Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil (R) arrives with his Qatari counterpart and Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al-Thani for a joint press conference following their meeting with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo on January 8, 2013. Qatar said it will increase its financial aid to Egypt by $2.5 billion to a total of $5 billion, comprising an outright grant of $1 billion and $4 billion in bank deposits. (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”.