Oberoi Group reveals plans for Dubai

The Oberoi Group, with a portfolio of among the finest hotels in the world, recently announced plans to debut in Dubai with a project located in the Business Bay. This joint venture with Rani International, the real estate development subsidiary of the Saudi-based Aujan Group, will consist of a 249-key luxury hotel operated by The Oberoi Group.

Acknowledged among the best hotel companies in the world, The Oberoi Group has outlined an extensive plan to enhance its present network of 32 hotels and luxury cruiser in five countries.

Besides hotels in Morocco, Abu Dhabi and Oman, The Group will be launching The Oberoi Zahra, a luxury cruiser on the Nile cruiser in October 2007. The Group is also planning hotels in Bhutan, The Maldives, Cambodia and five additional hotels in India.

The Oberoi Group’s reputation of being among the finest hotel chains was further reinstated recently with one of its hotels in India, The Oberoi Udaivilas being rated the best hotel in the world in what is acknowledged as the most revered ranking in the international travel industry.

This recognition, the most recent in a series of accolades for The Group, came from the readers of Travel + Leisure in a poll where hotels across the world were evaluated on characteristics ranging from accommodation and service to location.

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In the same survey two other Oberoi hotels in India, The Oberoi Amarvilas and The Oberoi Rajvilas were rated the 10th and 11th best hotels in the world - Placing three Oberoi hotels among the 11 best in the world.

According to Mr. P.R.S. Oberoi, Chairman, this recent accolade accorded to Oberoi hotels is a significant landmark for Indian tourism, while the editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure, Nancy Novogrod said that this year’s results underlined the expansion of global travel as people searched for farther a field for distinctive and authentic experiences. She added, “The extraordinary rise of India among the top hotels and resorts in the world is one sure reflection of this tendency.”
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