Cristal hotel group has announced its intent to build three new hotels in Erbil and will open a hotel in Saudi Arabia next year. This is part of an ongoing expansion programme in the Middle East and Africa.
Kamal Fakhoury, chief operating officer of Cristal Group mentioned that the new hotel in Saudi Arabia will be opened by mid-2015 to raise to five hotels operated by the group in the Gulf Kingdom.
Plans are also being considered for new properties in Dubai in preparations for the EXPO 2020. In Africa, Cristal is building the Cristal Grand hotel in Nigeria. The hotel will offer 250 rooms. There are also plans to for another three-star 500-rooms hotel in Nigeria which will also be operated by Cristal.