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Sharjah beach resort opens after major revamp

Te Oceanic Khorfakkan Hotel and Resort in the Emirate of Sharjah, UAE, has under- gone a AED200m (£35m, €41m, $54m) upgrade and expansion. Owners of the resort, Sharjah National

Hotels Corporation, said the upgrade included redesign, renovations and rede- velopment of the hotel’s existing buildings and facilities, as well as incorporating new accommodation such as villas and chalets. Situated on the coastline of Khorfakkan,

all 177 rooms were refurbished. Upgrades were also made to the multi-

purpose health club for men and a covered one for women as well as a specialised spa. The beach area has also been rede-

signed with extensive water sports facilities. Details:

DAILY NEWS, JOBS, TRAINING & TENDERS Al Bait breaks ground in Sharjah

Te Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced the commencement of ground works on the Al Bait Hotel project, a traditional hotel located in Shurooq’s Heart of Sharjah, UAE, which is due to be complete in December. Shurooq announced its

plans to develop Al Bait Hotel, a luxury five star hotel – the first traditional Emirati hotel – in the Heart of Sharjah, the region’s largest heritage tour- ism development, in March of this year in collaboration with General Hotel Management (GHM). Al Bait Hotel will feature 54 guestrooms,

Te five star hotel will be developed in the Heart of Sharjah, UAE Situated on Sharjah creek, the AED100m

including standard, deluxe, junior suites and suites, a spa and health club, dining areas. Other facilities will include an Arabic tea and coffee house, an Arabic restaurant, and all- day diner, a deli, and staff facilities and utility blocks. Souk Al Arsa, one of the oldest souks in the region, will be also be included in the Al Bait Hotel development.

Te resort will overlook 1.2km of coastline

New One&Only resort to be built in Montenegro

Kerzner International Holdings announced it was building its first property in Europe, with the announcement of a development in Montenegro. Te resort will have 150 rooms, health spa,

marina, tennis academy, dining and retail options. Te 60 acre (24 hectare) project will overlook 1.2km (0.74 miles) of coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Kernzer International chair, Sol Kerzner

said Montenegro was a perfect location for the first One&Only resort in Europe. “Te location for the resort is remarkable and I am very confident it will be well received by our many One&Only guests and new guests alike,” he added. The company has entered into an

agreement with Triangle Investment and Development Limited to develop a new resort in Kumbor, Montenegro over- looking Tivat Bay. Triangle is acting as representative for the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan which has been appointed by the government of Montenegro as the pre- ferred bidder of the mixed-use development. Details:


(US$27.2m, €21.2m, £18.3m) project is set to spread over an area of 10,000sq m (107,640sq ſt) and will provide Arabian hospitality with a focus on preserving Emirati culture. Yousif Al Mutawa, manager of the Heart

of Sharjah, said: “One of the most impor- tant aspects of Al Bait’s development is the renovation of all of the traditional Emirati houses that form part of the project.” Details:

Langham Place to enter Haining in 2014

Langham Hospitality Group is to manage the first Langham Place-branded hotel in Haining, in China’s Zhejiang coastal province. The property, which is

being developed by Hong Kong-based Mingly Real Estate Corporation, is now scheduled to open in 2014. The 266-key Langham

Place, Haining will be part of an integrated complex comprising a retail shopping centre, commercial offices and residential apartments. Te resort will feature the

groups signature Chuan Spa, which will, incorporate the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and wellness treatments in a meditative setting. Six private treatment rooms will be housed

at the spa and a contemplation lounge, as well as an indoor swimming pool and a fully-equipped fitness centre. Te resort will offer guests a variety of din-

ing and entertainment options including an all-day dining restaurant, a casual signature lounge and bar, and fine-dining Chinese res- taurant. Other amenities include a pillar-free

Read Spa Opportunities online: Te hotel in Haining, China, will be the first in the Zhejiang province

grand ballroom, a junior ballroom, and eight multi-function rooms as well as a 3,000sq m (32,291sq ſt) ceremonial hall. Langham Hospitality Group’s CEO Brett

Butcher, said: “Following the successful debut of the Langham Place in Hong Kong with subsequent openings in Beijing and most recently in New York City, we are well on track to grow the Langham Place brand in China and key destinations around the world.” Details:

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