CUCA and R Hotels Ink Deal on Hospitality and Tourism Management Program
To provide better training and employment opportunities to the HTM Program students of CUCA
AJMAN, UAE (February 17, 2015) – The City University College of Ajman (CUCA) signed a collaboration agreemen
t with R Hotels, for its Hotel Management and Tourism (HTM) program.
The agreement, signed by Imran Khan, President, CUCA and Sumair Tariq, Managing Director, R Hotels, during an official ceremony held at CUCA campus, seeks to provide better training and employment opportunities to the HTM Program students of CUCA.
R Hotels agrees to provide the students of the HTM program at CUCA with valuable experience in the field through internships and on-site trainings at the hotel properties owned and managed by R Hotels, thus enhancing their employability, and exposing them to the international standards in the industry. The collaboration between the two parties will result in producing better trained industry professionals who can be recruited into the sector.
Commenting on the collaboration between CUCA and R Hotels Khan said: “Collaborating with R Hotels would further strengthen our HTM program by ensuring that our students will gain practical industry experience at state of the art facilities, owned and managed by R Hotels. The students would get internship opportunities, and would be able interact with industry experts. This would greatly enhance their chances of employability in this sector.”
Tariq commented: “R Hotels focuses on human capital as it is the core asset in the hospitality sector. Our hotels are heavily invested in staff training and development and our partnership with CUCA will further our initiatives in tapping the talents of future hospitality and tourism professionals.”
CUCA, an institute of higher education, located in Ajman, started operations in 2012 and offers a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM), Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management and Law. CUCA introduced the HTM program, keeping in mind the growing job market in the hospitality and tourism industry in the UAE, especially in the wake of the Expo 2020.
R Hotels, the hospitality management division of the Ajman-based R Holding, currently owns and manages four hotels across the UAE namely Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Ramada Downtown Dubai, Ramada Hotel and Suite Ajman and Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman, with another property being added to the portfolio in summer 2015, and a 4-star hotel resort at Palm Jumeirah in 2016.
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 staff, and confirms its positive stature in the hospitality sector with its high-quality accommodation and facilities, matched by top notch service.