City Seasons Group operates a portfolio of luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Muscat, Oman. HE Sheikh Ahmad Bin Musalam Bin Ham, Vice-President City Seasons Group, says, “It all began with Bin Ham Group’s ambition to establish hotels that are relevant, cosy and stylish, in key destinations, with a focus on quality, luxury and value. This year marks a significant milestone in the history of the group. Our next hotel opening will be the five-star, 355-room Royal Rose, followed by two more new hotels in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.”
The Royal Rose features 17th-century European design, baroque-inspired interior décor, individually crafted rooms and suites, a gourmet European restaurant, a Mediterranean-style restaurant featuring healthy specialities, a French brasserie, and a branded spa and health club with rooftop pools and a Jacuzzi. Other amenities include state-of-the-art board rooms, banquet and meeting facilities for up to 400 delegates, and fully automated underground parking. The Royal Rose is set to be one of Abu Dhabi landmarks, aligning the City Seasons Group with elite international hotel chains. City Seasons combines the legacy of Western architecture with traditional Arabian hospitality.
City Seasons Al Hamra Hotel
Recently City Seasons celebrated the opening of the four-star City Seasons Al Hamra Hotel Abu Dhabi. Located in the heart of the capital’s business and entertainment hub, the hotel has 310 rooms and suites, Club Floors with a private VIP lounge, conference facilities for up to 300 guests, a well-equipped fitness club, a sauna and steam room, massage service and facial treatments.
The City Seasons Al Hamra’s dining options include New Season Restaurant, serving a daily buffet and à la carte dishes, and Keway-Mai, an authentic Thai restaurant. Keway-Mai inaugurated a unique cooking style in Abu Dhabi – traditional cooking on hot volcanic rocks – which has proved very popular. The hotel’s Thai chefs are passionate about high-quality, fresh, healthy and value-added food and beverage options. George Demitry, General Manager, says, “Our new facilities, services and amenities are a reflection of our true commitment to affordable luxury and value for money.”
International travellers, mainly from Europe and Asia, make up around 60% of the City Seasons Al Hamra’s guests. George Demitry says, “As Abu Dhabi introduces new family-friendly facilities like Yas water park, we anticipate increased family travel from the GCC countries. To serve our visitors, the hotel provides a free shuttle to nearby beaches and entertainment attractions as well as access to sister hotels’ recreation facilities.” Mohamed Al Aamri, Managing Director City Seasons Group, believes Abu Dhabi has a very bright future as a tourism destination. He explains, “Abu Dhabi is verysafe and family-oriented, and has a lot to offer in terms of pristine beaches and outdoor entertainment. It is also a very business-friendly emirate. The City Seasons welcomes all visitors. Our slogan is ‘hospitality for all seasons,’ and providing value for money is our core focus.”