New hotel to be built on Ras Al Khaimah coastline
Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, laid the foundation stone for Al Hamra Palace Hotel in Al Jazeerah Al Hamra area along the Ras Al Khaimah coastline on Monday.
According to Khaleej Times, the Dh300 million project is expected to have a higher rating than five stars and would go a long way in giving a boost to the emirate's tourism efforts.
"The project is built on an area of 15,000 square metres, with a total built up area exceeding 130,000 square metres and going up to 116 metres in height. The hotel will have a number of facilities and amenities aimed at making the guests comfortable. It will have five restaurants and a shopping arcade housing outlets of international brands on the ground floor. This area is designed using the typical ancient archway architecture," Maurizio Papiri, the famous Italian architect who designed the hotel, said.
The size of the rooms vary, beginning with a minimum of 72 square metres overlooking either the blue azure of the sea or the 18-hole international golf course.
The fifth floor has been set aside exclusively to house Al Hamra Club, which has 37 suites with their own direct access. The project boasts of a coastline stretching to about 35,000 metres and a parking lot of 25,000 square metres.