Golden Tulip sign six new MENA hotels
New hotels signed in Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Makkah, Riyadh and Tunisia
Golden Tulip Hotels, Suites & Resorts MENA has signed six new hotels over the past month in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia.
Speaking exclusively to Hotelier Middle East, Golden Tulip Hotel, Suites & Resorts MENA president Amine E. Moukarzel revealed details about new properties in Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Makkah, Riyadh and Tunis.
Golden Tulip Khalidiya, a 284-key property in the city, is due to open on March 1. The conversion property will feature extensive food and beverage facilities and marks the brand’s return to the UAE capital.
The group currently manages Golden Tulip Jazeera Ghantoot Resort and Tulip Inn Al Rahba on the outskirts of the city, but the new hotel will be located within the main city.
"We had a hotel apartment there earlier, which has since left the group because of a change in the profile of the property,” explained Moukarzel.
Golden Tuliup has also signed a new Tulip Inn Suites property in Ras Al Khaimah, which is due to open within the next six months.
In Saudi Arabia, the group has signed a 355-key hotel and serviced apartments facility, which is due to finish construction in three years’ time. A second Royal Tulip property was also signed in Jeddah. The 260-key property is currently under construction and will open in two years, said Moukarzel. Additionally, the group has signed a third property – a 350-key Golden Tulip Hotel – in Makkah.
The group will also open its fifth hotel in Tunisia – the Golden Tulip Utique Aryana – in the capital city of Tunis, as part of a complex, which will include a mall development.
“Moreover, we are moving forward in Algeria and in Lebanon. We are in final stage of negotiation in Erbil, Kurdistan, for one Royal Tulip and one Golden Tulip as well.
Earlier this month, Moukarzel told Hotelier the group planned to open 24 new hotels over the next two years.