The Ritz-Carlton Raises Flag at Al Wadi Desert RAK
Attended by dignitaries and hospitality leaders.
Luxury hotel marks the brand’s expansion into the Northern Emirate
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert was officially flagged yesterday in presence of esteemed dignitaries and hospitality leaders. With the newest addition, The Ritz-Carlton brand expands its portfolio of distinctive luxury destinations across the UAE to four properties.
The flagging ceremony was attended by His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Vice Chairman of RAK IDO, Chairman of Al Marjan Island; Mr Yannis Anagnostakis, Chief Executive Officer, RAK Hospitality Holding LLC; Mr Alex Kyriakidis, President, Marriott International Middle East and Africa; Mr Guido de Wilde, Chief Operations Officer, Marriott International Middle East and Africa; Mr Neal Jones, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Marriott International Middle East and Africa; and Mr Amit Arora, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert.
Located at the heart of the Al Wadi Nature Reserve spanning 500 hectares, the property embodies tranquility, serenity, and world-class service through its 101 renovated private luxury villas with pools. Offering the finest in desert escapism, each bespoke villa has been designed with a strong focus on traditional Arabic details to highlight an exquisite theme of luxurious Arabian hospitality set against the backdrop of modern elegance. The hotel also showcases an inspiring transformation, following an extensive remodeling of the lobby lounge and the launch of new restaurants.
The opening of The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert will shortly be followed by the official launch of The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach in December
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, MD., currently operates more than 90 hotels in over 30 countries and territories. More than 40 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.ritzcarlton.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).
About RAK National Hotels LLC
RAK National Hotels LLC (“RAKNH”) is a subsidiary of RAK Hospitality Holding LLC (“RAKHH”). Formed in 2013, RAKNH owns four hotels and resorts positioned in the upscale, upper-upscale and luxury market segments, strategically located in prime urban, desert and beach areas in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
The current portfolio features a total of 1,466 hotel rooms, suites, chalets and private pool villas that make up approximately 28% of the Emirate’s total hotel inventory currently in operation.
For more information on RAK National Hotels, visit: www.rakhospitalityholding.com/hotels/
About RAK Hospitality Holding LLC
Established in 2014 by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah, RAK Hospitality Holding LLC (“RAKHH”) is an integrated, hospitality asset owner and manager. It was formed with a mandate to consolidate, asset manage, operate and develop a diverse portfolio of hotels, logistics, restaurants and leisure assets.
RAKHH oversees the operations of subsidiaries that comprise the entire value chain of the group. In addition to RAKNH, which owns hotels in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, its subsidiaries include RAK Hospitality Asset Management, which provides hospitality asset management, development and advisory services; RAK Hospitality Logistics LLC, which provides logistics services to Ras Al Khaimah’s hospitality sector; and Hakaya Collection LLC, which is the group’s hospitality operating arm with its sole focus on dining and leisure venues.
RAKHH is deeply rooted in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and as a leading sector focused hospitality organization, aims to complement the Emirate’s ambitious growth plans.
For more information on RAK Hospitality Holding LLC, visit www.rakhospitalityholding.com