Shangri-La opens its first hotel in the Middle East
The Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, the group's first property outside Asia Pacific, has opened its doors for business. The new five-star 301-bedroom hotel with 126 serviced apartments is the result of a management agreement between Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Al-Jaber Group.
Shangri-La is spearheading a development drive in the region that will begin with three properties and almost 1,400 rooms and apartments within two years with the combined openings of the Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, the four-star Traders Hotel, Dubai in October 2003 and Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat, Oman, opening in July 2005.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is the largest Asian-based luxury hotel group and currently manages 41 hotels in Australia, mainland China, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and UAE, with a rooms inventory of over 20,000. — (menareport.com)
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