Gulf Hotels Group officially opens first UAE property

Marks first phase of expansion plan across region


Gulf Hotels Group (GHG), Bahrain’s leading home-grown hospitality provider, celebrated the official opening of its first UAE property - The Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay in Dubai.

The four-star property marks the first phase of GHG’s expansion plan across the region.

The opening ceremony was held under the patronage of Dr Sheikh Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan, who was vice chairman of Gulf Hotels Group in 1995/96 and chairman from 1997 to 1999.

Bringing affordable luxury and stylish accommodation options to the city, The Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay is fully operational, and currently forecasting an occupancy of 75 per cent for the first three months of the year.

The four-star deluxe hotel offers a total of 270 rooms, categorised between Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms, Grand Deluxe Rooms, Executive Suites, Luxury Suites and two Penthouse Suites, which overlook the Dubai Water Canal. Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay boasts six fine-dining restaurants alongside impressive lounges and a grand banquet hall. Other facilities include meeting rooms, a swimming pool, fitness centre and spa. The hotel also has a nightclub and karaoke room for both in-house and public guests.

Located 15 minutes away from Dubai International Airport, the hotel will cater to both business and leisure travellers. Its location is in close proximity to the central commercial and business district, and lends itself for easy access to Dubai Mall, while facing the world’s tallest building - both of which are within two kilometres walk.

On this occasion, Farouk Almoayyed, chairman of the Group, said: “GHG has been committed to delivering the highest standards of Bahraini hospitality since the opening of the Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa back in 1969. Recognising a significant increase in demand in the Mena region, we believe this is the right time to launch our expansion plans. The Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay is the beginning of our regional expansion and is one of the latest additions to join the Group’s exclusive collection of unique properties. Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay will not only offer guests every comfort, but also excellent value for money and the service will mirror the group’s core philosophy of providing five-star services for four-star pricing.”

Garfield Jones, Gulf Hotels Group CEO, said: “The opening of Gulf Court Hotel Business Bay represents the first step on the Group’s strategy to expand hospitality operations into the Mena region, and we are aiming to follow up the opening of the hotel with further expansion both in the UAE and neighbouring GCC countries. The Gulf Court Hotel offers visitors a true taste of Arabic hospitality that our hotels in Bahrain - the Gulf Hotel, The K Hotel and Asdal Gulf Inn - are renowned for. It also builds on the company’s reputation for delivering an excellent food, beverage and leisure product.”

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