The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference Announces The Grand RAK Project
The Grand RAK Project is the region’s first competition for hotel operators to win a fully-funded beachfront project in Ras Al Khaimah
Dubai, UAE - Delegates attending the 15thannual Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, are being offered the chance to build something extraordinary in Ras Al Khaimah.
His Highness Sheikh Saud said: "We support projects and concepts that spark creativity and place Ras Al Khaimah at the forefront of the tourism sector.
Sustained growth is already the hallmark of Ras Al Khaimah's tourism industry and we seek to ensure this continues by utilizing our strategic tourism plan to reach well-defined targets."
Working in teams combining hotel designers and operators, entrants will have three months, up until July 2019, to prepare a preliminary concept vision supported by a high-level feasibility appraisal. Full details of the competition process will be announced during AHIC 2019.
Entries will be judged on commercial feasibility, innovation and sustainability. Three shortlisted operators will receive USD 25,000 each as a contribution towards their final submission, due in November 2019, when the winner will be announced at an exclusive event.
The winning project will be allocated a coveted beachfront location.
The esteemed judging panel for The Grand RAK Project includes Abdullah Al Abdooli, Managing Director & CEO, Marjan, David Daniels, Director of Architecture, SSH, Filippo Sona, Managing Director, Global Hospitality, Drees & Sommer and Kevin Underwood, Principal, HKS Hospitality Group.
For more information on The Grand RAK Project, please visit: https://www.arabianconference.com/grand-rak-project
AHIC 2019, featuring 100 speakers from around the world and expecting to attract more than 900 delegates in total, has been curated around the theme Synchronised for Success. The programme will uncover innovative approaches to business, analyse market trends, foster harmonious relationships between all stakeholders and help them future-proof against evolving demands.
For more information about AHIC 2019, please visit: www.arabianconference.com
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About AHIC 2019
AHIC, now in its 15thyear, is the annual gathering for the Middle East's hospitality investment community organised by global hotel investment event organiser Bench Events in partnership with Middle East business intelligence brand, MEED. AHIC creates a knowledge and networking platform for global and regional investors of all backgrounds, offering essential insights to investing in hotels, showcasing regional and international hospitality investment opportunities and facilitating direct connections with hospitality industry stakeholders.AHIC 2019 will be in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, from 9 April to 11 April 2019 in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA). Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, AHIC 2019 will be co-hosted by its founding patron, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, whose continued support of the industry and AHIC has been critical to the region's tourism growth.