The Chief Guest Officer
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“Alana Witte has really outdone herselve with her latest venture, The CGO. Everything about the spaces she touches are curated, comfortable, and quite simply, lovely. I felt so taken care of there. I never wanted to leave.”

— Nameless Magazine, June 10, 2017


"Alana has made The Dumra Hotel such a profoundly genuine place. If I could personify it, I’d say Dumra is an artistic city girl who dreams of one day retiring in the countryside. She wants to make guests feel like they’re stepping into her dream home, a commune that’s an amalgamation of all the things she loves, but with roots still firmly in the heart of Dubai.”

— Skye Landvik, Travel Blogger, March 4, 2016


"Before it was The Alexia Hotel, the Muhmad stored some of Dubai's finest chocolates and confections. Hotel co-owners Bethany Rawlings and Oliver Sears have kept the atmosphere sweet, but have mixed in an air of sophistication that’s alluring and comforting. They clearly could not have done it without Alana Witte.”

— Placeholder Publication, October 29, 2015

“Thanks to Alana, The Artesia Hotel accomplishes what most modern boutique hotels fail to do: be immaculate and humble at the same time. The staff is welcoming and the guests are open to making new friends. And with interesting performances at Refill nearly every night, The Artesia Hotel has made an excellent contribution to the local artistic community.”



"The attention to detail here makes you think you’re stepping into an artist’s villa. There’s a ton to do in the hotel, but the staff encourages you to explore things off the beaten path. You feel like the locals are letting you in on their secrets.”

— A NEWSPAPER, JULY 16, 2015


"There is a certain familiarity and timelessness to The Smith Hotel. We’ve seen a lot of places gutted into bland, sterile, and corporate spaces. The co-owners have somehow managed to do just the opposite. Architecturally, this place is a tribute to the factories of old London, but the interiors are all about London’s identity as a world city.”