Published on : Thursday, May 2, 2019
Al Khoory Hotels is poised for a significant expansion ahead of Expo 2020 in Dubai. The Arabian Travel Market (ATM 2019), set to start on 28th April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, will see the company announcing an 80 per cent increase in the number of keys, with an investment of UAE dirhams (AED) 500mn for expansion projects in Dubai that are expected to be completed ahead of Expo 2020.
Al Khoory Hotels plans to add to the already significant number of Chinese and Russian speaking visitors who patronise its hotels. It will launch a brand new website that will include both Mandarin and Russian languages. The website will be unveiled at the Al Khoory Hotels stand, to be featured prominently at the ATM as part of a section dedicated to Dubai Tourism (DTCM).
Al Khoory Hotels’ Vice-Chairman, Mr.Abdulla Mohamed Tayeb Khoory, said the hospitality industry in the UAE is currently experiencing an exciting growth phase. The company — which currently has four hotels in Dubai with a total of 650 keys — is adding 508 keys more ahead of Expo 2020. Two of the new properties are coming up close to each other in the city’s Al Quoz area in the second half of the year. They are Urban By Al Khoory, a three-star 92-key hotel, and Al Khoory Courtyard, a four-star 158-key property.
The company is also building a premier four-star property, namely Al Khoory Sky Garden, close to Dubai International Airport. The new hotel, with around 258 keys, is expected to open by mid-2020, ahead of the Expo that begins in October. The company also has plans in the near future to add 300 more keys, with two new properties planned in Muscat and Sohar in Oman. With four hotels in Dubai’s premier business destinations and tourist spots, Al Khoory Hotels has already established itself as a leading player in Dubai’s hospitality landscape.
Among the facilities that the new hotels are planning to offer are the Spices Restaurant, an all-day dining outlet that offers a wide spectrum of global, local and international cuisine. The new hotels will also have Al Khoory’s new yet to be launched specialty restaurant that features Middle Eastern cuisine. The Calories health club is set to offer state of the art gyms, saunas and pool facilities, with membership options thrown in for our guests. Yasmeen Spa, Al Khoory’s own brand of wellness centers, offers relaxing therapies, Moroccan bath and jacuzzi staffed by well-trained professionals, in its new hotels.