Hilton to manage new DoubleTree resort in RAK
Dubai, May 8, 2014
Hilton Worldwide has signed an agreement with long-standing business partner, Mohamed Ruqait Real Estate for a new DoubleTree resort property on Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah’s premier island destination.
The new property, DoubleTree by Hilton Marjan Island Village, is expected to open end of 2015 and will be the third hotel for the DoubleTree brand in Ras Al Khaimah.
An exclusive man-made cluster of five islands, Marjan Island is located in the prestigious Al Hamra district of Ras Al Khaimah and the new 205-key upscale DoubleTree by Hilton Marjan Island Village will enjoy prime positioning, close to the newly opened DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Marjan Island hotel.
Once fully completed, Marjan Island’s extensive premium offshore development will be home to luxury waterfront homes, resorts, sports facilities and numerous pristine beaches.
John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton said: “DoubleTree by Hilton Marjan Island Village, UAE represents another important new chapter for our brand’s growing presence in the UAE.
“With a superb location and outstanding amenities, the hotel will undeniably be a shining model of DoubleTree’s versatility to seamlessly adapt to its surroundings whether it be stylish urban chic or, as in the case of Marjan Island, an exemplary example of a first-class, superior resort.”
The new resort will feature a cinema, open theatre, three restaurants, including two specialty outlets to be located 50 metres out to sea, a separate lounge bar, three swimming pools, one exclusively female, and a premier health club featuring eforea: Spa at Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s exclusive spa brand.
DoubleTree by Hilton Marjan Island Village will offer an array of on-site accommodation from individual superior deluxe rooms to a mix of 25 two- and three-bedroomed upscale apartments.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa said: “As the largest and longest serving international hospitality operator in Ras Al Khaimah, I am delighted to note that the country’s northern most Emirate is rapidly becoming a destination of choice among a growing number of perceptive travellers, particularly with those seeking an authentic Emirati experience.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Marjan Island Village will feature an array of upscale amenities and guest services; the rewards of the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty programme and the DoubleTree by Hilton award-winning CARE culture – which stands for ‘Create A Rewarding Experience’ for guests.
Owner Mohamed Ahmed Ali Ruqait said: “Following the success of our two existing DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in Ras Al Khaimah, I am delighted to be working with the Hilton Worldwide team again to develop a hotel which is destined to become a jewel in the crown in Ras Al Khaimah’s growing international status.”
“The winning partnership will once again draw on DoubleTree’s reputation for offering best in class accommodation and superior service standards, qualities which are skilfully captured in DoubleTree by Hilton Marjan Island Village,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service