Jumeirah has signed a management agreement with Abu Dhabi’s Al Farida Investments to manage the Jumeirah Al Ain, a new 5 star luxury hotel located in the heart of Al Ain city.Scheduled to open in 2011, Jumeirah Al Ain will be part of the Al Ain Mall, a distinctive landmark currently under re-development.
Al Ain is also known as the ‘Garden City’ due to its wealth of greenery and desert oasis setting. Key features of the cosmopolitan site will include a souk and traditional spice market, with a variety of casual dining concepts and cafes scattered amidst lush landscaping in keeping with the local environment. The tranquility of the site will be enhanced by themed waterways accessible by abra, in recognition of the traditional water transport.
The Jumeirah Al Ain, comprising of 220 well-appointed guestrooms and suites as well as luxury chalets and lofts, will adjoin the Al Ain Mall through a span of newly developed high end retail outlets.
Features of the hotel itself will include four unique dining and entertainment venues, as well as a spa.
Meetings and events will also be well catered for with a banqueting hall, capable of accommodating over 1400 guests and delegates at one time, and a state-of-the-art conference centre.
Architect firm, Creative International, will design the hotel’s unique structure; internal design will be provided by the world-renowned KCA International, the same team responsible for the iconic interior of Jumeirah Group’s flagship property, Burj Al Arab, now globally recognised as a symbol of Dubai.
“Traditionally, Al Ain has always been a lush desert oasis, and we are hoping that this development will also serve as an oasis of luxury hospitality for the surrounding area, completing the golden triangle of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain,” said Gerald Lawless, Executive Chairman, Jumeirah Group.