a Sharjah-based low-cost airline, has begun construction of a 300-room budget hotel at Sharjah Airport. The company appointed Gustav Pegel & Sohn as general contractor for the hotel, which is
due for completion in January 2010.
This project follows a management agreement signed last year between
Air Arabia and Rotana Hotels, to manage this property under their innovative Centro by Rotana brand, offering affordable, superior-class accommodation and hospitality. The property, which will include both
standard rooms and suites, will serve travellers passing through one of the region's fastest-growing airports as well
as for visitors to the emirate.
"We are very pleased to commence the construction of the
Air Arabia Centro Hotel. This is an important initiative and part of Air Arabia's strategy
to grow ancillary revenues," said Adel Ali, Board Member and Chief Executive Officer of
Air Arabia. "We are also happy to appoint Gustav Pegel & Sohn for this significant project. Pegel
have an outstanding track record in the Middle East region, and with their expertise, I am confident we will
create a hotel with high-quality standards in construction and amenities."
Pegel, which is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, has been operating for over 135 years. The company is recognised for its capabilities in
building, civil engineering, multi-technical and maintenance services across several sectors including, education, healthcare, commercial, retail
and industry infrastructure projects.
"Air Arabia Centro Hotel will further complement the unmatched services that our passengers continuously expect from
Air Arabia. We are confident that this hotel, once completed, will provide passengers with a complete travel experience offering the best value for their money,"
Unique features of the
Air Arabia Centro Hotel will include a full casual-style dining area, in-room wireless Internet connectivity and entertainment,
and a range of personal amenities. This is combined with comforts such as
a gymnasium and swimming pool, together with on-site business
facilities such as private meeting rooms and business centres.
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