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Gearing up for summer

It is once again time for summer surprises in Dubai and Ghaya Grand Hotel in Dubai is preparing for the season by focusing on its long-term contracts to secure its business.

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Located in one of the upcoming areas in Dubai, Ghaya Grand Hotel is an ultimate escape from the bustling city in a modern hideaway. The property was the first to be built in this area with 765 rooms; both hotel rooms and apartments catering to all guests from long stay to short stay. It is one of the most newly developed areas where one can easily access Dubai’s most prominent attractions such as Dubai Miracle Gardens and Butterfly Garden. Apart from the same it is also within very close proximity to the newly-opened Me’aisem City Centre Shopping Mall, International Cricket Stadium, Motor City, Sport City, The Els Club, Jumeirah Golf Estates and Dubai Marina-the Ghaya Grand Hotel is considered a local gem offering unparalleled service.

The hotel boasts of 12 meeting rooms that can be reserved by guests with state-of-the-art features that complement with them. An exceptional banquet offering both indoor and outdoor facilities with contemporary design makes it stand out with distinction.

Olwin De Souza, General Manager, Ghaya Grand shares, “The first quarter was very challenging in terms of Average Daily Rate. In terms of the second quarter, focus will be on long stay customers and groups will enjoy competitive rates to secure business. Advance purchase rates will be offered for now while the rates will be higher closer to the dates. In terms of markets for summer, we are looking at Vietnam, China, India, Expo 2020 markets and airlines as we are in close proximity to Al Maktoum airport. The tag of Arabian Travel award winner gave us good exposure with the apartment services we have in the hotel and this year’s focus is more to secure the long-term apartment business.”

He goes on to share the importance of the travel agents in today’s competitive market. “We are focusing on long-term relations with them since ours is a large property with 765 units to sell. They are the ones who provide us the numbers to ensure that we grow. In turn, we offer them great incentives and work together on longterm relationships not only to secure the business but way beyond.”

Through the unique ambience, personalised service and energising amenities, Ghaya Grand Hotel’s goal is to create an awakening experience that helps refresh and de-stress the mind and body.

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