The Landmark Hotels & Suites today (Monday, December 12, 2011) opened its highly anticipated 4-star The Landmark Grand Hotel located on Rigga Road in the heart of Dubai. Its unveiling coincides with a recent surge in the UAE’s hospitality space that has seen most hotels in Dubai achieve occupancy levels of as high as 85 per cent.
Hotels in the Emirates have been experiencing a steady upswing in both occupancy levels and average room rates in 2011, with industry analysts predicting the trend to continue until the end of the Dubai Shopping Festival in 2012. Dubai is home to the Middle East’s most dynamic hospitality sector, posting a 13.5 per cent year-on-year increase in revenue per available room (revPAR) rates in October to USD 194.05, the second highest recorded in the Middle East and Africa for the period.
S.M. Sadique, Managing Director of Landmark Zenath Group, said, “The dynamism of Dubai’s hospitality sector and the growing global appeal of the UAE as a leisure and lifestyle hub inspired us to come up with a new development that harmonizes luxury and functionality to offer the perfect home away from home for holiday adventurers and business travelers alike. To see is to believe, so I would like to invite Dubai’s guests to check out what The Landmark Grand Hotel – Rigga has to offer.”
“We would also like to commend the wonderful, consistent, aggressive, creative and tireless efforts of the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) in marketing and portraying Dubai as a world-class destination which has gone a long way towards enhancing the emirate’s reputation as a top class, safe tourist destination. This has in turn significantly contributed to the high occupancy enjoyed by Dubai hotels in 2011,” added S.M. Sadique.
The Landmark Grand Hotel – Rigga is just 10 minutes away from the Dubai International Airport and a short 2-minute walk from the Union Metro Station. It features 174 spacious rooms, which include 153 standard rooms, 7 executive suites, and 14 junior suites supported by various amenities such as 24-hour room service, satellite television and Wi-fi access. Vacationers can visit Dubai’s world-renowned malls and beaches located nearby, unwind at the rooftop swimming pool, or exercise at a spacious gym complete with sauna. Executives can avail of a business center and a rooftop conference room with a bird’s eye view of Dubai.
Mark Gillings, Chief Executive Officer at Landmark Hotels & Suites, said, “The hotel has an all day dining restaurant on the ground floor named ‘Delight’ that offers international and Cajun cuisine in a relaxed, stylish ambiance. Among the main attractions of the restaurant are signature salads and grilled specialties. Also located on the ground floor is the specialty dining Fiestang Pinoy restaurant for an authentic Philippine cuisine experience. It serves a la carte and evening buffet, specially prepared by native Pilipino chefs.”
Landmark Hotels & Suites, which was established in 1996, owes the strategic location of The Landmark Grand Hotel – Rigga to its partnership and support from Khalid Al Ghurair. Landmark Hotels is part of the Landmark Zenath Group – a reputed and diversified Dubai based Group, which has interests in Real Estate, Construction, Facility Management, Restaurants, Media, Trading and Investment. Landmark Hotels & Suites now has grown into a leading hotel chain in the Middle-East with 8 hotels currently under operation, and several hotels under development and up for management. More information on The Landmark Grand Hotel – Rigga and other hospitality properties under Landmark Hotels & Suites is available at http://www.landmarkhotels.net.
“In line with our strategic expansion plans in the region and beyond, we opened our first newly branded hotel in India, ’Always Riverview’, in November 2011,” concluded Sadique.