Rezidor, part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, has announced the signing of 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 already welcome the first guests in Q2-2017. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View will open its doors in Q1-2018.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront
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 property will comprise 432 rooms including designer suites, plus pool and spa.
It will offer an 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. The property will also feature meeting and conferencing facilities of over 1,000 sqm.
Wolfgang M. Neumann, president & CEO of Rezidor, said: “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.”
Elie Younes, executive vice president & chief development officer of The Rezidor Hotel Group, added: “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.”
Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View
Also located on the Dubai Water Canal in the city’s new hub of Business Bay, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Canal View has an ideal central location. It comprises 188 rooms and 16 suites, a meeting and conference area on a surface of 131 sqm, a business center and a 341sqm banquet hall.
Radisson Blu’s signature Food & Drink concepts include a cafe, a selection of shops, a gymnasium on a total surface of 181sqm, and views of the Burj Khalifa.
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.”
Park Inn on Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island
In the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, Rezidor is adding its first the Park Inn by Radisson Resort on Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island. Meaning “headland of the small huts”, Ras Al Khaimah is the area’s first man-made archipelago, on the Arabian Gulf.
The beach resort, comprising of two buildings, 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. Meeting and event spaces are planned, plus a swimming pool and a spa.
Stallion Properties FZ-LLC, owners of the Park Inn by Radisson Resort on Ras Al Khaimah Marjan Island, 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.”