UAE's FIRST WALDORF ASTORIA HOTEL TO OPEN IN Q1 2013 AS PART OF AL HAMRA VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT WITH 349 ROOMS
The Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah is being developed by Al Hamra Group and will be managed by Hilton Worldwide
UAE, 21st May, 2012: The Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah is set to open doors during the first quarter of 2013. It will be the first of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts in the UAE and part of Al Hamra Village. The Waldorf Astoria will offer guests state-of-the-art facilities including, 349 luxurious rooms , access to a 600-metre private beach, three outdoor swimming pools, a choice of eight restaurants and lounges, of which a number will offer unique fine dining experiences.
The Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah is being developed by Al Hamra Group and will be managed by Hilton Worldwide, the luxury brand of landmark hotels. Each Waldorf Astoria property offers a singular and timeless experience as the brand's namesake, The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, does.
Al Hamra Village, the master planned development, covers an area of 2.5 million square metres and includes 1.5 kilometers of pristine beaches, 1,000 villas and townhouses, 2,500 residential apartments, 2 hotels, 3 resorts, an 18 hole golf course, clubhouse, a marina and a shopping mall all within a safe and secure community.
Benoy Kurien, General Manager of Al Hamra Group said, "Al Hamra Village brings a complete lifestyle experience to residents and visitors. We are excited about Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah, opening and offering a range of lavish rooms, restaurants with unique concepts, a spa and many such fulsome facilities. We look forward to a grand opening and have already seen a number of enquiries coming in from people all over the world. This is a positive sign as it shows the keen interest from tourists worldwide."
The Waldorf Astoria is designed as a majestic palace with interiors planned to create a warm and Arabesque feel. It will be located in the newest and most upscale area of Al Hamra Village, west of Ras Al Khaimah and approximately 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport. The hotel is set up to be a part of a mixed-use development that includes Al Hamra Golf Club's 18-hole championship golf course, Al Hamra Mall, Al Hamra Marina & Yacht Club, a 600-metre private beach and a convention center with capacity for 1,000 people. A bespoke spa experience will also be available and is scheduled to open at the beginning of next year. The spot promises to deliver one of the most pampering and exclusive experiences in the UAE.
Mark Hawkes, Group Chief Financial Officer, Al Hamra Group said, “We are extremely pleased to bring the regions first Waldorf Astoria Hotel to Ras Al Khaimah and partner with Hilton Worldwide. Al Hamra Group is working towards growth through business segmentation and expansion, and is extending its expertise in managing master-planned communities whilst simultaneously developing new competencies in the fields of hospitality and leisure. We look forward to offering the neighbourhood and guests of Al Hamra Village with a luxurious getaway.”
Al Hamra Real Estate
With the Al Hamra Village being its flagship master planned development, Al Hamra Real Estate and Development has established itself as a significant real estate developer in the UAE. The Al Hamra Village is a luxury integrated community which is uniquely located in Ras Al Khaimah on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, approximately 45 minutes from Dubai. The master planned development covers an area of 7.1 million square feet. Al Hamra Village offers investors a unique opportunity to purchase freehold property in the emirate.