Hotelier Middle East covered all of the highlights at The Hotel Show Dubai 2016 as its Official Media Partner. Here are the key points taken from “The next frontier: a look at the new hotel brands entering the market and their impact on the hospitality landscape” panel discussion at its 2016 Vision Conference:
Vision Conference 2016 Panel Discussion – 18th September 2016
Chair: Devina Divecha, Senior Editor, Hotelier Middle East
Speaker: Peter Katusak-Huzsvar, General Manager, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City
Alexander Schneider, General Manager, Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts EMEA
Experts have claimed that the number of new hotel brands entering the market is a sign of maturity in the region’s hospitality industry.
W Dubai Al Habtoor City general manager Peter Katusak-Huzsvar, speaking at The Vision Conference at The Hotel Show 2016, said: “The new brands coming into the market are a great thing for Dubai and customers are going to benefit a lot. Bringing more prestigious brands is a great statement for a destination itself.”
Agreeing, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa GM Alexander Schneider said this is a sign of maturity.
Headded: “As the global tourism market is shifting and we are now dipping into new target groups, Dubai has outgrown the monumental hotel building strategy – the highest, the tallest and the most expensive – and now we are going down the same route as New York, London and Istanbul.
“We are starting to focus on the niche market so that we can get these quirky design-oriented travellers to Dubai. We have to do a better job than ever when you look at the worldwide market.”
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