Hilton has expanded its portfolio of hotels in
the UAE with the official opening of the 265-room Hilton Al Hamra
Beach & Golf Resort, formerly known as Al Hamra Fort & Beach
Resort, following an extensive two-year refurbishment.
With direct access to an 18-hole championship
golf course and with views of the Persian Gulf and nearby Hajar
Mountains, Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort features an
inspired mix of 181 villas and suites, 75 deluxe guest rooms and
nine luxurious suites.
Regarded as a landmark hotel in the
prestigious Al Hamra district of Ras Al Khaimah, the comprehensive
conversion of the property has thoughtfully preserved the unique
identity of the buildings, originally designed to reflect the
ancient forts which still speckle the local landscape.
Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels &
Resorts said, “The striking fortress-style design and iconic
status of the original hotel helped shape our conversion plans. We
have carefully maintained the distinctive character of the
property and successfully combined those traditional qualities
with the modern hallmark attributes of Hilton Worldwide’s flagship brand. Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort is now a world-class
hotel and a welcome addition to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts global
Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort features a
wealth of quality amenities including two temperature controlled
pools, a children’s club, spa treatment rooms and a 500-metre private beach. In addition to golf, active guests can enjoy a game
of tennis, select from a wide range of water sports or opt for a
work out in the hotel’s on-site fitness centre.
menu of eight dining and entertainment options will feature a wide
range of international delicacies and regional specialties as well
as specialist favourites, such as the upcoming Mai Tai bar, with
its Polynesian inspired cuisines and Club Malibu, offering an
exclusive club vibe with live DJ.
With an adjoining newly
revamped 800-capacity convention centre boasting state-of-the-art
amenities and a one-stop professional advice shop, Hilton Al Hamra
Beach & Golf Resort is destined to become a leading choice for
planners seeking the very best in facilities and service for
conferences, meetings and events.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president,
Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa said, “Hilton Worldwide has
enjoyed a presence in Ras Al Khaimah for over 12 years and that
longevity with the Emirate and the close relationship we enjoy
with the owners of Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort, has served
us well in establishing a strong and growing portfolio. Today’s
opening introduces our sixth hotel to Ras Al Khaimah and will
provide impetus and choice to international travellers, MICE
visitors and local weekend guests to visit this increasingly
Ras Al Khaimah is the most northern
Emirate in the UAE and a land of contrast with red sandy desert,
lush green plains, interspersed with creeks and lagoons, and
beautiful mountains, the highest of which often has snowfall in
winter. The hotel is around a 45 minutes drive from Dubai International Airport.
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