Former Kuwaiti MP and opposition leader Musallam al-Barrak (C) takes part in march on a major road in Kuwait City on December 8, 2012, during a demonstration to demand dissolving the new parliament elected last week amid a massive boycott as the oil-rich Gulf state plunged into political stalemate. The opposition supporters demonstrated for the second week in a row attracting large numbers of people as police watched the protest without interfering after the organisers obtained a licence. (AFP/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”.