matures on hunt for value

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March 2018: Cost Cutting Drives Profit Growth at Hotels in the Middle East & Africa

March 2018: Cost Cutting Drives Profit Growth at Hotels in the Middle East & Africa

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A Focus on Affordable Stay and Experiences in Dubai

A Focus on Affordable Stay and Experiences in Dubai

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Dubai unveils its newest old hotel: the QE2 | cnn.com

Dubai unveils its newest old hotel: the QE2 | cnn.com

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Hoteliers champion Ras al Khaimah as next Emirati star

Hoteliers champion Ras al Khaimah as next Emirati star

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Visas, F&B, services propel Saudi hotel expansion

Visas, F&B, services propel Saudi hotel expansion

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Destination Development

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

Destination Development

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Agreements of the 21st Century

AHIC 2018 Panel

Agreements of the 21st Century

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Disrupting the Marketing Model - What the Hotel World Can Learn from Luxury Retail

Thuy Tranthi Rieder, Chief Marketing Officer, Rosewood Hotel Group

Disrupting the Marketing Model - What the Hotel World Can Learn from Luxury Retail

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Most Companies Will Wake Up Too Late to Disruption

Frits van Paasschen

President & Former CEO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Coors BrewingCompany & Author of The Disruptor’s Feast 

Most Companies Will Wake Up Too Late to Disruption

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Challengers of the Status Quo

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

Challengers of the Status Quo

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The World in Flux - Increasing Risk = Increasing Opportunity

Basim Al-Ahmadi
Co-Founder, Global Risk Insights & Consultant, SET Advisory 

The World in Flux - Increasing Risk = Increasing Opportunity

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F1 Tips to Stay in Racing Shape

Mark Arnall
Personal Trainer and Sports Therapist to F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen 

F1 Tips to Stay in Racing Shape

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Industry Opportunity: Sourcing New Finance = Crowdfunding?

Siddiq Farid, Chief Executive Officer, SmartCrowd
Jake Wright, Investments, SmartCrowd

Industry Opportunity: Sourcing New Finance = Crowdfunding?

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Addressing the World – 3 Words at a Time

Richard Lewis
Partnerships Director - Travel & Tourism, what3words

Addressing the World – 3 Words at a Time

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AHIC 2018 Closing Keynote: Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes
World’s Greatest Living Explore

AHIC 2018 Closing Keynote: Sir Ranulph Fiennes

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Industry Opportunity - Emiratisation

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

Industry Opportunity - Emiratisation

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Industry Insight – Trendlines Survey Results

Gaurav Sinha
CEO & Founder, Insignia

Industry Insight – Trendlines Survey Results

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Leaders in the Hot Seat

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

Leaders in the Hot Seat

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Tapping into the Millennial Mindset, Why Investors Need to Broaden Their Thinking

AHIC 2018 Panel

Tapping into the Millennial Mindset, Why Investors Need to Broaden Their Thinking

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Focus on Value Engineering

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

Focus on Value Engineering

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Collaborative Asset Management

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

Collaborative Asset Management

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Global Perspective: One Way, One Belt

Amine Moukarzel, President – MENA Region, Louvre Hotels Group
Pierre-Frédéric Roulot, CEO , Louvre Hotels Group and CEO , Jing Jang Europe

Global Perspective: One Way, One Belt

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CDO in the Hot Seat - Elie Younes

Elie Younes
Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group

CDO in the Hot Seat - Elie Younes

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CEO in the Hot Seat - ​Dr Badr Al Badr

Dr Badr Al Badr
Chief Executive Officer, Dur Hospitality

CEO in the Hot Seat - ​Dr Badr Al Badr

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Macroeconomic Overview: Unpicking the Big Picture - Part 1

Nenad Pacek
Founder and President, GSA Global Success Advisors & MEA Business Group

Macroeconomic Overview: Unpicking the Big Picture - Part 1

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AHIC 2018 Welcome Remarks - Haitham Mattar

Haitham Mattar
Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

AHIC 2018 Welcome Remarks - Haitham Mattar

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OTA and Rate Parity; the Unconventional Truth

