The Tamani Hotel Marina, UAE's first hotel to offer Arabic hospitality and Islamic values, has opened in Dubai.
The hotel’s executives are currently introducing the Tamani brand to travel agency networks in the GCC markets. After promoting the hotel and resort as an Islamic hotel operator particularly designed to suit the GCC markets in Saudi Arabia on June 8, the Tamani Hotel brand was launched in Bahrain on June 9.
“We serve Arabic coffee and dates to all our guests before they even check-in,” said Roddy Gordon, vice president, sales and marketing, Tamani Hotels and Resorts. “We would like the visitors especially from outside Gulf to truly experience the rich hospitality of Arabia when they enter the hotel,” he added.
The 50 storey, all suites five star hotel in Dubai Marina features 209 rooms, two, three and four bedroom units. Each suite comes with a separate living and kitchen area and on call chef and butler services available for in suite dining. The interior design was carried out by the hotel's design unit, Tamani Arts and Design Team.
“The hotel’s design is inspired from the Middle Eastern and Arabic culture and each room is decorated with impressive Arabic art masterpieces designed by local and international artists in the region and the world,” said Walid Al-Awa, director of sales and marketing.
A floor specially dedicated to ladies is designed with amenities for ladies and serviced by female hotel staff.
Leisure amenities include a health and fitness club and two swimming pools, indoor and outdoor.
“We have a number of projects lined up, around Dh2.1 billion ($544 million) worth projects, that includes The Tamani Arts Hotel, Tamani Park Lane Tower, Tamani El Matador and Tamani B2B,” said Gordon. “These projects are still in the design stage and are due for completion by 2010.”
The hotel is located close to the business and recreational centres of Dubai such as Dubai Media City, Internet City, the Marina Promenade and the Dubai Marina Motor Yacht Club.
by Poonam Bhatia