Dubai, May 2019: The master developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan, has confirmed Barceló Hotel Group as the operator of its five star, allinclusive resort hotel, set to open in Q3 of 2021. The 500 key property will be located on the luxurious Al Marjan Island of the northern emirate, and will form the brand’s seventh venture in the UAE.
The property will become the group’s first all-inclusive property in the region, whose offerings are set to align with the Barceló brand, providing guests with the high-quality hospitality, contemporary appeal and attentive service.
The Spanish hospitality group will assume operations of the hotel and overseeing of its development, following the signing of a management agreement in April 2019 at Ras Al Khaimah between Abdullah Al Abdooli, CEO of Marjan, Jaime Buxó, Chief Development Officer, Barceló Hotel Group – in the presence of Raúl Gonzáles, CEO of Barceló Hotel Group.
Commenting on the new agreement, Abdullah Al Abdooli, CEO of Marjan, said: “The signing of this hotel management agreement is yet another landmark in the evolution of Al Marjan Island and its broader contribution to the hotel and leisure offering in Ras Al Khaimah. Barceló Hotel Group is renowned for its superior quality of product and customer service and we are certain this latest addition will only serve to further enhance our existing offering to those seeking a luxury escape to Al Marjan Island whether it be for business or leisure.”
He continued: “We look forward to working closely with Barceló Hotel Group in the lead up to completion of the project and the opening of the hotel in the third quarter of 2021 as well as the announcement of the hotel name in the near future.”
Founded in 1931, Barceló Hotel Group is the second largest chain in Spain and the 29th largest at international level. It currently operates 251 hotels, comprising of over 54,000 rooms in 22 countries worldwide.
The Spanish hospitality group oversees operations of four major brands in total: Barceló Hotels & Resorts which features city hotels and resorts that are committed to innovation and creativity as well as local culture; Occidental Hotels & Resorts which place an emphasis on tranquility and comfort; Allegro
Hotels which are aimed at younger travellers encompassing urban hotels and resorts in popular destinations, and Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts which features unique and exclusive destination hotels connected with art and culture as well as authenticity, detail and discretion.
Raúl González, CEO of Barceló Hotel Group, commented, “We are delighted to be cementing our latest hotel management agreement in Ras Al Khaimah with Marjan, a partnership that represents our seventh venture in the UAE. Al Marjan Island is a special destination that is continuing to grow in popularity within the leisure market luxury, five-star space – a perfect addition to our existing hotel portfolio in the region and globally.”
The wide range of amenities at the five-star, all-inclusive resort will include a beach front space, an extensive selection of exclusive F&B outlets including a themed restaurant and lobby lounge, meeting rooms, a pre-function space, swimming pools, and spas, among others. The property will enhance the hospitality offerings of Al Marjan Island and Ras Al Khaimah as one of the region’s leading tourism destinations.
About Barceló Hotel Group:
Barceló Hotel Group is a family run business with over 85 years of history. It is part of the extensive tourism offerings of the Barceló Group including tour operators, incoming services, an airline and 700 travel agencies.
The Barceló Hotel Group is the hotel division of the Barceló Group, which is the 2nd largest chain in Spain and the 29th in the world. It currently operates 251 leisure and city hotels with 4 and 5 stars, and over 55,000 rooms in 22 countries, all marketed under four brands: Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts y Allegro Hotels.