First Shariah-compliant hotel on the Palm

R Hotels to to invest Dh500 million in four-star hotel

R Hotels, the hospitality management division of the Ajman-based R Holding, has announced plans to invest Dh500 million in a four-star hotel on the Palm Jumeirah.

The hotel is expected to be opened in Q4 2016 launch, which will be a sharia-compliant and four-star resort and spa.

Located on the East Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, the new property will feature 259 rooms and facilities including a spa for men and women, gym, and swimming pool. It also plans to offer wellbeing treatments, plus fitness and nutrition programs by teaming up with a renowned wellness centre which specialises in the said services. Other features of the hotel will include an all-day dining restaurant and poolside bar, and state of the art sauna and steam bath. The property will also have an array of amenities and activities for children including a fully-supervised indoor and outdoor play area, and special kids’ entertainment.

R Hotels currently owns and manages four properties in the UAE which are Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman, Ramada Downtown Dubai, and Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Jumeirah Beach Residence.

The group recently announced its fifth hotel in the UAE located at Al Mina Road in Jumeirah, which is expected to open in the second quarter of 2015. The new properties are part of the group’s Dh1.5 billion investment plan which was announced in 2013.

Sumair Tariq, Managing Director for R Hotels, said: "The group furthers its presence in the UAE hospitality scene as we continue to expand our portfolio. We have exciting projects in the pipeline with two new hotel openings within the next two years, which confirms the strong demands in the market. We aim to make a mark in the hospitality industry by capitalising on strategic locations, particularly in Dubai.

Our present and upcoming properties are aimed at diverse markets and segments, and we are positive that our new property will be a welcome addition to The Palm."

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