August 20, 2019
By Hannah Prince

Cvent released its 2018 list of the Top 25 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and Africa, and the No. 1 position is occupied by JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, a 1,608-room property with 85,000 square feet of meeting space.

"This is great news for us, and we are very proud to be the No. 1 meeting hotel in the Middle East and Africa,” said Bill Keffer, general manager of JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai. “It’s been a challenging market, and yet our teams have been working extremely hard to ensure we continue to be a top destination for meetings in the region. We strive to consistently offer the most exceptional experiences for our guests at any given time.”

The top 10 MEA hotels on the list are:

  1. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
  2. Conrad Dubai
  3. Intercontinental Dubai – Festive City
  4. Grand Hyatt Dubai
  5. Fairmont Dubai
  6. The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
  7. Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Johannesburg
  8. The Westin Cape Town
  9. Hyatt Regency Johannesburg
  10. Madinat Jumeirah

Other Lists

Cvent launched four regional hotel lists: the Top 100 Meeting Hotels in the U.S., Top 50 Meeting Hotels in Europe, Top 50 Meeting Hotels in the Asia-Pacific region, and Top 25 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and Africa. These lists were compiled by analyzing hotel properties that generated business through Cvent Supplier Network, which sourced more than $14.7 billion in business and more than 40 million room nights in 2017.

“As the market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, Cvent hosts one of the world’s largest venue sourcing networks and group business booking platforms,” said Chris McAndrews, vice president of marketing for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “With this comes an incredible amount of data that we look forward to sharing each year in the Top Hotels format. A venue’s inclusion on the list means they are a top choice for event planners worldwide who are looking for the perfect venue to book their group business.”


Hannah Prince

Hannah joined Cvent as the Senior Editor for Hospitality Cloud content after more than a decade in the journalism world. As a passionate editor, she's always willing to discuss the merits of the Oxford comma, the use of who vs. whom, or the definition of a dangling modifier.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, taking her dog to happy hour, and buying even more shoes.

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