Hotels Renaissance Hotel sees steady growth in region November 2003 273 The Rennaisance Hotel The Renaissance Hotel, Dubai has seen a steady growth in terms of brand awareness in the region (being only the second Renaissance in the Middle East), according to general manager, Francisco Giles. “In terms of occupancy we have seen an increase of seven per cent from 2001 - 2002 and forecast a further increase of five per cent from 2002 to 2003. The future looks quite bright even though the supply continues to increase the city of Dubai, still manages to generate enough demand through conventions and other promotions to attract the business traveler as well as tourists,” he said.The hotel is offering special rates to promote its exclusive club floor where guests stay for three nights and get the fourth night free for Dh375.00 for a single and Dh425 for a double room per night.“As a five-star business hotel, Renaissance Dubai is the preferred hotel of the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions,” said Giles.“We have 13 functions rooms and all the facilities a business traveler expects in any modern hotel today. The hotel has a multi-cuisine outlet, Spice Island, which is to adopt a trendy new look and its very own bar, a soft refurbishment will be undertaken in early 2004, Harry’s Place a pub/bistro with DJ seven nights a week and various theme nights, Garden Cafe our all day dining restaurant and The Aquarium Lounge a place to relax enjoy a coffee and meet your friends. “On the sports side our Hero’s Health Club and pool, witch offers two fully equipped gyms, saunas, steam and massage rooms and lastly, car parking for 500 cars. Now, more than ever Renaissance Dubai Hotel is in an excellent position to face the ever-growing competition.”Over the next six months the hotel management will concentrate on the renovations of the food and beverage outlets on the Lobby Level starting with Spice Island in early 2004.“The hotel caters to the individual business traveler, convention attendees and we also have our fair share of tourists who like to visit the shopping areas and stay in a downtown location,” added Giles. The Renaissance was opened in 1992 as The Royal Abjar Hotel. It was branded as Renaissance five years ago in April 1998 and managed by Marriott Hotels and Resorts International. The Hotel is owned by The Almulla Family.