Iftikhar Hamdani, General Manager, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman
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Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman, a premier destination for business and leisure travellers, maintained its position as the leading hotel in the northern emirates with 95% room occupancy in 2012, selling 105,000 room nights for the year, surpassing 2011 figure.
The property is also pleased to report that the guest from the leisure segment has seen an increase of 200% as compared to 2011. Majority of the guests are from Germany and the CIS markets but the Indian and Pakistani guests remained as top nationalities that stayed at the hotel. Other guests are from USA, UK, Russia, France and the GCC countries.
Iftikhar Hamdani, General Manager, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, commented: “We are very proud to announce that we maintained our excellent performance this year and we are still the leading hotel in the northern emirates in terms of occupancy per room nights. I would like to share this success with the entire Ramada Ajman team and at the same time, commend them for their commitment in delivering topmost service and their zeal in giving back to society through our various initiatives. We are very excited and optimistic with the onset of 2013 as excellent efforts had been carried out by Ajman’s tourism board in promoting the emirate. We hope to continue the same spirit and surpass the records that we had for 2012!”
Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman has recently completed its AED10million hotel refurbishment project and is now ready to offer more luxurious accommodation to its guests. Sixty rooms have been renovated and an executive floor was added to accommodate a greater number of tourists during the peak season.
Hamdani noted that new properties are opening their doors in 2013 which will bring competition as more tour operators are taking interest in promoting Ajman as a tourist destination but “we will turn these challenges into opportunities as we look forward to expanding our share in Ajman year by year. We will continue to provide well-appointed accommodation and first-rate services to encourage our guests to stay with us again and attract more guests from potential markets.”
Sumair Tariq, Executive Director, R Hotels, said, “I would like to commend Ramada Ajman for another successful year in operation. The management team of properties under R Hotels did a great job and we expect the same level of commitment to reach our new targets for 2013.”
Faisal Nuaimi, General Manager, Ajman Tourism Board, acknowledged the achievement of the property and said, “On behalf of the Ajman Tourism Board, I would like to congratulate Iftikhar Hamdani and his team for being the most vibrant hotel in the emirate, as a result of all the activities that they organised in 2012. We look forward to working hand in hand with them in 2013 to further develop this destination.”