General Hotel Management has partnered with the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) to develop the Al Bait Sharjah resort in the UAE.
The resort is slated to open on Sept. 1, 2018 as the GHM's second resort in the Middle East. The resort is part of the Heart of Sharjah restoration project. GHM and Shurooq are converting the restored site, which originally had homes of notable Emirati families, into the 53-room resort.
“GHM has taken the lead in pioneering luxury hospitality in the Emirate, while connecting the modern traveler to Sharjah’s rich storied past. We eagerly look forward to welcoming guests to Al Bait for an experience comparable to no other,” Patrick Moukarzel, the resort’s GM, said in a statement.
The opening of the Al Bait Sharjah will expand GHM's presence in the Middle East, following the Chedi Muscat in Oman. Sharjah is also slated to get GHM's The Chedi Khorfakkan hotel.
The GHM portfolio has two additional hotels in Asia-Pacific and Europe: The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia and The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland. The hotel group's pipeline also has an additional eight properties under development, including The Chedi Luštica Bay, Montenegro opening on July 14, 2018, The Chedi Mumbai, India opening in 2018, The Chedi Ninghai, Zhejiang, The Chedi Huangbai Mountain, Henan and The Chedi Xinchang all opening in China along with The Chedi, The Chedi Club and The Chedi Residences Zhudong, Hsinchu all opening in Taiwan.
Through its joint venture partnership with co-founder and chairman of Beijing Tourism Group Duan Qiang, the founder of Amanresorts Adrian Zecha and the founder of Great Ocean Group Duan Wei Hong, GHM has five hotels across China operating under the Ahn Luh brand. The group's Tin Hotels International Group JV brand with Van de Bunt Partners is also slated to open in China. China's Tibet Da'ji Hotel will manage the Tin Lhasa hotel, which is scheduled to open in 2020.