Accor is expanding its luxury portfolio in the UAE with the introduction of the Sofitel brand to the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. Set to open in 2023, the property will become a landmark resort for the group in the region.
The group is collaborating with Al Hamra, the leading real estate development and investment company in Ras Al Khaimah, with plans to expand its hospitality portfolio.
The resort is set alongside a private beach, surrounded by landscaped gardens and an 18-hole golf course.
“We have been witnessing accelerated economic growth over the past few years for Ras Al Khaimah, which has now positioned itself as a contending Middle Eastern hospitality destination,” says Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa and Turkey. “The introduction of Sofitel Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort positions Accor as a key player in the emirate’s commitment to develop tourism through enhanced visitor experience with differential and sustainable products while showcasing Accor’s branding capabilities as a leading hospitality group in the region.”
Once open, the property will boast 300 keys, including contemporary rooms, suites and villas. The hotel will also have six restaurants with a diverse cuisine.
Accor currently operates 62 properties (18,562 keys) in the UAE, with 20 (5,831 keys) properties in the pipeline, including five properties under the Sofitel brand.