Iran’s Abbasi: The Middle East’s most beautiful hotel


Iran’s Abbasi: The Middle East’s most beautiful hotel
By: CNN Travel

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(CNN) — Flick through almost any travel magazine these days and you’re bound to come across an article hailing Iran as the next big destination.
Prompting the spike in interest in the Islamic Republic is recent geopolitical wrangling in the shape of a nuclear deal with world powers that has ended some longstanding sanctions.
But while the country is trying to modernize its tourism industry in the face of increasing visitor numbers — 5.2 million came in 2016 and more are expected in 2017 — its more traditional offerings still have the potential to charm.
None more so than the Abbasi Hotel, an opulent if careworn establishment located in the ancient city of Esfahan.
It’s a place like no other.
Esfahan has its fair share of historical wonders (some which are UNESCO World Heritage sites), but in many ways the Abbasi has become a tourist attraction in its own right.
Built around 300 years ago, under the Safavid dynasty reign of Shah Sultan Husayn, it was originally used as a pit stop for merchants traveling the ancient Silk Road.


Rotana Says to Open first Hotel in Iran Soon

Rotana Says to Open first Hotel in Iran Soon

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The head of Rotana lodgings gathering, situated in Abu Dhabi, said it arrangements to open its first inn in Iran in under a year.

“We have marked inns in Tehran, Mashhad and Isfahan. We hope to open our first inn in Mashhad, a holy place city, by the principal quarter of one year from now,” Rotana’s President and CEO Omer Kaddouri stated, Arabian Business given an account of Sunday.

The inn administration organization will have 104 working lodgings by 2020, with 55 at present operational and 49 being worked on, he included.

“Quite a while back, we recognized an objective to open 100 inns by 2020. We will open 17 inns amongst now and the finish of 2018, esteemed at $1bn, which will take the quantity of existing lodgings to 72. What’s more, with another 32 inns opening throughout the following two years, we won’t just accomplish our objective, however outperform it.”

Iran arrangements to enable several lavish inns to be developed the nation over trying to pull in more guests to the Islamic nation.

With a substantial number of appealing common and recorded destinations, Iran is a standout amongst the most touristic nations on the planet.

Guest numbers have taken off since Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) achieved an atomic arrangement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in July 2015 and began actualizing it in January 2016.

Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference prepares for debut

Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference prepares for debut

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More than 300 industry leaders will be gathering at the opening Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference this week.

Zahra Ahmadipour, vice president or Iran and leader of the country’s cultural heritage, crafts and tourism organization, will open the conference alongside Ahmad Jamali, director general for foreign investment at the Ministry of Economics and Finance.

Two days of panel discussions and leading ideas from leading industry experts will follow, along with a unique opportunity to hear the views of the political leaders first hand and to network opportunities with prominent investors, developers and operators.

According to the latest euromonitor report – Travel in Iran – the country is the new emerging tourist destination and is expected to become the leading tourism market in the MENA region, provided that the infrastructure is capable of developing and managing change.

President Hassan Rouhani is determined to promote tourism and promote foreign investment, and the Iran Tourism Organization is working on this hand in hand with local communities to attract more investors.

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A growing number of investors are watching the opportunities in Iran, but there are still regulatory and bureaucratic hurdles in the process.
Saeed Shirkavand, deputy of Iran Tourism, will be on the scene next week to present investment opportunities in Iran.

Jonathan Worsley, chairman of Bench Events and founder of IHTIC, commented: “The conference is one of the most influential meetings in the region, on the challenges and opportunities of the hotel and tourism industry.

“The conference will promote dialogue between the public and private sectors, show project opportunities and access to the market and business in Iran.”

The Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference will take place from 7 to 8 February at the Parsian Evin Hotel in Tehran.

Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (IHTIC)

 Iran Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (IHTIC)

 IHTIC will attract an international audience of senior figures and decision-makers involved in all aspects of hotel and tourism investment in Iran. The conference will focus on hotel development and tourism attraction in Iran. Join us in Tehran and hear from the regions industry experts on the opportunities available in the region, find out what lessons they have learnt about doing business in the country and how they have overcome development and operational challenges. Find out how government is stimulating foreign investment into the country, what incentives and projects are available.