Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the opening of its second property in Jordan.
The Marina Plaza Hotel by Swiss-Belhotel is a 260-key resort located in Tala Bay.
Laurent A. Voivenel, senior vice president, operations and development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, said: “We are proud to welcome Marina Plaza Hotel by Swiss-Belhotel to our collection of hotels in the region. Tala Bay is a unique leisure hub and is quickly emerging as a sought-after destination.
“With the opening of this second property we are excited to expand our footprint here, especially at a time when the area is experiencing continued growth in demand from both regional and international travellers.”
Ziad Abu Jaber, chairman of Jordan Projects for Tourism Development (JPTD) was equally vocal in his praise for the project.
He said: “JPTD is a publicly listed company that owns, develops and operates the entire Red Sea destination of Tala Bay Aqaba. As part of an exclusive agreement signed recently with Swiss-Belhotel International, we had appointed Swiss-Belhotel International to co-manage JPTD’s existing three hotels in Aqaba as well as our future portfolio of properties.”
He added that Marina Plaza Hotel by Swiss-Belhotel enjoys a prime location in Tala Bay and has been developed to serve the growing need for quality hotels in the area.
Gavin M. Faull, chairman and president of Swiss-Belhotel International, said: “We are committed to growing our presence in the Middle East, a strategic growth market for us where we have a robust development pipeline corresponding to 17% of our global portfolio.
“We are eager to expand in the region in the right locations with the right partners such as Jordan Projects for Tourism Development and are pleased to flag Marina Plaza Hotel by Swiss-Belhotel as our latest property.”