future hospitality summit
Hala Matar Choufany | May 23, 2023
By Hala Matar Choufany In the discussion with Bani Haddad, Hala Matar Choufany discusses the change in traveler behaviour and experiences as the new trend. Hala Matar Choufany also reviews the maturity levels of Middle East countries. The discussion leads to the topic of rising third-party hotel management contracts, where Bani Haddad explains the value proposition of third-party management companies. Some of the benefits of working with a third-party management company are the avoidance of corporate expense structures, which leads to lower costs and a better bottom line, and simple and flexible contractual terms. Although, the most im...
Zabada Abouelhana | September 27, 2022
By Zabada N. Abouelhana The 2022 Future Hospitality Summit, held September 19-21 in Dubai, brought together nearly 1,100 hotel owners, investors, operators, brand representatives, and consultants. Leading hospitality executives—including our own, Hala Matar Choufany, President of HVS Middle East, Africa & South Asia—served on panel discussions that addressed topics related to hotel development, financing, sustainability, and hotel management, as well as the near and long-term future of the MENA tourism industry. Throughout the conference, there was a sense of great optimism supported by reports of continued hotel performance impr...
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