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Swiss-Belhotel International Announces Expansion Plans at Arabian Travel Market 2016

18 April, 2016


DUBAI, MIDDLE EAST: Swiss-Belhotel International, a leading multi-brand hotel management company, will unveil a pipeline of openings in the Middle East at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016 as it continues its expansion in the region.

Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President Mr. Gavin M. Faull. For high resolution version, click here. Swiss-Belhotel International's participation at ATM from April 25-28 comes as the company plans to open two hotels in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, and one property in the holy city of Makkah this year.

Next year, further openings are planned with a five-star hotel in Bahrain and a four-star property in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

The expansion in the region will further grow an impressive portfolio of 135 hotels and resorts operating in Asia-Pacific destinations such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Australia and New Zealand, while the group recently opened its first hotel in Europe, the Swiss-Belhotel Varna in Bulgaria.

Representing Swiss-Belhotel International at ATM will be Chairman and President, Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Senior Vice President of IT and E-Commerce, Mr. Matthew Faull and Vice President – Operations and Development – The Middle East, Mr. Noel Massoud.

Swiss-Belhotel International's stand will showcase the Middle East properties in Sharjah, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, with the regional team led by Mr. Noel Massoud, Vice President - Operations and Development – The Middle East.

Mr. Massoud said: "We are delighted to be attending ATM 2016. We will be showcasing our existing global properties, including our first European property in Bulgaria, as well as announcing additions to our portfolio in the Middle East.

"It is the eighth time we have attended this event so we will look forward to meeting familiar faces as well as making new friends among the travel trade professionals and potential owners and investors who will be present at the show."

Swiss-Belhotel International's booth will be located at HC 300 in Sheikh Saeed Arena Hall at the Arabian Travel Market to be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center from April 25-28, 2016.

For further information and high-resolution photography, please contact:

Harshanty Kaloko
Regional Director – Public Relations and Promotions
Swiss-Belhotel International
Tel: (62 21) 2952 7277, 2952 7278
Fax: (62 21) 2952 7275, 2952 7276

Brayna Tolledo
Group Communications and Loyalty Programme Manager
Swiss-Belhotel International, Group Sales and Marketing Office
Tel: (62 21) 2952 7277, 2952 7278
Fax: (62 21) 2952 7275, 2952 7276

David Johnson
Managing Director
Delivering Asia Communications
Direct Tel: +66 (0) 2246 1159
Tel: +668 9170 9866

Notes to editors:

Swiss-Belhotel International currently manages a portfolio of more than *135 hotels, resorts and projects located in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, Bulgaria, Turkey and Georgia. Awarded Indonesia's Leading Global Hotel Chain for six consecutive years, Swiss-Belhotel International is one of the world's fastest-growing international hotel and hospitality management groups. The Group provides comprehensive and highly professional development and management services in all aspects of hotel, resort and serviced residences. Offices are located in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, United Arab Emirates, China, Indonesia and Vietnam.

*Numbers may fluctuate

Swiss-Belhotel International Announces Expansion Plans at Arabian Travel Market 2016