The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company will soon be marking its debut in Ras Al Khaimah following a partnership with RAK National Hotels, a subsidiary of RAK Hospitality Holding, and Al Hamra Real Estate Development.
The upscale hotel brand will manage The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach and The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, two already existing properties that are to be transformed.
Effective as of December 15, the management agreement will result in the total refurbishment of the Al Hamra beach property – a 32 all-villa luxury resort – and the upgrading of the Al Wadi property – a 101 all-villa desert escape.
Following the projects, both properties are scheduled to re-launch in 2017.
President and chief operating officer, The Ritz-Carlton, Herve Humler enthused: “We have seen an increasing appetite for immersive escapes in emerging destinations, and our Ras Al Khaimah properties will offer travellers – both regional and international – the chance to enjoy the unique landscape, indigenous customs in tranquil environments. The locale, which represents the culture and traditions of the indigenous community will transport visitors to an off-the-beaten track journey for that truly authentic experience.”