Emaar Properties and Meraas joint venture company Rove Hotels has signed a management agreement with Al Hamra to operate the Rove Manar Mall in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
Construction on the 250-room hotel is slated to begin this year with a planned opening for 2020. The property will join Rove Hotels' portfolio of five Dubai hotels: the Rove Downtown, the Rove City Centre, the Rove Healthcare City, the Rove Trade Centre and the Rove Dubai Marina. The company also has a pipeline of several hotels planned for Dubai, other emirates and Saudi Arabia.
This will also be Rove Hotels' second property in Ras Al Khaimah, following the Rove Al Marjan Island. The company signed the 450-room hotel earlier this month. The property will be part of the four-island Al Marjan Island mega-development. The new development will have beaches, a waterfront area, 6,500 residential units, 8,000 guestrooms 400-room wellness retreats and 600 vacation villas.
Rove Hotels' most recent opening in Dubai was the Rove Dubai Marina on April 7. This followed the signing of the Rove Mina Seyahi and Rove Residences Mina Seyahi in the center of Dubai Marina with Mada'in Properties just a few days before on April 4. The 50-story tower, developed by Mada'in Properties, will have 270 guestrooms and 443 serviced apartments once it is complete in 2021.
The next Rove to open in Dubai will be the 458-room Rove at the Park next to the Dubai Parks and Resorts development. The opening of Rove’s first hotel outside of the UAE—the Rove King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia—will follow in 2019. Construction is scheduled to begin in Q2 2018 on the 240-room hotel in the Bay La Sun waterfront district of King Abdullah Economic City.