Following on from a summer season dominated by Ramadan and regional visitors, the Coral Oriental Hotel is gearing up for resurgence in business, starting with Eid and rolling through to the major corporate and tourism season in the third and fourth quarters.
According to General Manager Tony Homsi, end of year business is expected to top off a record year that has fully wiped out the effects of the downturn of previous years when the global recession affected occupancy and rate figures.
“With occupancy for Dubai hotels peaking at more than 85 per cent in the first quarter, and even reaching nearly 80 per cent in May according to the latest TRI Hospitality figures, we can see that the city remains a firm favourite for both business and leisure visitors,” he said.
“Few cities in the region can demonstrate such a growth in occupancy and revenues, even despite the continuous injection of new inventory which always intensifies competition.”
The continued unrest around the Middle East that has channelled much regional traffic to Dubai, plus the timing of Ramadan during the summer holidays, which has incentivised hoteliers and airlines to offer attractive packages during this period, has served to help hotel occupancy levels, but the big surge in business will come with Eid.
“While the Eid holiday is a very popular time for travel, it is a short vacation and Dubai is again the obvious choice for many GCC residents, so we are expecting leisure bookings to rise this month prior to the resumption of normal corporate traffic from September,” added Mr Homsi.
Located in Deira just 10 minutes’ from Dubai International Airport, the Coral Oriental Hotel features 95 rooms and suites, Mediterranean restaurant and café, business centre and boutique conference room, valet parking and Wi-Fi, plus a free shuttle to nearby beach facilities.
For more information about the hotel visit http://www.coral-orientaldubai.com
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