Chinese American fans cheer at the Wang Fu Jing shopping street in Beijing. The quality of the air continues to be a major issue in the lead up to the games. Ten thousand athletes have gathered in China for the Olympic games along with hundreds of thousands of fans and 30,000 journalists. China says that there are 100,000 security forces in place to secure that the games are safe. (Getty Images)
The hotel brand inspired by a legendary land described in a 1933 novel is spreading its story across the GCC. Global CEO Greg Dogan discusses expansion plans and the industry's new emphasis on “lifestyle”.