ATM to see launch of Habtoor Hotels


Dubai-based Habtoor Hospitality, a leading hotel ownership and management company with an extensive property portfolio in the UAE and Lebanon, will update its expansion plans its Middle East hotels at ATM 2005.

The owner and operator of Dubai’s Metropolitan hotels, a Jumeirah Beach resort and other properties in Beirut and the UK, Habtoor Hospitality will also launch its new corporate identity and reveal its newly designed corporate web site at the show.
“This year will see the opening of two premier properties, one deluxe 442-room in Dubai and another five-star city centre hotel in the heart of Beirut,” said David Danby, group director of marketing, Habtoor Hospitality. “A third property on Jumeirah Palm will be added by 2007.” Plans include a multi-million dirham investment for the construction of two new towers next to the existing Metropolitan Resort & Beach Club, which will be rebranded to Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa upon completion this summer. The two towers will add a further 342 rooms to the company’s Dubai room capacity.
“With a choice of 14 restaurant and bar outlets, three pools and a state-of-the-art 950 square metre banqueting hall, the expanding resort will be a towering mark in the ever changing Jumeirah beach skyline,” said Danby. “We are adding capacity into our Dubai property portfolio as we foresee major growth opportunities for the emirate’s incoming leisure market from Europe. Habtoor Hospitality is one of more than 35 major local, regional and international hotel chains and hotel management groups which will participate at ATM 2005.