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

OTA and Rate Parity; the Unconventional Truth

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Acquiring the Next Generation

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

Acquiring the Next Generation

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Finding Finance

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

Finding Finance

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AHIC 2018 Opening Keynote – His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar

His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar
Founder & Chairman, Emaar Properties

AHIC 2018 Opening Keynote – His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar

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Branded Residences – Managing Expectations

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

Branded Residences – Managing Expectations

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Global CEO in the Hot Seat - Keith Barr

Keith Barr, Chief Executive Officer, IHG

Global CEO in the Hot Seat - Keith Barr

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A detailed overview of hospitality projects in the region

Ed James
Director of Content & Analysis, MEED Projects

A detailed overview of hospitality projects in the region

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CASE STUDY: Bahrain

Jerad Bachar
Executive Director – Investment Development, Tourism, Real Estate, Education, Healthcare, EDB Bahrain

CASE STUDY: Bahrain

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A Focus on Saudi Arabia

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

A Focus on Saudi Arabia

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Asset Management

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

Asset Management

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International Investment Opportunities

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

International Investment Opportunities

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Macroeconomic Overview: Unpicking the Big Picture - Part 2

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

Macroeconomic Overview: Unpicking the Big Picture - Part 2

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Global Mega-Trends Now - Adapting to the Future of the Hospitality, Leisure and Entertainment Sectors

Dr Martin Berlin
Partner & Global Deals Real Estate Leader, PwC

Global Mega-Trends Now - Adapting to the Future of the Hospitality, Leisure and Entertainment Sectors

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PRESENTATION: Adventure Tourism

Luca Franco, CEO & Founder, Luxury Frontiers

PRESENTATION: Adventure Tourism

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What do Investors Want from the Operators?

AHIC 2018 Panel Session

What do Investors Want from the Operators?

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Hotel Performance Analysis: Must Have Insights

Robin Rossmann
Managing Director, STR

Hotel Performance Analysis: Must Have Insights

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AHIC 2018 Official opening by Conference Host and Patron

His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi
UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah

AHIC 2018 Official opening by Conference Host and Patron

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AHIC 2018: Emiratisation Workshop Recap

AHIC 2018 Mini Job Fair

AHIC 2018: Emiratisation Workshop Recap

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AHIC 2018: Hospitality and Tourism – Where all the opportunities are

AHIC 2018 Video
Produced by Emaar Hospitality

AHIC 2018: Hospitality and Tourism – Where all the opportunities are

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The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) announces its first Taj in KSA

The Indian Hotels Company Limited
AHIC 2018 Press Release

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) announces its first Taj in KSA

Movenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai shines in Germany with "Hotel of the Year 'Long Distance'" award

Movenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai shines in Germany with "Hotel of the Year 'Long Distance'" award

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IHG's Barr, Radisson's Younes talk Middle East hotels

IHG's Barr, Radisson's Younes talk Middle East hotels

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Global hotel pulse: Middle East/Africa news

Global hotel pulse: Middle East/Africa news

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Dubai: Growing its Mid-Market Appeal

Dubai: Growing its Mid-Market Appeal

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Emaar Hospitality Group Marks Historic Milestone of 50 Operational and Upcoming Hotel Projects

Emaar Hospitality Group Marks Historic Milestone of 50 Operational and Upcoming Hotel Projects

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Why hospitality is the UAE's tour de force industry - khaleejtimes.com

Why hospitality is the UAE's tour de force industry - khaleejtimes.com

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Infographic: HospitalityUnited.Club releases Middle East Online Travel Trends at ATM

Infographic: HospitalityUnited.Club releases Middle East Online Travel Trends at ATM

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Rotana plans expansion in the Middle East, Asia by 2023

Rotana plans expansion in the Middle East, Asia by 2023

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Fiennes' scaling of huge heights inspire AHIC hoteliers

Fiennes' scaling of huge heights inspire AHIC hoteliers

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Arabian hotel owners frustrated with brand disconnects

