With development projects in the pipeline, some of the key leaders share their insights.
HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, Executive Chairman, Shurooq
The two new multi-purpose family-friendly beach development projects are in line with Shurooq’s strategy to offer authentic leisure tourism activities that meet the demands of residents and visitors in the emirate. Sharjah is well-poised to redefine the experiences of beachgoers and vacationers and meet the growing needs of its burgeoning community. By undertaking such infrastructural projects, Shurooq aims to support the diversification of Sharjah’s economy, boost GDP growth, and offer increased investment opportunities in various sectors ranging from tourism, hospitality, entertainment, and retail to F&B.
Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG
We are pleased to announce the signing of a new Hotel Indigo in Saudi Arabia in partnership with RIVA Development Company, aligned to our robust expansion plans in the Kingdom over the coming years. As a result of the Saudi Tourism Development Strategy, there will be an increasing demand for hotels that offer authentic and refreshingly local experiences. Hotel indigo Riyadh King Abdallah Road will seamlessly address these needs.
Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President – Middle East and Africa, Radisson Hotel Group
We are delighted to expand our Radisson Blu brand in the city of Riyadh, especially during these times. In line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, we are excited to further grow our presence across the Kingdom, and work together to make Saudi Arabia a must-visit destination. Despite the challenges, Radisson Hotel Group has started moving towards normality with a host of expansions and opening announcements over the past months.
Ramsay Rankoussi, Vice President Development Africa & Turkey, Radisson Hotel Group
Morocco is a strategic bridge between Europe and the rest of Africa, and a key focus market in our African development strategy. We aim to grow our Moroccan portfolio to over 15 hotels within the next three to five years, and Casablanca is a key city where we are looking to expand our footprint to more than five hotels. Radisson Hotel Casablanca Gauthier La Citadelle is the Moroccan debut of our fastest-growing brand in Africa, and marks our third hotel in the country.