Category: Publications

  • Chocolate Cereal Products in Kuwait

    Chocolate Cereal Products in Kuwait

    Market Review The current cereal supply market is dominated by Kellogg’s and Nestle providing a wide range of product flavors and portions while dominating the biggest shelf share in retail and wholesale outlets. There are other smaller players such as Weetabix, Country Farm, General Mills, and Heaven Birds but they lack the shelf presence and […]

  • Kuwait Telecom Market Snapshot 2011

    Kuwait was the first of many countries in the MENA region to enter the wireless communication industry by establishing Mobile Telecommunications Company in 1983. MTC (currently named Zain) was mainly owned by the Kuwaiti Government with a 49% stake of the company, which was reduced to 25% in 2001. Wataniya Telecom was commercially launched in 1999 […]

  • 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 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 […]