THE LUXURY COLLECTION HOTELS & RESORTS DEBUTS IN AJMAN, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES WITH AJMAN SARAY
Set to Open on 1 February 2014, Ajman Saray will Offer an Enriching Travel Experience and Exceptional Arabian Hospitality alongside a Natural Beach with Turquoise Waters
DUBAI, UAE, 13 January, 2014 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) will mark its debut in the emirate of Ajman on February 1, 2014 with the opening of Ajman Saray, A Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman. The resort will mark the brand’s entry into the emirate, reinforcing The Luxury Collection’s global growth as the brand remains on track to surpass 90 hotels by 2016.
His Highness Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council of Ajman, commented, “The opening of the UAE's first beachfront Luxury Collection hotel is a welcome addition to the emirate of Ajman. We feel that Starwood embraces and shares our vision of positioning Ajman as a distinguished destination for Arabian hospitality and exceptional service while remaining respectful of our rich heritage and natural beauty.” He added, “Furthermore, the opening of this resort aligns perfectly with the remarkable strides of development already in place here and our overall vision for Ajman to be a key player within the tourism sector in the UAE. By attracting affluent international travellers, we expect Ajman Saray to set the benchmark for luxury hospitality in the region and to also contribute positively to the GDP and economic health of Ajman as a whole.”
Also speaking to this announcement, Senior Vice President, Regional Director for Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Middle East, Guido de Wilde, said, “We are extremely pleased with the progress of Ajman Saray and look forward to introducing the resort to global explorers, as well as the local and regional communities.” He added, “Ajman has positioned itself as a must-see destination in the UAE and this resort truly celebrates the emirate’s beauty and culture through its spectacular design and impeccable service. Ajman Saray will provide an enchanting coastal sanctuary for international guests and the perfect weekend retreat for local residents.”
A beachside retreat, Ajman Saray will feature 205 luxurious rooms, including 24 suites offering captivating views of the Arabian Gulf. The resort will offer an exquisite variety of epicurean experiences including a specialty restaurant focused on authentic Middle Eastern delicacies, a contemporary seafood restaurant, an all-day dining space serving Mediterranean cuisine, a beach bar and grill, the equestrian inspired lounge with a relaxing atmosphere and a lobby lounge. Leisure facilities include a 1,250 square metre spa, an outdoor swimming pool and a range of water sport activities. The resort will also have nearly 1,000 square metres of meeting and event space, including a ballroom that spans more than 480 square metres.
The Luxury Collection is an ensemble of more than 85 of the finest hotels around the world, spanning 30 countries, offering the brand’s signature concierge service, luxury amenities and indigenous cultural experiences. Ajman Saray will be the fourth addition to The Luxury Collection’s portfolio in the Middle East which features the iconic Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, Grosvenor House Dubai and Sheraton Kuwait. The brand will expand its regional footprint with Grand Hills in Beirut, Lebanon (2014) and Al Manara Hotel in Aqaba, Jordan (2016).
For more information on Ajman Saray, A Luxury Collection Resort, please visit www.luxurycollection.com/ajmansaray.