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easyHotel to deliver 500+ new Hotel Rooms in Iran

By John Lee. UK-based easyHotel, the owner, developer and operator of “super budget” branded hotels, has announced that it has signed a Master Development Agreement with 3SV Limited to develop the easyHotel brand across multiple sites in Iran. The Iranian Tourism industry has seen significant growth in recent years with the Government outlining ambitious plans […]

New Generation of Iranian Hostels attract Younger Tourists

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Tourism has been among the main sectors of the Iranian economy that immediately witnessed steady growth after the lifting of international sanctions last year as part of the 2015 nuclear deal. With the rise in […]

Rotana to Open 1st Hotel in Iran ‘Soon’

The head of Rotana hotels group, based in Abu Dhabi, said it plans to open its first hotel in Iran in less than a year. “We have signed hotels in Tehran, Mashhad and Isfahan. We expect to open our first hotel in Mashhad, a shrine city, by the first quarter of next year,” Rotana’s President […]

Marriott Hotels “Very Keen” on Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. The President and Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa at Marriott International has said his company is “very keen” to enter the Iranian market. According to a report from Gulf News, Alex Kyriakidis (pictured) told a press conference in Abu Dhabi: “Today, Marriott International, being a United States publicly-floated company, […]

New Five Star Hotel opens in Tabriz

Turkey’s Kaya Hotels & Resorts has opened its tenth hotel in the region, with the inauguration of its Kaya Laleh Park Hotel in Tabriz, in Iran’s northwestern East-Azerbaijan province. The opening ceremony was attended by Iran’s Head of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO), Masoud Soltanifar, on Tuesday. (Source: Real Iran, Kaya Hotels)

Steigenberger Group to Build 10 Hotels in Iran

By John Lee. Germany’s Steigenberger Hotel Group is set to build 10 hotels across Iran over the next ten years. The CEO of Steigenberger Hotels, Puneet Chhatwal (pictured), signed the agreement with the deputy director of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO), Saeid Shirkavand, during a meeting at Tehran’s Espinas Palace Hotel, according […]

Turkey to Build 10 Hotels in Iran

A Turkish tourism ministry official said Tehran and Ankara have signed an agreement whereby Turkish investors will be allowed to build at least 10 hotels in Iran following a lasting nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and six world powers. Under the terms of the agreement signed between the two nations during a recent Turkish […]

Meliá Hotels Announces New 5-Star Hotel in Iran

Meliá Hotels International has announced its entry into the Iranian market with the first five-star branded hotel to be managed by an international hotel company. The Gran Melia Ghoo Hotel, located in the largest mixed residential, commercial and hotel complex to be developed in Iran, currently being built in Salman Shahr, a popular holiday destination […]

New Tax Incentives for Iranian Tourism Industry

The General Director of the Iranian National Tax Administration (INTA) has said that new tax incentives will be given to the tourism industry in the next Iranian calendar year (1395). Seyyed Kamel Taghavinejad (pictured) said that tourism revenues for hotels and new tourist residential centers belonging to non-governmental legal entities will be tax free for  […]

Iran to be New Skiing Destination

Iran could be the next big destination for skiers, according to a report from The Economist. The resort of Dizin (pictured), for example, has lifts that go to almost 3,600 metres (12,000 feet), and a day pass costs just $20. The country’s tourism organisation wants to boost visitor number from 4-million now to 20-million by […]

Accor Announces Tehran Hotels

France’s AccorHotels has announced that it has signed a management agreement with Aria Ziggurat for its two inaugural properties in Tehran. The new hotels – Novotel IKIA and ibis IKIA – are connected to the main terminal of Imam Khomeini International Airport and scheduled to open in October 2015. AccorHotels is the first international hotel […]