Sunday, 30 April 2017

UAE: Jannah Hotels And Resorts Announces Debut,Hilton Signes Management Agreement With Al Marwan Group

UAE-based luxury hotel operator and developer, Jannah Hotels and Resorts, has announced a new luxury mixed-use development on Al Khan Lagoon, Ras Al Khor, in Sharjah city.

According to the hotel group, the 57 storey property will include a high-end shopping mall, office space, hotel apartments and a new luxury hotel and spa to be called Jannah Al Khan Hotel & Spa.

Announced during Arabian Travel Market, the high-rise development will be the group’s first Sharjah property and is expected to be the tallest building in the city, opening in 2020.

The Jannah Al Khan Hotel & Spa will offer a host of world-class facilities, including a spa, state-of-the-art health club, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, park, children’s playground, plus numerous cafes and restaurants.

According to the developer, the hotel will also boast the largest royal suite in Sharjah, complete with a private pool, terrace with a private dining area, kitchen and large living areas. The hotel will have its own helipad.

Sharjah currently has a number of high profile new hotels and resorts under development, including a new US$100 million (AED 367m) art and culture themed 5-star luxury beachfront hotel and resort; and the US$32.8 million (AED 120.6m) five-star Al Khan Village Resort being developed by Omran Properties.

Meanwhile, Al Bait Hotel, a new 5-star hotel being built by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in the Heart of Sharjah heritage area, is expected to open later this year.

The emirate is seeing growth across all hotel segments with a 200-room Novotel adjacent to Sharjah Expo, a Pullman Sharjah hotel, a Sheraton Four Points hotel and a Starwoood’s Aloft boutique hotel, all under development. Earlier this month, Hilton announced plans to open the 250-room DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Waterfront Hotel & Suites in 2020, located opposite to Sharjah’s Al Majaz Waterfront in the centre of the city.

Sharjah has become increasingly popular with overseas visitors with Sharjah International Airport handling 11 million passengers during 2016.

Hilton has signed a management agreement with Sharjah’s Al Marwan Group to open the emirate’s debut DoubleTree by Hilton property opposite Al Majaz Waterfront in the centre of the city.

The US$43 million (AED 158m) development will be called the DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Waterfront Hotel & Suites and will offer 254 suites and serviced apartments.

The new hotel, which is expected to open in 2020, will be Hilton’s second property in the emirate after the Hilton Sharjah on the nearby Corniche Road.

Sharjah offers visitors more than 100 hotels and hotel apartment properties and occupancy rates recently beat regional averages, growing by 5.5 percent during January compared to the same month in 2016 (according to global analyst STR).

Some of the leading hotel groups in the world operate properties in Sharjah, including Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, GHM, Louvre Hotels Group, Premier Inn Hotels, Rotana Hotels and Resorts, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, and Wyndham Worldwide

Sharjah currently has a variety of of new hotels and resorts under development, including the construction of a new US$100 million (AED 367m) art and culture themed 5-star luxury beachfront hotel and resort; a 4-star, 200 room Novotel located adjacent to Sharjah Expo; a 4-star Sheraton Four Points hotel; and an Aloft boutique hotel.

In addition, Al Bait Hotel, a new 5-star hotel being built by Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) in the Heart of Sharjah, is expected to open later in 2017.

The new DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Waterfront Hotel & Suites will be built in a prime location opposite one of the city’s most popular tourism and leisure destinations, Al Majaz Waterfront.

The area is one of the Sharjah city’s busiest tourism locations and boasts a wide range of activities, from a splash park and mini golf course for families to quality dining, retail outlets and fountain displays.

Sharjah has become increasingly popular with overseas visitors with Sharjah International Airport handling 11 million passengers during 2016.

A number of large scale leisure and tourism developments are also underway including the restoration of Heart of Sharjah heritage area, a mixed-use development on Maryam Island and the upcoming five-star Al Khan Village Resort.