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Sofitel to open in Ras Al Khaimah

The Sofitel Al Hamra Beach Resort will open in Al Hamra in 2023

Hotel group Accor is collaborating with Al Hamra, the leading real estate development and investment company in Ras Al Khaimah, to launch the first Sofitel property in the region. The hotel will be aimed at British travellers with a mix of sustainable and luxury hospitality.

Ras Al Khaimah’s varied landscape stretches from the highest mountain in the UAE to terracotta deserts, lush mangroves and white sandy beaches. It has the longest stretch of coastline in the UAE.

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Less than an hour’s drive from Dubai International Airport, nestled between the Arabian Gulf and Hajar Mountains, the resort is set alongside a private beach, surrounded by landscaped gardens, making it an appealing holiday escape for Brits.

The resort will be strategically located in the centre of the Al Hamra tourism destination, offering guests direct access to a range of leisure, retail and business facilities, among them Al Hamra Golf Club’s s championship 18-hole golf course; Al Hamra Marina and Yacht Club; Al Hamra International Exhibition and Conference Centre (AHIECC) and Al Hamra Mall.

The property will have 300 rooms, suites and villas with garden, golf course or sea views, plus six restaurants serving global cuisine

Group CEO of Al Hamra, Benoy Kurien, said: “We’re committed to supporting Ras Al Khaimah’s transformational growth to make it the topmost liveable destination through its urban developments of the future. As the first destination to be certified safe and to record significant growth in tourism and hospitality following the pandemic, the emirate is focused on strengthening its tourism infrastructure and we will contribute to this by bringing exceptional hospitality experiences.”

Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey, added: “We have been witnessing an accelerated economic growth over past few years for Ras Al Khaimah, which has now positioned itself as a contending Middle Eastern hospitality destination. The introduction of Sofitel Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort positions Accor as a key player in emirate’s commitment to developing tourism.”

Accor currently operates 62 properties (18,562 keys) in the UAE with 20 (5,831keys) properties in the pipeline, including 5 properties under the Sofitel brand.

For more information visit group.accor.com

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