R Hotels, the hospitality management division of the Ajman-based R Holding, reveals another major development plan with an AED 500 million (USD 136.2 million) investment at Palm Jumeirah. The group eyes a Q4 2016 launch for its sixth property, which will be the first sharia-compliant and four-star resort and spa in the renowned upmarket destination.
Located on the East Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, the new property will feature 259 rooms and modern recreational facilities including a spa for men and women, gym, and swimming pool. It also plans to offer wellbeing treatments, plus fitness and nutrition programs by teaming up with a renowned wellness centre which specialises in the said services. Other features of the hotel will include an all-day dining restaurant and poolside bar, and state of the art sauna and steam bath. The property will also have an array of amenities and activities exclusively for children including a fully-supervised indoor and outdoor play area, and special kids’ entertainment.
R Hotels currently owns and manages four properties in the UAE which are Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman, Ramada Downtown Dubai, and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Jumeirah Beach Residence. The group recently announced its fifth hotel in the UAE located at Al Mina Road in Jumeirah, which is expected to open in the second quarter of 2015. The new properties are part of the group’s AED1.5 billion (USD 408.7 million) investment plan which was announced in 2013.
Sumair Tariq, Managing Director for R Hotels, said: “The group furthers its presence in the UAE hospitality scene as we continue to expand our portfolio. We have exciting projects in the pipeline with two new hotel openings within the next two years, which confirms the strong demands in the market. We take pride in our sharia-compliant properties in the UAE and we aim to make a mark in the hospitality industry by capitalising on strategic locations, particularly in Dubai. Our present and upcoming properties are aimed at diverse markets and segments, and we are positive that our new property will be a welcome addition to The Palm.”
R Hotel’s upcoming resort and spa at Palm Jumeirah is aimed at leisure travellers and will highlight its contemporary facilities, wellbeing services, family-friendly entertainment, and the exciting and upscale destination. Its location provides easy access to various dining and shopping venues, as well as to an array of attractions for families and adventure-seeking individuals. Some popular fun-filled activities within The Palm include water skiing, wind surfing, wakeboarding, fishing and boat trips, and sky diving.
About R Hotels
R Hotels is the hospitality management division of the Ajman-based R Holding. Established in 2008, the company presently owns, operates and manages four hotels across the UAE – Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman, Ramada Downtown Dubai and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham. R Hotels aims to grow its business by developing and acquiring new hotels in key locations, and establishing suitable franchise affiliations. The company takes pride in its professional and efficient management team and hotel staffs, and confirms its positive stature in the hospitality sector with its high-quality accommodation and facilities, matched by top notch service