HMH to make major strategic announcements
MMH – Hospitality Management Holding will participate at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018 and make major strategic announcements in line with the group’s vision for expansion across the Mena region.This will be the group’s 15th year of participation at the event, being held from April 22 to 25 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Speaking about the event, Aboudi Asali, chief executive officer of HMH, said: “As the largest travel and tourism show in the region, Arabian Travel Market is a key event in our calendar and we are excited by the opportunities it presents. We will continue to maintain a strong presence at ATM, and we believe that our numerous strategic announcements will be of huge interest to members of the global travel trade, and our partners.” HMH will operate from a stunning two-storey stand combining stylish design and practicality with an excellent location in Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre. The group will promote its brands apart from making a series of announcements, leading to an impactful presence at the fair, he said. Asali added: “The HMH portfolio continues to grow, with our careful and effective selection process ensuring that our rigorous standards remain as high as ever. We will be presenting our new properties from our customised and conveniently situated stand, and we look forward to meeting, networking and conducting business with owners and potential partners at ATM 2018.” HMH is also preparing for a strong show at the Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) from April 10 to 13, one of the key tourism and travel events in the region. Participating for the 10th year in a row, the hotel group will promote its properties at the event, including the Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel, Coral Port Sudan Hotel, Coral Dubai Deira Hotel, Corp Amman Hotel, Coral Khartoum Hotel and EWA Khartoum Hotel and Apartments. RTF is also an opportunity for HMH to present its new five-star property in Saudi Arabia – The Coral Al Madinah Hotel - scheduled to open in the next quarter, in time for Hajj season. Welcoming this opportunity, Ferghal Purcell, chief operating officer of HMH, said: “With Saudi Arabia continuing to grow at such an inspiring rate, the kingdom is, without doubt, a key market for HMH, as part of our wider GCC expansion. We are delighted to have a powerful presence in Saudi Arabia, and our portfolio has been significantly improved by the addition of the Coral Al Madinah Hotel which is designed to meet the needs of Hajj and Umrah pilgrims and their families.” Aboudi Asali said: “I’m thrilled to welcome the Coral Al Madinah Hotel to our portfolio. Saudi Arabia is an incredibly influential and promising market with tremendous growth potential. With the introduction of Coral Al Madinah, HMH will have a strong foothold in the region with world-class hotels and a commitment to guest service that’s nothing short of exceptional.” Coral Al Madinah joins HMH’s existing portfolio in Saudi Arabia, which includes the Coral Al Khobar Hotel, Coral Jubail Hotel and Coral Al Ahsa Hotel. * The HMH will be available on HC0530.