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Kuwait Road Projects Snapshot 2009

Overview Kuwait has a highly maintained roads and transportation system that has been developing rapidly over the years. The first Kuwait Master plan (1KMP) was developed in 1952 by the British firm Minoprio, Spencely and Macfarlane which laid the foundation for: Establishing the road network in Kuwait Reorganizing the old Kuwait City by dividing the […]

Kuwait Hospitality Market (2009)

Abstract Kuwait has been on the map of hospitality investment and development since the 1960s. International operators entered Kuwait early where Sheraton Kuwait Hotel & Towers was opened in 1966 in the heart of Kuwait City. Other hotel operators then followed such as InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), Starwood Hotels, Rotana Hotels, and Accor Hotels. Local […]

Kuwait Healthcare Sanpshot – 2009

Kuwait’s wealth enabled it to provide free Healthcare to its local residents and collect minimal fees from expats. The Kuwaiti government also sends local citizens abroad for treatment if no applicable resources are available locally. The Healthcare system contributed 1.07% of the G.D.P. in 2008 which is relatively low among the other activities in country’s […]

How to jump start your hotel development

Jump starting a car is fairly easy, but jump starting a hotel development is a bit more complicated. More things need to be put together than just another car battery and few wires to get a hotel project rolling. In principle, initiating a hotel development is no different from other property developments but some few […]

The Business of Business Hotels

A shift in the category of hotels being developed in Kuwait was noticed in recent years. A Four Points by Sheraton, an Ibis Hotel, and a Courtyard Hotels started to show since 2003. Developers have noticed a niche market that has a potential of attracting the business type of demand. Two questions to be answered […]