City Seasons marks a decade

The royal suite bedroom at the recently opened Royal Rose Abu Dhabi

October 2015 marks the tenth anniversary of City Seasons Hotels in the UAE and Oman. The company was founded in 2005 by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Ham, vice-president City Seasons Hotels, and counts six properties – in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and Muscat – to its credit.

Committed to cater to business as well as leisure travellers with affordable luxury and contemporary comfort, the group of hotels growth over the past years has been a steady one.

Starting with City Seasons Suites in Dubai, a Deluxe Hotel apartment located opposite Deira City Centre, the venture turned into a fully owned and managed chain of hotels with another four four-star properties in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Muscat and another in Dubai.

With properties strategically located in city hubs in proximity to business districts as well as leisure centres, City Seasons has successfully attracted a fan following of families with young children who come back for the friendly service, the secure surrounding as much as for the comfort and spaciousness of the rooms and suites.

'This milestone is very important for us as owners and hotel developers,' says Bin Ham.

'We have started with a very clear vision of offering comfort and luxury, while keeping our rate structure at an affordable place; over the years our strategy has proven successful and the chain has steadily grown into the five-star scale. This success would not have been complete without the tireless effort of our management and staff; with them embracing the vision of the owners and building the City Seasons reputation on it.

'Indeed this success reflects 10 years of great hospitality and will be followed by many years to come.'

The latest property to open was Royal Rose Abu Dhabi, the first five-star hotel of the group that has much to offer.

Branded as the Versailles of Abu Dhabi, Royal Rose is a luxurious hotel that combines the splendour of 17th century French palaces with warm Arabian hospitality.

It offers upscale accommodation with latest technology; proudly located in one of the busiest areas in the capital, Royal Rose has a grand atmosphere of its own.

The success of Royal Rose entering a very competitive market and attracting travellers from Europe and the Far East, has prompted the owners to repeat the experience with a similar property planned in Muscat.

In Dubai a third City Seasons is scheduled to open its doors in the coming months. Located on Burjuman Mall side, it offers central location paired with modern comfort and excellent services.

Closer to home, City Seasons Hotels is branching into the budget category with another three properties planned for Dubai by 2020.