Arada, a joint venture between KBW Investments and Basma Group, has signed a management agreement with Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality & leisure subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, to launch three new hotels in Sharjah.
Under the terms of the agreement, Emaar Hospitality Group will manage Address Aljada Sharjah with 150 rooms, and Address Residences Aljada Sharjah, an exclusive selection of only 150 serviced residences, located in Aljada’s Central Hub, the heart of the megaproject.
Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, added: “Sharjah has unique touristic value that is defined by its cultural museums as well as natural attractions. With our three hotel brands marking their entry to Sharjah for the first time, we are not only expanding our footprint in the UAE but also contributing the strengthening the tourism sector of the emirate.
“While Address Aljada Sharjah will appeal to luxury travellers, Vida Aljada is for the new generation of entrepreneurs and travellers, and Rove Aljada Sharjah brings the midscale offering. All hotels stand out for their brand philosophy and design approach, and are located centrally adding to the connectivity and mobility of our guests.”
His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi said: “Our flagship development, Aljada is a first-of-its-kind integrated lifestyle destination in Sharjah that will add tremendous value to the economy. Hospitality is one of the core aspects of the mega-development.
“With the growth in tourist arrivals to Sharjah, and the emirate’s status as a cultural hub, there is strong potential for building a robust hospitality infrastructure. Our agreement with Emaar will bring proven hospitality competencies to this spectacular development that will transform Sharjah’s economy.”
Mohamed Alabbar said: “Arada is redefining the residential and commercial landscape of Sharjah with Aljada, its ambitious master-planned destination that will catalyse all sectors of the economy. Through our partnership, we are bringing three distinctive hotel experiences that will meet the requirements of visitors and residents. This is a great example of the collaborations we foster to create iconic destinations of the future. Our three hotel brands – Address, Vida and Rove – have set high industry standards and will be a sterling addition to Aljada.”