Arabian hotel owners frustrated with brand disconnects

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How to Plan an Extraordinarily Romantic Vacation

How to Plan an Extraordinarily Romantic Vacation

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Al Hokair Group Inks Exclusive Agreement with IHG for Holiday Inn Express in Saudi Arabia

Al Hokair Group Inks Exclusive Agreement with IHG for Holiday Inn Express in Saudi Arabia

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Ascott Wins Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand At World Travel Awards 2018 For The Third Consecutive Year

Ascott Wins Middle East's Leading Serviced Apartment Brand At World Travel Awards 2018 For The Third Consecutive Year

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Al Khozama: The Kingdom's Luxury Hospitality Operator Leads For The 6th Consecutive Year

Al Khozama: The Kingdom's Luxury Hospitality Operator Leads For The 6th Consecutive Year

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Qatar Now Offers the Best Guest Experience in the Middle East

Qatar Now Offers the Best Guest Experience in the Middle East

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Number of European Visitors to Countries in the GCC Rises [Download Construction Report]

Number of European Visitors to Countries in the GCC Rises [Download Construction Report]

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How to Make Abu Dhabi a Real Destination and Not Just a Stopover

How to Make Abu Dhabi a Real Destination and Not Just a Stopover

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Industry calls for proactive approach to Emiratisation in hospitality at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC)

Industry calls for proactive approach to Emiratisation in hospitality at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC)

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Rove Hotels expands presence to Ras Al Khaimah

Emaar Hospitality
AHIC 2018 Press Release

Rove Hotels expands presence to Ras Al Khaimah

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Industry calls for proactive approach to Emiratisation in hospitality at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC)

AHIC 2018 Press Release

Industry calls for proactive approach to Emiratisation in hospitality at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC)

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FORM Hotel Dubai: The Only ‘Design Hotels™’ Member in the Middle East

Smartotels Hospitality International
AHIC 2018 Press Release

FORM Hotel Dubai: The Only ‘Design Hotels™’ Member in the Middle East

SGH to establish 100-bed hospital in RAK’s Al Marjan Island to serve residents and visitors

Saudi German Hospital 
AHIC 2018 Press Release

SGH to establish 100-bed hospital in RAK’s Al Marjan Island to serve residents and visitors

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RAK reports highest quarterly hotel occupany as visitor numbers continue to grow

RAKTDA
AHIC 2018 Press Release

RAK reports highest quarterly hotel occupany as visitor numbers continue to grow

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IHG® signs agreement with Al Hokair Hospitality for Holiday Inn Express® in Saudi Arabia

IHG
AHIC 2018 Press Release

IHG® signs agreement with Al Hokair Hospitality for Holiday Inn Express® in Saudi Arabia

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Emaar launches ‘Address Al Marjan Island’ hotel and residences in a scenic resort-style development by the Arabian Sea in RAK

Emaar Hospitality
AHIC 2018 Press Release

Emaar launches ‘Address Al Marjan Island’ hotel and residences in a scenic resort-style development by the Arabian Sea in RAK

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Record attendance at the 14th edition of AHIC, held for the first time in Ras Al Khaimah

AHIC 2018 Press Release

Record attendance at the 14th edition of AHIC, held for the first time in Ras Al Khaimah

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Hospitality Advisory Partners launches at AHIC 2018

Hospitality Advisory Partners
AHIC 2018 Press Release

Hospitality Advisory Partners launches at AHIC 2018

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“ADAPT Now” says PwC at AHIC: a methodology for addressing the changes in the Middle East hospitality and tourism industry

PwC
AHIC 2018 Press Release

“ADAPT Now” says PwC at AHIC: a methodology for addressing the changes in the Middle East hospitality and tourism industry

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Marriott International Unveils Unified Loyalty Programs With One Set of Benefits

Marriott International
AHIC 2018 Press Release

Marriott International Unveils Unified Loyalty Programs With One Set of Benefits

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RAK Hospitality Holding posts 17% Q1 2018 revenue growth ahead of AHIC

