Breaking ground on budget hotel construction
AIR ARABIA announced the construction of a 300 room budget hotel at Sharjah Airport. The company also announced that it has appointed Gustav Pegel & Sohn as general contractor for the hotel, which is due for completion in January 2010.
This project follows a management agreement signed last year between Air Arabia and Rotana Hotels, to manage this property under their Centro by Rotana brand, offering affordable, superior accommodation and hospitality. The property, which will include both standard rooms and suites, will offer comfort and convenience for travellers passing through one of the region’s fastest growing airports as well as for visitors to the emirate.
“We are very pleased to commence the construction of the Air Arabia Centro Hotel. This is an important initiative and part of Air Arabia’s strategy to grow ancillary revenues,” said Adel Ali, board member and chief executive officer of Air Arabia. “We are also happy to appoint Gustav Pegel & Sohn for this significant project. Pegel have an outstanding track record in the Middle East region, and with their expertise, I am confident we will create a hotel with high quality standards in construction and amenities.”
Pegel, which is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, has been operating for over 135 years.
Unique features of the Air Arabia Centro Hotel will include a full casual-style dining area, in-room wireless Internet connectivity and entertainment, and a range of personal amenities. This is combined with such comforts as gymnasiums and swimming pools, together with on-site business facilities such as private meeting rooms and business centres.