Accor recently introduced its midscale Novotel brand to Sharjah with the inauguration of the 200-key Novotel Sharjah Expo Centre Hotel.
Owned by and Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry and United Investment Group, the property is situated in a prime city location, next to the convention and exhibition centre and Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, overlooking the Al Khan Lagoon, and close to major leisure attractions. Dubai’s and Sharjah’s international airports are less than 20 minutes away.
With modern facilities, intuitive services, and a natural and contemporary design that maximises guest comfort and social spaces, Novotel Sharjah Expo Centre Hotel is set to make its mark as a business, leisure, meetings and wellness hub for savvy travellers and the local community.
“The opening of Novotel’s first property in Sharjah is perfect timing, with industry and tourism in the emirate – the UAE’s third largest economy and culture capital – growing at a rapid rate,” chief operating officer – Middle East & Africa, Accor, Marc Descrozaille shared. “It marks an exciting milestone for the brand in a destination with strong demand for high-quality midscale hospitality concepts that offer travellers and the local community a convenient and stylish place to meet, socialise, relax and achieve that all-important work-life balance.”
Novotel Sharjah Expo Centre Hotel’s accommodation comprises Executive Suites designed for business travellers, as well as family rooms that can accommodate two adults and two children, with complimentary breakfast for children under 16 years of age.
The wellness offering spans a spa, outdoor swimming pool with a terrace overlooking the lagoon, a gym with cardio and resistance equipment, male and female saunas and the choice of well-balanced contemporary cuisine options from the property’s three F&B outlets: the Tahi Arabic restaurant, serving Middle Eastern specialties; an all-day buffet-style dining venue; and a 24-hour coffee shop in the lobby.
For corporate guests, two high-tech meeting rooms accommodate up to 55 guests, complemented by a business centre with a support team, while families with young children will appreciate the kids’ corner and the property’s proximity to major attractions, including Sharjah Aquarium, Qanat Al Qasba, Khalid Lagoon Corniche, Al Majaz Waterfront, Mamzar beach park and Sharjah Heritage Museum.
The new hotel’s general manager, Ayman Hassan stated: “I am delighted to officially open the doors to one of Sharjah’s most highly anticipated properties, based on its desirable city location and raft of customer-intuitive facilities that enhance the emirate’s growing reputation as a destination for business, families and culture.
“With its modern and flexible venues and public spaces, dynamic yet effortlessly casual atmosphere and innovative experiences that promote wellbeing, I am certain our guests will feel comfortable and at home during their visit or stay,” he concluded.
Novotel Sharjah Expo Centre Hotel is Accor’s second hotel in the emirate where it already operates the ibis Styles Sharjah, and expands the group’s network of Novotel properties in the UAE to five, with its sixth – Novotel Bur Dubai – also on track to open this year.