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Hospitality in the Middle East

Hala's contribution as one of the leading world experts in the "Business and Management Collection" from Henry Stewart Talks on the topic of Hospitality in the Middle East

Building Hotels in a Challenging Environment | FHS 2023

Watch Hala Matar Choufany's discussion about the region's development of hotels, the existing challenges, and opportunities, at the 2023 Future Hospitality Summit

Navigating the Investment Terrain: Trends in GCC Hotel Development Costs

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.

A new chapter in the region’s growth story

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.

Bahrain: The Ultimate Escape Destination

Hala Matar Choufany, president for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia at HVS, defines Bahrain’s hospitality scene and details what makes it the ultimate tourism destination.

How Major Sporting Events are Spurring Growth in the GCC

Over the past decade, the GCC region has transformed from a business destination to an experiential one, evidenced by an increase in international arrivals, private investments and government visions, initiatives and developments. Hala Matar Choufany, president for HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, and managing partner of HVS Dubai, outlines the market developments and what’s on the horizon.

HVS 2023 European Hotel Valuation Index

European hotel values rise 3% in 2022 in what proved a mixed year for the sector. Read more in our latest European Hotel Valuation Index.

HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotel Sector – 2022 Performance Review

The Indian hospitality sector made a significant comeback in 2022. Read on to know more.

2022 Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) Key Takeaways

HVS Dubai consultants attended the 2022 Future Hospitality Summit, held September 19-21 in Dubai, which brought together nearly 1,100 hotel owners, investors, operators, brand representatives, and consultants. This article summarizes key takeaways from the presentations and panel discussions held at the conference.

The Development Boom in the Dominican Republic

Over the last decade, the Dominican Republic has experienced robust growth in visitation, coupled with increased investment in the hospitality sector. This article explores the latest development trends in this important Caribbean destination.
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