Dubai-based Jumeirah Group has signed a management agreement to operate a luxury resort in Mauritius. The hotel is currently under development and expected to open in 2018.
The hotel will be set on 172 acres of land and located approximately 30 miles from Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. The property will include all-day dining and specialty restaurants, lounge and poolside bars, meeting and events space, spa facilities, a swimming pool, health club, children's facilities and a teen club.
Gerald Lawless, President and CEO of Jumeirah Group, said: "We are delighted to be expanding our portfolio of hotels and resorts to embrace the beautiful island of Mauritius. Our track record in delivering the very best in luxury hospitality, combined with the success of our two other tropical island resorts - Jumeirah Vittaveli and Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the Maldives - fills us with confidence that our guests will warmly welcome the addition of a property in Mauritius."
The hotel operator plans to expand projects in 11 countries, worth Dh8 billion, which includes the addition of 4,300 hotel rooms over the next three years.
Meanwhile, Jumeirah expects to make an announcement for at least one hotel signing in Saudi Arabia by the end of September, Lawless previously told Gulf News. The company is looking to be present in Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar, reports Gulf News.
Jumeirah is in talks to sign hotel management agreements in Qatar and Bahrain.
It is also looking at opportunities in Iran, and within the UAE, in Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi.
Jumeirah Group currently operates 22 luxury hotels and serviced apartments, including eleven in the Gulf region, eight in Europe and three in Asia. A further 17 hotels are now under development.