INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hotel Business is tracking updates on properties in the Middle East. Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Jumeirah Group and Radisson Blu have all made updates. Here are the details:
Hyatt Reveals Plans for Andaz Dubai La Me, Opens Property in Kuwait
A Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Wasl Asset Management Group for the development of an Andaz-branded hotel at La Mer. Expected to open in 2020, the property will become the first Andaz-branded hotel in Dubai and the second Andaz hotel in the United Arab Emirates, joining Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. Andaz Dubai La Mer will have 156 rooms and suites. The hotel will offer two restaurants and a rooftop bar and pool area. Meeting facilities, available to guests and locals, will encompass two residential-style studio rooms.
Hyatt has opened Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall, marking the reintroduction of the Hyatt Regency brand to Kuwait. Hyatt Regency Al Kout Mall offers 200 contemporary and spacious guestrooms, including 53 Junior Suites, 67 Regency Suites and 14 two-bedroom Premium Suites. The property features 25,833 sq. ft. of meeting space.
Jumeirah Group Opens Resort in Abu Dhabi
Jumeirah Group has opened Saadiyat Island Resort, the group’s first luxury “eco-conscious” resort, on the shores of Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Eco-conscious practices at the resort go beyond preserving the island’s protected sand dunes. For example, Jumeirah has partnered with Dubai-based Trust Your Water to reduce single-use plastics. Guests are offered locally sourced filtered still and sparkling water in their own personal reusable bottles. The resort has also eliminated plastic straws.
The rooms overlook the water and the panoramic suites offer floor-to-ceiling windows and have balconies. There are three infinity pools, a kids’ pool and Bodyism Wellness Centre, the first to open in the United Arab Emirates. The two-, three- and four-bedroom duplex villas also offer private pools. There’s also a spa. Guests staying in the Spa Villas can enjoy pampering in the privacy on their own room.
Radisson Blu Opens Two New Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Abu Dhabi Corniche has 327 guestrooms and suites. The nine restaurants provide an ample choice of international cuisines for breakfast, lunch or dinner, while the three swimming pools, spa, fitness center and the beach club offer plenty of opportunities for relaxation. The meeting and events space can host events for 10 to 2,000 guests, with 14 meeting rooms, two ballrooms and outdoor facilities that include a private beach club for special events.
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort Al Ain has 210 rooms, including a range of suites, villas and studios, as well as six restaurants and four bars. It also has a selection of leisure facilities, including swimming pools, tennis courts, a sauna and steam room. The property has event space, including four versatile meeting rooms and the Oasis Ballroom. The ballroom that can host 650 guests.