Construction continues as West Bank settlement debate rages
New housing under construction on December 4, 2012 in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Ariel. Israel plans to build 3,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a move that has prompted wide-spread, international objections. Palestinians claim the plans, authorized a day after the UN upgraded the status of the Palestinians to non-member observer state, will bisect the West Bank and cut any future state in half. (Getty Images)
A few months after buying FRHI Hotels & Resorts from investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding, AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin denies the hotel management firm is growing too fast. In fact, he intends to pick up the pace – especially in the GCC.