Since the opening of its first hotel Ibis Salmiya in Kuwait in March 2008, hotel owning company Action Hotels has grown steadily, as a result of the pioneering vision of His Excellency Sheikh Mubarak Al Abdulla Al Mubarak Al Sabah.
Committed to investment in the midscale hotel sector, Sheikh Mubarak is now responsible for five operating properties in Salmiya and Sharq in Kuwait; Muscat, Oman; Amman, Jordan; and Melbourne, Australia, and four under construction — in Muscat, Bahrain, Ras Al Khaimah and Brisbane. In RAK, Action Hotels owns the first IHG flag, a Staybridge Suites.
In total, Action Hotels has a 16 properties’ land bank, Sheikh Mubarak told Hotelier earlier this year, but he is looking at adding a property in the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia later this year.
When it comes to choosing operators, Action hotels has strategic partnerships with Accor and IHG and a third operator could be on the cards in the future.