Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has revealed that 50% of the AED 100 million renovation project of the Al Bait Hotel in Sharjah is complete.
The new hotel is located in the heart of Sharjah and is hailed as a heritage-focused project in the region. Scheduled for completion by H2 2017, the new hotel is inspired by the historic heritage and traditional emarati lifestyle, which is preserved and restored all throughout the Heart of Sharjah project, carefully tailored through the hotel’s mix of modern and traditional design and lifestyle offering.
“Al Bait Hotel is an extremely important project for both Sharjah and the UAE. It marks the first heritage development of its type in the region, especially that it’s located in the centre of the Heart of Sharjah – a place that first hosted our forefathers 6,000 years ago. The new hotel is expected to deliver 54 keys to a variety of guests arriving from different parts of the world, as well as enable them an exclusive living experience in Sharjah” said Ahmed Obaid Al Qaseer, COO of Shurooq.
Al Qaseer continued: “The development is a tangible example of Sharjah’s vision to restore and protect our cultural heritage, and to restore and enhance its historic fabric in order to further promote Sharjah as an authentic and cultural destination.”
“In developing such a huge project as the AED 100 million Al Bait Hotel, we needed to take into consideration the legacy of the area, its heritage and its cultural significance. The resort comprises a group of traditional houses in the locality which have been exclusively renovated from the outside and redesigned from the inside in order to provide a premium level of services to guests,” he added.