One to One to take over Concorde Hotel Fujairah
Swiss International Hotels & Resorts ends relationship with owner after just two months
A source has told Hotelier that Concorde Hotel Fujairah is to be reflagged Fujairah Concorde by One to One following the signing of a management contract by the home-grown operator with the hotel’s owning company Hamad Suhail Al Khaily Est.
The hotel, which in December was taken over by Swiss International Hotels & Resorts will be operated by One to One Hotels & Resorts under its Elite brand category from March 1, 2015.
A spokesperson from Swiss International Hotels & Resorts commented: "The owners of the Concorde Hotel Fujairah and Swiss International have mutually agreed to end their short relationship with immediate effect."
Prior to its December takeover, the hotel was managed by Mourouj Hotels and Resorts, which signed a management contract for the hotel in February 1, 2013.
The hotel offers 206 guest rooms, has meeting and events facilities and a pool and gym and is located in the city of Fujairah, 15 minutes from Fujairah Port and at five minutes from Fujairah International Airport.
One to One Hotels & Resorts has recently signed four MOUs to operate hotels one hotel in Jeddah and three in Makkah, with a total room inventory in excess of 1000.
The operator is also in negotiations to manage a Ras Al Khaimah hotel.
Other hotels in the pipeline to open this year are the 90 key One to One Suites Dhour Choueir, Lebanon and One to One Marina Beach Wellness Resort in Tétouan, Morocco with 200 rooms. Next year the operator plans to open Batroun, Lebanon, a wellness resort with 250 keys.
In January 2014, Philippe Harb took the helm of the hospitality arm of UAE-based investment company Al Husam Group, as chief operating officer of One to One Hotels & Resorts Management LLC, having been promoted from his role as corporate director of operations.
He took over the Abu-Dhabi hotel management company, established in 2007, from previous CEO Sami Ayari, and is supported by a small corporate team, which is set to expand in parallel with the company’s properties.