Thomas Cook, the British global travel company, announced it will open its first own-brand hotel in the United Arab Emirates later this year.
The Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort will open on November 1, 2017 and is part of Thomas Cook’s plan to open 22 new own-brand hotels around the world over the next year.
The new property is part of a partnership agreement the travel firm signed with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority in 2016 and, as part of the deal, Thomas Cook will market the UAE emirate to its European client base.
Haitham Mattar, chief executive officer of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said in a press release: “We are extremely pleased to continue to partner with Thomas Cook to promote Ras Al Khaimah. The news that they are opening their first own brand hotel here demonstrates their commitment to our destination and delivering choice to their customers.”
The resort will include 253 chalets, a 700-metre private beach, three pools, four bars, a coffee shop, a buffet restaurant and a spa with sauna and Jacuzzi.