ATM 2018: Emaar reveals Rove property for Al Marjan, Ras al Khaimah
Abdullah Al Abdooli, chief executive, Al Marjan Island, left, confirms the deal with Olivier Harnisch, chief executive of Emaar Hospitality Group

ATM 2018: Emaar reveals Rove property for Al Marjan, Ras al Khaimah

Rove Hotels has announced its expansion to Ras Al Khaimah, with the first Rove hotel in the emirate in Al Marjan Island.

A spectacular four-island development, Al Marjan Island is at the heart of Ras Al Khaimah’s transformational growth.

Extending 4.5 kilometres into the sea and covering an area of 2.7 square kilometres, the integrated lifestyle community is one of the thriving residential and investment destinations that welcomes visitors from across the world.

Emaar earlier announced a luxury Address-branded property for the island.

Rove Al Marjan Island will be the first contemporary midscale hotel in the mega-development and will serve the value-conscious new generation of leisure travellers, who seek culturally inspired settings and stay connected through technology.

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Olivier Harnisch, chief executive of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “We are thankful to the government of Ras Al Khaimah and Al Marjan Island for the opportunity to showcase Rove Hotels in the most prestigious master-planned development in the emirate.

“Al Marjan Island is a breath-taking project in a prime beachfront location that offers extensive opportunity for boosting the tourism and hospitality sector, and in welcoming leisure travellers from across the world.

“Rove Al Marjan Island will meet the aspirations of the Rovers, who explore without boundaries, and with efficiency and technology as our watchwords.”

According to reports, over 15,000 hotel units are required in the next seven years to serve the growth in tourist arrivals to Ras Al Khaimah, which recorded an increase of 19 per cent in 2017.

Tourist arrivals are set to grow from one million this year to over 2.9 million annually by 2025, according to the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, driving the demand for hotels and resorts.

About 7,000 new hotel rooms are set to be added, mostly in the five-star beach resort category, in the next three years.

Of these, nearly 71 per cent will be delivered on Al Marjan Island.

Abdullah Al Abdooli, chief executive, Al Marjan Island, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rove Hotels to Al Marjan Island’s exceptional portfolio of hotels that have enabled us to welcome visitors from around the world.

“Al Marjan Island has established its credentials as the gateway to tremendous opportunities that Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE offer with waterfront residences, luxury hotels and resorts, marinas, private beaches for residents, leisure, retail and recreational facilities.

“Assuring a serene lifestyle in harmony with nature, Al Marjan Island is a booming residential and leisure destination, and home to world-class hotels.

“The addition of Rove Hotels adds significant value and diversity to our hospitality offering, especially with its focus on welcoming the new generation of travellers and entrepreneurs.”

Rove Al Marjan Island will have 450 rooms.

Each will offer comfortable mattresses, a 48-inch TV with a smart media hub for super-charged entertainment, free high-speed Wi-Fi, power showers in ultramodern bathrooms, interconnecting rooms for families, and a unique beach club concept.

Rove Al Marjan Island will feature a trove of artworks that take inspiration from the natural setting of Al Marjan Island.