Mon, 9 May 2016

Cristal Signs Emerald Hotel in Erbil, Iraq

Cristal Group has signed into a management agreement with Harco Erbil for Cristals second hotel in Erbil and its third in Iraq.

The Emerald hotel will be part of a massive 240,000 sqm mixed use development in Erbil and will feature 196 hotel apartment suites.

The hotel will feature four F&B outlets, three meeting rooms, a gym, spa and a retail centre.

Phase one of the hotel is expected to be ready for operation from 1 September 2016.

Mr. Kamal Fakhoury, COO of Cristal Group, said, Emerald is our mid-market brand and we are proud to debut it in Kurdistan within the Lebanese Village development that will in fact be the first signature property to carry the Emerald flag. Erbil is an attractive hub for business as well as leisure travelers and is one of the safest destinations in Iraq. We are extremely grateful to Harco Erbil for having given us the opportunity to manage Emerald Erbil and are confident it will be a great new addition to the existing range of accommodation options in the city.

Besides an increasing number of business travellers, Erbil also attracts tourists and the city is famous for its archaeological citadel which dates back to 600 years B.C. It is said that the site is the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world. Recently, the citadel was included among the 100 most endangered cultural sites in the world by the World Monument Fund.

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