Rotana Hotels has been awarded the contract to operate the five-star hotel under construction by Bena Properties, Cham Holding’s real estate development arm, on the Mazzeh Motorway.
The Ministry of Tourism is offering 65 new sites for investment during the 5th Tourism Investment Market Forum taking place between 28 and 30 of April.
The Afamia Rotana Resort, the latest five-star hotel in Syria will open its doors next months after years of delay.
The number of tourists visiting Syria has continued to grow in the first quarter of this year but at a slower pace than in previous years, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
Syria ranked 85th in the World in terms of the competitiveness of its tourism industry according to an annual report published by the World Economic Forum.
The Four Seasons Hotel in Damascus posted another excellent performance in 2008, according to the annual report of Kingdom Hotel Investments, its mother company.
Greenline Interiors, a UAE firm, has announced that it was awarded a contract by the Wahoud Group to design and fit-out three hotels in Syria.
The number of tourists visiting Syria last year reached 3.6 million people, or an annual increase of 15 percent.
Dedeman Hotels expects to increase the occupancy rates of the three new hotels it is managing in Syria, according to its country manager, Birol Kaymas.
The Ministry of Tourism is giving new incentives to encourage investment in more remote areas of the country as well as in the largest projects it is offering to investors, according to Ghiath Al-Farrah, head of Touristic projects at the Ministry.
Dedeman Hotels and Resorts International is taking over the management of Le Meridien Hotel Damascus on January 1, 2009.
A new USD 60 million resort is taking off the ground in the region of Shahba, south of Damascus.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that it had signed a management contract with Hedley International Syria Ltd for a five-star hotel in the old city of Damascus.
Dedeman Hotels and Resorts International will manage three 5-star hotels in Syria, including Le Meridien Hotel in Damascus.
The Aga Khan Development Network is to develop two 5-star hotels in the old cities of Damascus and Aleppo.