Hamra reveals new Ras opening plans

Hamra Hotels and Resorts is to open its new four-star business hotel Acacia in August 2009 and Al Hamra Palace Hotel, a palatial beach resort and apartment complex shortly thereafter.The launch of the 373-unit Acacia, situated adjacent to the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority Free Zone, and Al Hamra Palace Hotel is expected to address the growing demand for hotels and serviced apartments in Ras Al Khaimah, which according to official government estimates is expected to attract up to 2.5 million tourists by 2012.

With an array of modern business and leisure facilities such as meeting and business centres, high-speed broadband internet connection, the Hamra conference centre, gym, swimming pool, restaurants and airport transfer services, Acacia Hotel will appeal both to families and business guests.

Al Hamra Palace Hotel, on the other hand, offers an extensive range of business and leisure amenities including a private marina and fresh water lagoons, destination shopping mall, unlimited private beaches, swimming pool, spa and tennis courts.

In addition to the 270 king and twin bedded guest rooms and suites, Acacia Hotel also has 103 one-bedroom apartments, each with fully equipped kitchenettes and living-dining rooms.

Al Hamra Palace Hotel, which has a beach-fronted 18-hole championship golf course, combines a deluxe hotel and premium apartments comprising studios, one, two and three-bedroom units and villas.

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“The steady pace of growth witnessed by Ras Al Khaimah in recent years underlines the emirate’s potential to emerge as the first-choice destination for business and leisure. Accordingly, we believe that the opening of Acacia Hotel and Al Hamra Palace Hotel will greatly complement the emirate’s comprehensive development strategy. As with other hotels that are part of our group, the overriding goal at Acacia and Al Hamra Palace Hotel will be to provide services and facilities of the finest quality and ensure that the guests have a memorable stay,” said Michael El Nayal, Member of the Board, Hamra Hotels and Resorts.

Hamra Hotels and Resorts was established in 1996 and has today grown to become one of the leading hotel developers and operators in the Middle East, with new hotel projects soon to be launched in Africa, Asia and Europe.
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