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emerging markets perspectives Damascus, Syria With its all-too-recent past hostile relations with the U.S., Syria may seem an unlikely travel destination, but under the leadership of its young president, Bashar al-Assad, the country has developed a stock exchange, fostered European relations to encourage investment, and is working with the Obama administration to ease American economic sanctions. With an enviable location in the heart of the Fertile Crescent, and themed group tours ranging from St. Paul to the Silk Road, Syria is banking on its tourism appeal, and cashing in. According to Dr. Saad Allah Agha, Minister of Tourism, Syria hosted six million tourists in 2009, a growth rate of more than 10 percent over ’08, despite the global financial crisis. Leading the charge is the capital city of Damascus. Swiss operating company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, with owner Toumeh International Group, is scheduled to open a 5-Star, 267-room hotel, with dramatic interiors by Broadway Maylan, later this year. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an exclusive agreement with MAK Hotel Holdings, a member of the M.A. Kharafi Group of Kuwait, to develop the InterContinental Damascus. Set to open in 2012, the 370-room hotel will form part of the capital’s only integrated development, which will include a shopping mall, cinema complex, and office space. And Kempinski is doubling down. The Kempinski Hotel Sulaiman Bacha Khan, a 30-room boutique hotel set in an historic building within the walled old town of Damascus, undergoing restoration under the supervision of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and the 210-room Kempinski Hotel Damascus, complete with a selection of restaurants, cigar room, and fitness center and spa, are in the works. Top, from left: Renderings of the Movenpick Hotel Damascus, courtesy of Broadway Maylan. Left, top and bottom: The Four Seasons Damascus. www.hospitalitydesign.com January/February 2010
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - January 2010

Hospitality Design - January 2010
Contents
Online Contents
From the Editor
People
Sketchbook
Exhibits
Green
Profile
Interview
Emerging Markets
Seating
Bedding
Valencia
Hotel Sonya
W Santiago
Hotel Missoni
Mamilla Hotel
Backspace
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Hospitality Design - January 2010 - From the Editor
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Hospitality Design - January 2010 - Sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - January 2010 - Exhibits
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Hospitality Design - January 2010 - Green
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Hospitality Design - January 2010 - Emerging Markets
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Hospitality Design - January 2010 - Seating
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Hospitality Design - January 2010 - Bedding
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Hospitality Design - January 2010 - Valencia
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Hospitality Design - January 2010 - Hotel Sonya
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Hospitality Design - January 2010 - Mamilla Hotel
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