Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi To Open Third Quarter 2009
Shangri-La Asia Limited, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel company, has signed an agreement with the Al Jaber Group to manage Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, opening in third quarter of 2009. The hotel will be the group’s second hotel in Abu Dhabi following the opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi in August 2007.
The Qaryat Al Beri complex, which offers a wide variety of dining, retail and recreation, is 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi international airport, 15 minutes from the city centre, and five minutes’ drive from the Abu Dhabi Golf Club and Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The architectural design of the hotel by KEO International Consultants is conceived with the business traveller in mind, in keeping with Traders Hotels’ mission to offer an efficient range of facilities, and swift and friendly service, at competitive rates.
Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi will feature 301 guest rooms and suites, ranging from 32 square metres for a Superior room to 70 square metres for a Deluxe Suite.
The Traders Club executive floor will feature a private lounge with complimentary refreshments and dedicated concierge service. The hotel will also feature two conference spaces for small to medium-size meetings.
Hotel dining choices will include an all-day-dining restaurant serving international cuisine, a lobby lounge and a pool bar.
Guests will be able to enjoy all restaurants and recreational facilities within the complex, accessible by club car or a short abra (Arabic gondola) ride on the waterway. These include an authentic Arabic souk (market), with informal waterfront dining and boutique shopping; CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La; a health club; outdoor swimming pools; children’s play area; and restaurants featuring Chinese, Vietnamese, French and international cuisines.
“We are very pleased to extend our successful partnership with the Al Jaber Group,” said Madhu Rao, managing director and chief executive officer of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts. “We are grateful for the owner’s vision to open a Traders Hotel and Shangri-La Hotel within the same project; these properties will complement each other while offering a distinct choice of accommodation options for travellers to the emirate.”
“Our winning partnerships with Shangri-La give us complete confidence in the success of Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi,” said Obeid Al Jaber, Chairman of Al Jaber Group. “This hotel’s opening will further enhance the positioning of the Qaryat Al Beri development as a ‘destination within a destination’ in Abu Dhabi.”
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 62 hotels under the Shangri-La and Traders brands, with a rooms inventory of over 28,000. Traders Hotels are designed to satisfy the needs of the fast growing mid-market travel segment by offering a comprehensive range of facilities, and swift and friendly service, at competitive rates. Traders Hotels are located in Beijing, Changzhou, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Penang, Shenyang, Singapore and Yangon, with scheduled openings in Bangalore and Macau. The group has over 40 projects under development in Austria, Canada, mainland China, France, India, Macau, Maldives, Philippines, Qatar, Seychelles, Thailand, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and the United States. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at .
Al Jaber Group | Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, is owned by Al Jaber Group. The Group has played an instrumental part in the phenomenal development and growth of the United Arab Emirates over the last 30 years. With a current dedicated and professional workforce of over 25,000 employees and a visionary management team the group has made a significant contribution in playing an important role in the country’s ambitious construction efforts. Al Jaber’s participation in the development of the UAE’s infrastructure has included involvement in areas such as construction, logistics, oil and gas services, landscaping, industrial development and trading. The achievements of Al Jaber have been realised with consistent quality, safety and excellence to bring services and products that have helped build a nation.
Phone: (03) 5484 6008