Category: Industry Reports

  • 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 Snapshot – 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.

  • Do we need a hotel, an apartment, or both?

    Do we need a hotel, an apartment, or both?

    What makes an egg an egg? It is oval, white, and delicious, when cooked of course. What makes an orange an orange? It is round, orange, and full of vitamin C. What makes a hotel apartment a hotel apartment? It is a combination of a hotel room and an apartment; well it is a bit […]

  • Is it time for focused hotel developments?

    Up until 10 years ago we shared very similar environments in the Gulf, our food is the same, our culture is the same, and our oil is the same. Then the Dubai project happened and opened our eyes to new sectors such as health care, education, sports, entertainment and more. People who target special locations […]

  • The rising star of hotels in mixed-use developments

    The rising star of hotels in mixed-use developments

    Al Salhia Mall, Al Muthanna complex, Al Rayya Mall, Al Manshar Mall, and Marina Mall all have something in common. They are all mixed-use developments that have hotels integrated in them. Kuwait witnessed a big step forward in real estate development in 1978 with the introduction of Al Salhia mixed-use development by Al Salhia Real […]

  • The Business of Business Hotels

    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 […]