RAK Hospitality Holding
AHIC 2018 Press Release

RAK Hospitality Holding posts 17% Q1 2018 revenue growth ahead of AHIC

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MEA Board of Hospitality Asset Managers Association Converges for Annual General Meeting

HAMA
AHIC 2018 Press Release

MEA Board of Hospitality Asset Managers Association Converges for Annual General Meeting

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Hotels must speed up the shift to tech-enabled practices to remain relevant in a diluted market

Grant Thornton
AHIC 2018

Hotels must speed up the shift to tech-enabled practices to remain relevant in a diluted market

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“World’s Greatest Living Explorer” to Address Global Hotel Investment Community at AHIC 2018

AHIC 2018 Press Release

“World’s Greatest Living Explorer” to Address Global Hotel Investment Community at AHIC 2018

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Modern leaders, forward-thinking investors and bold new hoteliers take centre-stage at annual hotel investment event

AHIC 2018 Press Release

Modern leaders, forward-thinking investors and bold new hoteliers take centre-stage at annual hotel investment event

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SHIC 2018 Presentation: Round up of Transformational and Infrastructure Projects

Richard Thompson
Editorial Director, MEED

SHIC 2018 Presentation: Round up of Transformational and Infrastructure Projects

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SHIC 2018 Presentation: Performance & Pipeline by STR

Philip Wooller
Area Director MEA, STR

SHIC 2018 Presentation: Performance & Pipeline by STR

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SHIC 2018 Presentation: The Social Effect & How to Harness It

Barry Moroney
Head of Middle East, TINT

SHIC 2018 Presentation: The Social Effect & How to Harness It

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SHIC 2018 Presentation: The Future of Saudi Tourism

Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage

SHIC 2018 Presentation: The Future of Saudi Tourism

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SHIC 2018 RECAP

SHIC 2018 RECAP

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The Saudi Hotel Investment Conference (SHIC) 2018 launches for the first time in the Kingdom

AHIC 2018 Press Release

The Saudi Hotel Investment Conference (SHIC) 2018 launches for the first time in the Kingdom

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STR: Market Performance & Supply Developments

STR

STR: Market Performance & Supply Developments

Saudi Arabia has more than 64,000 rooms across the three phases of the hotel development pipeline, according to data from STR.

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Understanding the role of OTAs and how they might evolve

Collier International's Filippo Sona unveils the truth behind OTAs and rate parity

Understanding the role of OTAs and how they might evolve

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Operating in an oversupply market

Colliers International’s Filippo Sona shares insight

Operating in an oversupply market

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Manchising and the future of Owner/Operator relationships

Colliers International’s Filippo Sona answers critical questions

Manchising and the future of Owner/Operator relationships

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‘Day of Disruption’ to inspire & challenge hotel investment community

2018 Press Release

‘Day of Disruption’ to inspire & challenge hotel investment community

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Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference launches as the Kingdom poised for massive hospitality growth

2018 Press Release

Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference launches as the Kingdom poised for massive hospitality growth

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Hotel investments in MENA to hit record high in 2018

2018 Press Release

Hotel investments in MENA to hit record high in 2018

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AHIC 2018 to uncover reality of hotel investment risks

2018 Press Release

AHIC 2018 to uncover reality of hotel investment risks

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An open letter to the AHIC community

Jonathan Worsley
Founder, Arabian Hotel Investment Conference
Chairman, Bench Events

An open letter to the AHIC community

Despite the urge to announce the new dates and amazing venue in just 140 characters, I have penned an old-school style letter to the AHIC community.

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Ras Al Khaimah Toursim Development partners with 2018 Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC)

2018 Press Release

Ras Al Khaimah Toursim Development partners with 2018 Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC)

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Return on Investment vs Return on Ego in 2017

Hala Matar Choufany
HVS Middle East & Africa

Return on Investment vs Return on Ego in 2017

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Creating Hotels and Shopping Centre Synergies

Robert Welanetz
Majid Al Futtaim Properties

Creating Hotels and Shopping Centre Synergies

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