MR Properties breaks ground on two new RAK hotels

These hotels will add to the diverse hospitality offering of the emirate


Ras Al Khaimah-based MR Properties has broken ground on two new hotels - the world's largest Hampton by Hilton brand hotel and the all-new Conrad Marjan Island Resort - in the Al Marjan Island, the flagship of Marjan, a master developer of freehold properties in the northern emirate.

These hotels will add to the diverse hospitality offering of the emirate, further supporting the government’s vision to boost tourism and inward investment, said a statement from MR Properties.

These two launches come close on the heels of the opening of the Double Tree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island. Together, the three hotels will add about 1,350 luxury rooms and suites.

MR Properties Owner Mohamed Ruqait Al Ali said: "Our new hotel projects in Al Marjan Island highlight our confidence in the destination to be one of the key tourism hubs in the region. RAK offers a highly attractive environment for investment in hospitality projects, with its strong potential for growth in tourist arrivals."

"Our first project, the Double Tree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, records strong occupancy and is among the most sought-after by guests today. We are focused on the timely completion our hotels and to work with global operators to assure exceptional lifestyle experiences for the guests," he added.

On the new Hilton property, the RAK developer said the Hampton by Hilton on Al Marjan Island hotel has a central location in Al Marjan Island and will be the first in the world to offer the Al Inclusive concept.

The 4-star affordable and contemporary resort provides exclusive access for guests to a 450-m long beach.

It will have 505 interconnecting rooms and five food and beverage (F&B) outlets including an all-dining restaurant shared with the Café zone, 2 A La Carte restaurants and a Beach Bar, sttated the developer.

It will also have a fitness centre specially designed for the hotel as well as indoor and outdoor safe play areas for children, it stated.

The second project, Conrad Marjan Island Resort, is a luxury property located on the pristine beach of Al Marjan Island. It will offer 120-guest rooms including beach villas and water villas.

Guests benefit from world-class facilities including a fitness centre, salon, spa, an outdoor pool and a kids club. The hotel will also feature an extensive range of dining options including two signature restaurants, a pool bar and beach bar.

Like all Conrad hotels globally, the Conrad Marjan Island Resort will deliver a seamless service that is natural, anticipatory and enhanced by innovation. It is consistent in delivery, flawless in execution and allows guests to personalise every aspect of their experience, said the developer.

Marjan CEO and Managing Director Abdulla Al Abdouli said: "We are witnessing significant interest and inward investments from global investors and hotel operators that add to the hospitality offering of Al Marjan Island."

"With the two new hotels by MR Properties, Al Marjan Island will further consolidate its reputation as a world-class hospitality hub in the region, offering exceptional choices for visitors from around the world, stated Al Abdouli, who is an architect himself.

"Our leadership’s focus on strengthening the tourism infrastructure, Al Marjan Island’s spectacular location, varied leisure attractions and effortless connectivity and attractive business environment are factors that inspire investor trust," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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