US hotel company Hilton has confirmed the opening of its latest UAE property in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
The four-star Hilton Garden Inn is located on the Al Nakheel site of the former Hilton Ras Al Khaimah, which closed in January 2015 to allow for a multi-million-dirham refurbishment project.
It features 240 rooms, with 10 family rooms and eight suites, an outdoor pool, two tennis courts, a gym and access to beach facilities at the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa.
The Garden Grille, Pavilion Pantry, Garden Bar & Lounge and Pool Bar are among the dining venues at the property, which also includes a 380 square metre ballroom, two large pre function areas and two outdoor garden venues for meetings and events.
“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,” said HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, chairman of hotel owner RAK National Hotels and its parent company RAK Hospitality Holding.
“The hotel therefore, is the right choice for us and for Ras Al Khaimah. We look forward to seeing it grow and succeed.”
The hotel joins five other Hilton properties in the emirate and 22 across the UAE.
Figures from RAK Tourism Development Authority suggest 13 new hotels will open in the emirate by 2020, totalling some 4,445 rooms.
The emirate is aiming to receive one million visitors by the end of 2018.