As 2023 ends, regional HVS leaders across the globe take a look back at how the global hotel industry fared this year. Overall, operating metrics shined brightly, with revenue growth achieved in most global markets, while investment activity cooled. The investment market is expected to improve in 2024.
Our team of experts has gathered invaluable insights, best practices, and case studies from the forefront of hotel development which forms the basis of our cost indication. Collectively, Hala Matar Choufany and Filippo Sona have advised on more than 10,000 hotel projects in the region, bringing tremendous experience, and unparalleled insights into hotel development costs and recent trends in the industry.
Strategic master plans and reforms point to a growing appetite for hospitality investment and development across the GCC, bringing opportunities to benefit from attractive returns and contribute to the growth and diversification of regional economies. Hala Matar Choufany, president, HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, maps out the openings and challenges, and crunches the numbers.
Hala Matar Choufany, President of Middle East, Africa, and South Asia for HVS, together with Turab Saleem, Head of Tourism and Hospitality at Knight Frank, contributed to the article on the future of tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
As UAE recovers from COVID impact and retains its position as a global tourism destination, a performance analysis of the three main emirates for the years 2019 – 2022 is presented by HVS team along with key development trends and opportunities.
With its unique culture, landscapes and culinary riches, Morocco is among the world's most enchanting countries. Hala Matar Choufany, president for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia at HVS, describes the hospitality scene in the North African jewel and what makes it such an intriguing tourism destination.
In the lead up to their participation at the Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) in Dubai in September, 2022, Hala Matar Choufany, President Middle East, Africa and South Asia for HVS, and Bani Haddad, Founder & Managing Director of Aleph Hospitality caught up to discuss how third party management has evolved over the years with a focus on the Middle East and Africa.