A ‘Metropolitan Oasis,’ Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah Opens on the Creek
The 240-room hotel debuts in the heart of the business district
RAS AL KHAIMAH, UAE and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) award-winning midscale brand, and RAK National Hotels LLC ("RAKNH"), a subsidiary of RAK Hospitality Holding LLC ("RAKHH"), owner of hotels and resorts in Ras Al Khaimah, today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah, marking the brand's entry into the northernmost Emirate of the United Arab Emirates. The hotel joins five other Hilton properties operating in the Emirate and 22 across the UAE.
Located in the heart of the Al Nakheel area, just steps from two major shopping malls and minutes from the souks and historical sites of the old city, Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah features 240 modern and comfortable guest rooms, including 10 family rooms and eight suites, with sweeping city, creek and garden views.
Commenting on the opening, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAKHH and RAKNH, said: "Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah is a very strategic asset within our portfolio of hotels. It presents a significant opportunity for us to satisfy the needs of travellers who visit Ras Al Khaimah from all around the world. We have seen a shift in recent years towards the mid-market segment, which goes in hand with the growing importance of the emerging modern traveller. The hotel therefore, is the right choice for us and for Ras Al Khaimah. We look forward to seeing it grow and succeed."
"Ras Al Khaimah is a burgeoning emirate and continues to grow in popularity not just within the Middle East but internationally, attracting more than 820,000 tourists last year1 according to Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority. The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah reinforces our commitment to the emirate - and the strength of our brands here - and we look forward to offering guests a laid-back metropolitan oasis in the heart of the city," said Mahmoud Mokhtar, country general manager, Ras Al Khaimah.
Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah offers guests a variety of onsite dining options, including The Garden Grille, which provides fresh, cooked-to-order breakfast and a-la-carte lunch and dinner. Alongside the iconic must-try dishes such as the famed breakfast waffles and the Mobley burger, the restaurant serves a variety of international culinary delights including authentic Peking duck served with pancakes, famous Mexican savory chocolate Mole Poblano turkey, as well as melt-in-your-mouth Moroccan lamb couscous. The Pavilion Pantry® is open 24 hours for on-the-go guests seeking snacks, treats and cold beverages, while the Garden Bar & Lounge and Pool Bar offer delightful spots to meet for business and leisure.
Yannis Anagnostakis, CEO of RAKHH, said: "We aspire to have our hotel assets lead their respective market segments. The much-anticipated Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah fits perfectly within our strategy and enables us to diversify the RAKNH portfolio. We expect the demand for branded mid-market hotels to increase significantly as a wider range of visitors continue to enjoy and discover the unique Ras Al Khaimah experience."
"We are delighted to introduce the Hilton Garden Inn brand to Ras Al Khaimah. With its unending stretches of pristine beaches and endearing local charm and history, Ras Al Khaimah offers a spectacular location to deliver the intuitive service our brand is already synonymous with," said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn.
Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah guests will be treated to numerous amenities and services, including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property, a 24-hour business center, two tennis courts and a state-of-the-art fitness center open all day. The property also offers an outdoor pool, a separate shaded pool for children, and access to the beach facilities at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa via complimentary shuttle.
For conferences and other events, Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah can accommodate up to 400 guests in more than 500 square meters of flexible meeting space, including a 380 square meter pillar-less ballroom that can be separated into three meeting rooms, along with two large pre-function areas and three outdoor garden venues. The hotel's meeting space also features four small and medium sized meeting rooms.
Each guest room and suite boasts the brand's signature bedding featuring fresh, white duvets and crisp linens; a spacious and clutter-free work desk with an ergonomic desk chair; and an in-room "hospitality center" with a mini fridge.
Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah participates in Hilton's award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors®. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.
For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah or call +971 (0) 7 228 8888
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About RAK National Hotels LLC
RAK National Hotels LLC ("RAKNH") is a subsidiary of RAK Hospitality Holding LLC ("RAKHH"). Formed in 2013, RAKNH owns hotels and resorts positioned in the upscale, upper-upscale and luxury market segments, strategically located in prime urban, desert and beach areas in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. RAKNH currently owns four landmark hotels and resorts including:
- Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah
- Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa at Maaridh Beach,
- Rixos Bab Al Bahr Ultra All Inclusive Resort on Marjan Island and;
- Al Wadi Desert Resort & Spa (to become "The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Wadi Desert" from Q4 2017).
The current portfolio features a total of 1,466 hotel rooms, suites, chalets and private pool villas that make up approximately 28% of the Emirate's total hotel inventory currently in operation.
For more information on RAK National Hotels, visit: www.rakhospitalityholding.com
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 840 hotels in 45 countries around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally-sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order breakfast, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.Download Article Photos