InterCon, Seba in Fujairah resort tieup
Abu Dhabi, December 7, 2008
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi-based Seba Properties for the development of InterContinental Fujairah Resort, the group's first beach resort property in the UAE.
The 291-room beachfront property, to come up in one of the UAE's most attractive tourist destinations, will establish a benchmark for quality and luxury amongst upscale resorts across the Middle East, said a company statement.
Part of the growing portfolio of over 150 InterContinental hotels worldwide, InterContinental Fujairah Resort will connect guests with what is special about the destination, providing them with authentic and enriching 'in the know' experiences, it said.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Hajar Mountains with breathtaking views across the Indian Ocean, the resort will consist of a series of low-rise Arabesque village-style buildings, giving it a sense of place that is unique to Fujairah.
The property's design will combine contemporary design elements with strong Arab influences that reflect the local heritage and culture.
The five-star property is set along Fujairah's two-km coastline, on 69,500 sq m of land. The resort will offer a variety of restaurants, retail outlets, a health club and spa as well as a kids' club.
Expected to open by the end of 2010, InterContinental Fujairah Resort will be surrounded by unspoilt natural landscapes which have made this tranquil Emirate a haven of relaxation for local, regional and, increasingly, international travellers.-TradeArabia News Service