Contracts for Ras Al Khaimah's Rove Manar Mall hotel to be awarded soon
Mobilisation work on Rove hotel is likely to begin soon, according to the senior VP of commercial Al Hamra
UAE real estate company Al Hamra plans to award contracts and begin mobilisation works on its Rove hotel near Manar Mall in Ras Al Khaimah within 2019, according to senior vice president of commercial at Al Hamra, Barry Ebrahimy
Ebrahimy told sister title Construction Week that the designs for the hotel were complete, with the firm’s projects team “at work to start awarding contracts”.
“I anticipate the contracts to be awarded and mobilisation to take place in a few months," Ebrahimy said.
“The Rove hotel we are going to build is our latest addition [to the market] and will be attached to Manar Mall," he added.
Al Hamra is doubling the size of Manar Mall – already the biggest shopping centre in Ras Al Khaimah – by increasing the outlet's gross leasable area from 27,000m² to 55,000m².
Dubai’s VX Studio said in Q3 2018 that it had won a contract of undisclosed value to work on the Manar Mall extension project.
Al Hamra's hotels business and occupancies increased by nearly 10% over 2017 figures in 2018.
“We own and operate nearly 20% of all hotel rooms in Ras Al Khaimah,” Ebrahimy added, noting that Al Hamra Group – one of Ras Al Khaimah’s most prominent developers – was a “big investor” in the emirate’s hospitality industry.
“[We are absolutely] looking at other hotel opportunities. There is a need for serviced residences in the market – buyers are asking for this and the market is really missing that segment in the emirate.”
The 250-room Emaar property will feature The Daily, an all-day restaurant. The hotel will also offer convenient meeting facilities with the Rove Pit Stop serving as an ideal venue for informal chats and socialising. Guests also have the convenience of late check-out at 2 pm.