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The pace of hotel development in the Middle East is picking up after a two-year dry spell. The key to making these hotels a success is showing this region is still a place to visit when the rest of the world is back to open borders and on a level tourism playing field.

Series: Early Check-In

Early Check-In

Editor’s Note: Early Check-In, Making Sense of the Week in Hotel Deals & Development: First thing every Monday morning, hospitality reporter Cameron Sperance brings readers exclusive reporting and insights into hotel deals and development, and how those trends are making an impact across the travel industry. Start your week by being smarter.

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Hotel brands typically point to the U.S., China, and Europe as their main three geographic benchmarks for recovery from the pandemic. But the Middle East is the real winner.  Many of the publicly traded hotel companies to report fourth quarter and full-year 2021 earnings