Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the opening of its first five-star property in Jordan – the Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay Aqaba.
The 336-room beachfront property is located on the Red Sea with 80 per cent of the rooms facing the marina.
Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay Aqaba is the pearl of the Red Sea and we are very excited to flag it. The hotel is now fully integrated into our global system following the brand conversion.
“In addition to outstanding accommodation, Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay Aqaba boasts exceptional dining and leisure facilities including three specialty restaurants and a beach bar, five swimming pools, kids club, and exciting water sports and recreation activities.”
The project was signed a few months ago as part of an agreement between Swiss-Belhotel International and Jordan Projects for Tourism Development (JPTD).
Under the terms of the agreement, Swiss-Belhotel International will co-manage JPTD’s existing three hotels in Aqaba as well as its future portfolio of properties.
Gavin M. Faull, chairman and president of Swiss-Belhotel International, said:”We are proud to partner and expand our footprint in the Kingdom with a distinguished organization such as Jordan Projects for Tourism Development. “The Middle East holds high significance for us with 17% of our global portfolio centered in the region and we are glad to welcome Grand Swiss-Belresort Tala Bay Aqaba to our upscale luxury collection of hotels.”