Rezidor to operate two top hotels in UAE
Dubai, July 7, 2011
The Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide, has added two key properties to its list in the United Arab Emirates.
The Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai, featuring 471 rooms and the Radisson Blu Resort, Fujairah Dibba with 257 rooms – both managed by JAL in the past – will be operated under the group’s successful core brand with immediate effect.
The hotels are owned by ACICO Industries and its subsidiary, a Kuwait based publically listed company.
“The Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai will be one of our flagships in the Middle East. It enjoys a prime location with outstanding visibility, an award-winning design, and world class service standards. We are proud and thankful to be the operator of such a high-quality asset”, said Rezidor’s president and CEO Kurt Ritter during his personal visit to Dubai today.
“The Radisson Blu Resort, Fujairah Dibba further strengthens our growing portfolio of young and stylish resorts across Europe, Middle East and Africa, and opens new leisure markets to us,” said Ritter.
“We are delighted to have chosen the Rezidor group to manage our hotels. We believe that this relationship is an optimal one for both organizations given Radisson Blu’s experience and presence in the Middle East and Europe which will undoubtedly contribute to the success of our properties,” said Nabil Al Khaled, COO at ACICO Industries.
“We are proud to partner with ACICO on these properties and look forward to the success of our relationship', said Elie Younes, VP business development MEA.
The Radisson Royal Hotel, Dubai is located on the prominent Sheikh Zayed Road. Besides 375 rooms with a size of 41 sq m minimum, the property comprises 96 suites between 61 and 273 sq m. The hotel offers an all-day dining restaurant and three specialty restaurants, a lobby lounge and pool bar, and a night club. A peaceful Zen Spa, fitness centre, and exclusive rooftop pool complement the excellent leisure services. The hotel features eight meeting rooms and a ballroom for up to 300 guests.
The Radisson Blu Resort, Fujairah Dibba is situated between the Hajjar Mountains and the Gulf of Oman – guests enjoy a 500 metre sandy beach, the longest in the emirate. The 257 rooms range from standard rooms to suites. Services comprise five restaurants, two bars, a lobby lounge and a beach lounge. The beautiful spa area includes four terrace pools and a fitness centre, and the hotel has a dive centre and a dedicated pool and playground area for children.
Business travellers find a multi-purpose hall and indoor conference space at the hotel as well as outdoor venues for up to 1,000 attendees. -TradeArabia News Service