Carlson Rezidor has signed three new properties in the UAE. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront and the Park Inn by Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island will welcome the first guests in Q2-2017 and the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View will open its doors in Q1-2018.
“The UAE is a key strategic market for us. Dubai, the world’s fourth most visited city in 2015 with 14.2 million overnight visitors has been on an unprecedented growth journey for the last decade. The Emirate’s ambition is to hit 20 million visitors by 2020 and position the country as both a world-class business and leisure destination. We want to contribute to the on-going journey and support this fast-growing sector together with our experienced regional partners”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President and CEO of Rezidor.
“We are delighted to partner with Mr. Nash’at Farhan Awad Sahawneh and Stallion Properties FZ-LLC. With these three new signings, we are adding over 1,000 rooms to our portfolio in the UAE and further improving our brand awareness in the country, whilst expanding our offering to our guests and further improving the business efficiencies to our investment partners’’, added Elie Younes, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of The Rezidor Hotel Group.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront is located in the largest waterfront development in the world within Business Bay known as Dubai Water Canal, the new business district of Dubai. The property will comprise 432 rooms including designer suites. It will offer several dining experiences, including one all-day dining restaurant and bar with views of the Burj Khalifa, a Makar Scottish bar and the brand’s signature FireLake Grill House and Cocktail Bar.
Also located on the Dubai Water Canal in the city’s new hub of Business Bay, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View comprises of 188 rooms and 16 suites, a meeting and conference area on a surface of 131 sqm, a business centre and a 341sqm banquet hall.
Nash’at Farhan Awad Sahawneh, owner of the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront and the Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Canal View added: “The Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Waterfront and The Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Canal View will be located in strategic locations in Dubai for both business travelers and vacationers. I am very pleased to work together with Carlson Rezidor, a trusted and renowned partner, to make these projects come to life, and benefit from their extensive experience and understanding of the hospitality industry on both a local and international level.”
In the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, Rezidor is adding its first Park Inn by Radisson Resort on Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island. Meaning “headland of the small huts”, Ras Al Khaimah is a growing destination for leisure and business travel. On Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah’s first man-made archipelago, guests will enjoy views of the Arabian Gulf. The beach resort, comprises of two buildings and will offer 408 rooms including 24 superior rooms, family rooms and suites, one all dining restaurant, two restaurants, one lobby café and one lobby bar. Extensive meeting and event spaces are planned, such as other facilities including a swimming pool and a spa.
Stallion Properties FZ-LLC, owners of the Park Inn by Radisson Resort on Ras Al Khaimah Marjan IslandPark Inn by Radisson Resort, said: “We are proud and honored to partner with Carlson Rezidor for the opening of the first ever Park Inn by Radisson Resort on Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island. They have already proved their capacity to operate successfully stunning properties in the region.”