Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort Opens
Monday February 3rd, 2014 - 11:44AM PBA
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DUBAI, UAE—Hilton Worldwide officially opened the 265-room Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort, formerly known as Al Hamra Fort & Beach Resort, following an extensive two-year refurbishment.
With direct access to an 18-hole championship golf course and with views of the Arabian Gulf and nearby Hajar Mountains, Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort features a mix of 181 villas and suites, 75 guestrooms and nine luxury suites.
The comprehensive conversion of the property has preserved the identity of the buildings, originally designed to reflect the ancient Arabic forts, which still speckle the local landscape.
Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stated, "The striking fortress-style design and iconic status of the original hotel helped shape our conversion plans. We have carefully maintained the distinctive character of the property and successfully combined those traditional qualities with the modern hallmark attributes of Hilton Worldwide's flagship brand. Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort is now a world-class hotel and a welcome addition to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts global portfolio."
Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort features amenities including two temperature controlled pools, a children's club, spa treatment rooms, a 500-meter private beach and on-site fitness center.
Ras Al Khaimah is the most northern Emirate in the UAE and is only a 45 minutes' drive from Dubai International Airport.
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