Hilton’s luxury Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand is expanding its presence in the UAE. It has inked a deal with MR Properties to open the Conrad Marjan Island Resort, marking the brand's debut in Ras Al Khaimah. Expected to open in 2022, the hotel will be located on Treasure Island, one of five man-made islands that make up the cluster of Marjan Islands west of Ras Al Khaimah.
“We are excited to grow our presence in the United Arab Emirates and to welcome Conrad Marjan Island Resort to Conrad’s growing portfolio,” said Martin Rinck, EVP and global head, luxury and lifestyle group, Hilton. “The unique, contemporary design of this property will offer a familiar retreat to Conrad guests, while its locale will invite travelers to experience local art, culture and innovation.”
The 120-room resort will include beach and overwater villas, two restaurants, a pool bar, a beach bar, a fitness center, salon, spa, outdoor pool, tennis courts and a Kids Club.
“We are delighted to see Hilton further developing its presence in the emirate with this internationally branded property,” said Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority. “Hilton has long been a pioneer of the hotel industry in Ras Al Khaimah and it is a great addition to Ras Al Khaimah to see Hilton bringing its luxury Conrad brand to Marjan Island."
To connect travelers to the emirate, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is receiving direct flights from a growing number of countries, including Poland, Russia, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic. Ras Al Khaimah also is accessible from Dubai International Airport, which served more than 88 million passengers last year, making it the busiest airport in the world in 2017.
Conrad Marjan Island Resort will join Conrad’s nearly 35 properties across more than 21 countries.