Tourism in the Middle East has long been dominated by the high-end resorts in Dubai, Egypt and Jordan yet they could soon have a new challenger in their midst. Saudi Arabia is turning its attention to tourism and entertainment as it seeks to not only reposition its economy but also meet a pent-up demand for greater leisure options within its own population.
The 106 guest-room hotel located near Addis Ababa Bole International Airport will feature a range of dining options including an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge and a grab and go outlet. The hotel will also offer a multi-purpose hall, meeting rooms, a business centre and a fitness centre.
For hotels in the Middle East & Africa, July marked a low in recent top and bottom line performance as demand levels remained soft during the stifling summer months, according to the latest poll of full-service hotels from HotStats.
Located within the new, two-tower Burj Alshaya development Four Seasons is ideally situated for business and leisure travellers visiting the city, as well as local guests to dine, entertain and relax. Indeed, with 2,912 square metres (31,349 square feet) of beautifully-appointed event spaceshosting up to 1,200 guests, Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait already has many important business meetings and social events on the calendar including 21 weddings so far.