Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

April 2020 | United Arab Emirates

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Arabian hotel owners frustrated with brand disconnects

Posted on April 23, 2018

Owners and operators want stronger business alignment and partnerships, but expressed concerns over the fixation on supply and brand development, which they say comes at the cost of bottom-line performance. Owners in Arabic and Gulf Cooperation Council markets voiced frustrations during a panel at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference over a perceived lack of investment by brands into boosting revenue and overcoming bumps along the way. The comments by CEOs of hotel ownership companies were spurred by the questioning style of moderator Stephen Sackur, who presents one of the BBC’s flagship political programs, “HARDTalk.” ...

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