(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The year 2013 is just three months old, but it has proved to be very optimist and fruitful for Tamani Hotel Marina, the only Islamic hotel in the vicinity that has witnessed a commendable number of increases in its occupancies, source markets and revenue per available room, or RevPAR.
The days of economic downturn finally seem bidding adieu, as figures seem increasing and the markets appear growing. The economy witnessing a positive turn around hospitality is no exception.
"Our RevPAR is higher by four to five per cent not only in comparison to last year but in fact to the last three years. Just looking at the figures for the month of February 2013, we were eight per cent more compared to February 2012," said Walid Al Awa, general manager of Tamani Hotel Marina. "The occupancy levels were up by three to four per cent than what we witnessed in the same month last year.
All our source markets - the UAE, Saudi Arabia, the CIS, Europe and other Gulf countries - showed a slight increase. This means not only is the concept of Islamic hotel being more widely-spread and accepted, but Tamani Hotel Marina as a brand and Marina as an area is gaining momentum. Definitely, our location plays a vital role in getting popularity" added Al Awa.
Along with the already-existing source markets Tamani Hotel Marina also got a good footfall from new markets such as China, India, Australia and South Africa. The Gulf market, though, still remained the most important and growing source market for Tamani Hotel Marina.
To meet up the competition and maintain affordable rates with the high quality of service hotels have to manage their operating costs and contribute to its corporate social responsibility. Tamani Hotel Marina understands and appreciates this very well and for the year 2012, it managed both the former and latter by decreasing expenses on energy and electricity consumptions, respectively.
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