Emirate launches hotel management company

The government of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, has launched a management company to handle operations at government-owned hotels in the emirate.

The government asserts that Ras Al Khaimah Hospitality Group LLC will act as the vehicle to support and accelerate hotel development projects to achieve the target of having 10,000 hotel rooms in the emirate by the year 2016.

“Ras al-Khaimah is fast becoming a strong contender within the global hospitality market and this company will be taking an active role in introducing new hospitality projects,” said Victor Louis, Ras Al Khaimah Hospitality Group CEO. “Launching Ras Al Khaimah Hospitality Group LLC is also an important step in regulating the emirate’s food and beverage outlets, giving us the opportunity to review the existing facilities as well as introduce new dining concepts.”

The company will be involved in the upgrade and development of different hospitality assets, starting with the upgrade of Banyan Tree Al Wadi resort and the development of both the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah and the 700-room Bab Al Bahr Beach Resort, each due to open in October 2012. A number of leisure projects have also been approved, and will begin to be completed as early as January 2012. These projects cover the enhancement of services and facilities at Saqr Park, development and upgrade of the food and beverage concepts within the emirate’s shopping malls, and new outlets and concepts along the Ras Al Khaimah Corniche.