DUBAI- Gloria Hotels & Resorts, a hotel management company, signed a management agreement during its participation in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM).
The agreement was signed by the company’s president Antoine Sayegh and Sheikh Yaqoub bin Karam, Chairman of the Bin Karam Modern Investment Company, owner of Gloria Al Salam Hotel in the Emirate of Sharjah and Gloria Al Salam Resort in the Buraimi district in the Sultanate of Oman.
The management is preparing for the opening of the Gloria Al Salam hotel in Sharjah end of December, which has 165 rooms and suites, and Gloria Al Salam in the Buraimi area in Oman. The two hotels are designed in contemporary and modern style to meet the market needs in the UAE and Oman.
Antoine Sayegh, president of Gloria Hotels & Resorts, said that Gloria Al Salam Hotel Sharjah and Gloria Al Salam Resort Oman in the area of Buraimi is a new addition to the Gloria hotels group: 2,029 suites in the Gloria Hotel and the Yassat Gloria Hotel Apartments in Dubai, 307 guest rooms and suites in the Gloria Hotel Fairouz Al Massy in Medina, and 156 guest rooms and suites in Gloria Downtown Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
This addition comes as part of the group’s giant expansion plan in the UAE, the Gulf, and the Middle East. The project includes more than 2,000 rooms and suites in 6 new hotels to be announced soon, and aims to reinforce and promote the concept of family-friendly hotels. These types of hotels do not offer alcohol and cater to all family members with the aim of providing ultimate customer satisfaction. Businessmen can also benefit from the special packages offered at each of these hotels.
Sheikh Yaqoub bin Karam, chairman of Bin Karam Modern Investment Company which owns the hotel and resort, said that “our selection of Gloria Hotels & Suites [to manage the hotel] stems from our confidence in its premium touristic and hospitality services within the context of family-friendly hotels. The company also specializes in the management of [so-called “family friendly hotels”] hotels that do not offer alcoholic beverages and all its services respect Arab family customs and traditions.
[Gloria group also] adopts the latest and highest international hospitality standards, and has offered a unique experience in the tourism industry, employing years-long expertise. [The group] was able to acquire a large share of the local, Gulf, and international market.
He added: We expect this agreement to be a precursor to the establishment of a chain of hotels bearing the name of Gloria management next to Al Salam in the Sultanate, which will provide the same level of services and introduce new concepts to the tourism industry and the world of hospitality. We also aspire to increase tourist traffic as sought by the Sultanate through opening the Gloria Al Salam Resort. The opening will serve many aspects of tourism, such as health and sports tourism, conferences, and exhibitions, as it includes a concert and conference hall that accommodates 2,000 people, in addition to a football stadium, an Olympic-size swimming pool, spa, tennis court, billiards and bowling area, a swimming pool for children with an artificial river and waterfall, and other entertainment services.
The Emirati company “Gloria Hotels & Resorts Management” has announced that it will soon launch seven giant hotel projects comprising more than 1,000 rooms in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and the Sultanate of Oman. Antoine Sayegh said, “The new hotels will be launched over the course of this year and the next two years. These hotels do not offer alcoholic beverages and are classified as “Arab family-friendly hotels.”
He said that “Gloria, one of the largest hotel management companies in the UAE,” launched last July the Gloria Hotel Fairouz Al Massy in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The hotel includes 307 luxurious rooms and suites. The Gloria Ghala Muscat, a 4-star hotel under construction in the city of Muscat, will be launched in June 2016 in Oman.
The group is also preparing for the opening of Gloria Downtown Hotel in the capital Abu Dhabi end of September. The hotel includes 156 rooms and suites, and is designed in contemporary and modern style to meet the market needs.