Swiss-Belhotel plans UAE debut

Swiss-Belhotel International headquartered in Hong Kong, has announced the Emirate of Sharjah as the location for the group’s first property in the United Arab Emirates.  The property will be known as the Swiss-Belhotel Resort & Spa, Sharjah.

The new resort hotel is a result of a management agreement between a private high-profile Sharjah investor and Swiss-Belhotel International. The Architectural and Engineering Consultants for this resort hotel are QHC - Architects and Engineers, a leading local Consultancy firm with offices in Sharjah, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.  The hotel construction is expected to be completed within 22 months.”
“We are delighted to have partnered with a local Emirati businessman in our first hotel venture in Sharjah.  Like Swiss-Belhotel International, he has confidence in the development of Sharjah as a tourism destination and shares our enthusiasm to build a first class beachfront hotel offering the highest levels of service.  We envisage the hotel as a destination not only for tourists but also adding to the social infrastructure of the growing city.” said Mr Gavin Faull, President, Swiss-Belhotel International.

In an effort to blend with the local environment, the property has been designed as a low-rise resort and spa located on Sharjah’s most popular beach nearby to the Sharjah-Ajman border.  Comprising a luxurious complex of villas and 350 guest rooms and suites, the 4-star property will boast extensive restaurant outlets, ballroom and meeting rooms, retail shops, as well as first class health and recreation facilities including a large resort spa, outdoor freshwater swimming pools, indoor squash courts, tennis courts and a fully equipped gymnasium.

The contemporary one, two and three bedroom villas offer guests an extra special experience with their own outdoor facilities including Jacuzzi, pool and terrace. 

Guests will be spoilt for choice with a variety of restaurants offering everything from Asian specialties to Seafood.  The lobby lounge is the ideal meeting place while the hotel’s piazza will be recognized for its informal choices including an ice-creamery and pizzeria. 


The planned leisure facilities will be second to none with several swimming pools (and poolside bars) including a kid’s pool and a stretch of pristine sandy white beach.  Golfers will be delighted with the hotel’s indoor golf simulator, while tennis players will be able to enjoy a game by day or in the cool of night under flood lights. 

Guests who prefer to just relax and unwind should visit the Spa and surrender to the intuitive touch of the international team of spa therapists.  The spa which will feature a juice bar will offer a variety of treatments including, facials, wraps and massages. 

The little ones will be well catered for at the hotel, with a Kid’s Club & Nursery designed for 3 - 8 year olds, while the older ones (8 - 14 year olds) will be occupied for hours in the purpose-built games room and ‘Children only’ space.

The Sharjah property announcement follows quickly on the heels of the group’s recent Kuwait and Qatar announcements.  With more than 20 years of experience and strong global brand recognition, Swiss-Belhotel International is planning to add several properties to its Middle Eastern portfolio over the coming years in both resort and city locations. 

“We are pleased to announce the construction of the Sharjah property as our first in the United Arab Emirates.  Sharjah is rapidly developing, particularly in terms of its tourism sector.” said Mr Gavin Faull, President, Swiss-Belhotel International.

“Sharjah offers an attractive business environment, which has lured a number of leading brands and companies to the Emirate, and we are delighted Swiss-Belhotel International is part of this rapid development phase.  The Emirate enjoyed impressive economic growth in 2006 and substantial foreign investment as a result of high performing business sectors.  Now is the ideal time for Swiss-Belhotel International to enter the market.” he added.
Swiss-Belhotel International offers complete management solutions encompassing all aspects of hotels, serviced apartments, club and golf operations.

Swiss-Belhotel International manages hotels in China, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kuwait and Qatar.  The group also has a Middle East development office located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  For more information on Swiss-Belhotel Hotels & Resorts please visit