Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The first Pullman Resort in the UAE opens doors in Ras Al Khaimah

Pullman, part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality Group, is pleased to unveil its latest venture in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), with the rebranding of Marjan Island Resort & Spa to the premium Pullman Resort Al Marjan Island. This milestone occasion signifies the debut of the first Pullman Resort in the United Arab Emirates and marks a strategic partnership that further reinforces Accor’s commitment to the growth and development of RAK tourism and its hospitality sector.

Pullman Resort Al Marjan Island opened its doors on February 5, after a thoughtful refurbishment of its 300 rooms and suites that further aligns the guest experience with the Pullman brand.

Additional upgrades are expected to continue throughout the year, with refreshed dining concepts set to launch in Q4 and a room renovation programme to follow in early 2025. Currently, the family-friendly resort houses five dining outlets offering a variety of cuisines, including traditional Arabic, flavorful Asian, authentic Lebanese, and Italian, among others.  

Upholding Pullman’s legacy as a modern brand for the new generation, the resort will emerge as a beacon of hospitality excellence in Ras Al Khaimah. With captivating, licensed Food & Beverage concepts that promise to revolutionise the dining scene, alongside state-of-the-art swimming pool and wellness amenities, and a variety of retail outlets, the property is set to establish itself as a stand-out stay option where style meets success. With seamless experiences that guests appreciate, as well as the flexible and professional service the brand is renowned for, the resort will cater to the cosmopolitan tastes of globetrotters, inviting weekenders, expatriates, and families from around the world.

Commenting on the strategic venture, Paul Stevens, Chief Operating Officer for the Premium, Midscale & Economy Division, Middle East, Africa & Türkiye at Accor, said: “Our partnership with RAK Hospitality underscores Accor’s pivotal role in fostering the expansion and advancement of RAK’s tourism landscape and hospitality sector and our dedication to introducing exciting brands to the Emirate. Pullman Resort Al Marjan Island will bring vibrant dining concepts, unparalleled wellness facilities, and unique leisure experiences, elevating RAK’s appeal to domestic and international travellers from diverse backgrounds. We are confident that this partnership will meet the dynamic and evolving preferences of guests traveling to Ras Al Khaimah.”

Donald Bremner, Chief Operating Officer of RAK Hospitality Holding, commented: “Our decision to embrace Pullman Resort Al Marjan Island reflects our commitment to driving Ras Al Khaimah into a new era. This step acknowledges the emerging opportunities as this Emirate establishes itself as a globally recognised recreational destination. The property we have acquired has been designed to create the ideal conditions for us to take full advantage of these opportunities. Our partnership with Accor allows us to aim higher, giving us the confidence to redesign the architectural landscape of this location and create a captivating haven that attracts travellers from all over the world.”

Laurent Noury, General Manager of Pullman Resort Al Marjan Island, added: “The rebranding of Pullman Resort Al Marjan Island marks the beginning of a new chapter for hospitality in the Northern Emirates. With elevated amenities, family-friendly activities, world-class dining, and a pioneering approach to curating stay experiences, the refurbished property is redefining upscale travel in the increasingly popular Ras Al Khaimah area. Additional upgrades are still to come, signalling our ongoing commitment to improvement and the delivery of unrivalled Arabian hospitality and elevated resort living.”

Nestled amid the tranquil blue waters of Al Marjan Island, the resort is set against the picturesque backdrop of the Arabian Peninsula and is easily accessible for travellers, located only a 45-min drive from Dubai International Airport, 40-min drive from Sharjah International Airport, and a 30-min drive from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. Keeping in line with Accor’s ongoing commitments to sustainability and green tourism, the resort also features a Silver Earth Check Certification.

Guests who are part of Accor’s loyalty programme, ALL – Accor Live Limitless can take advantage of a limited time opening offer, saving 10% off on the best available rate and can benefit from x4 bonus reward points. Valid for one time throughout the stay per room, guests can claim AED 100 credit to be spent on Food and Beverage or at the spa and will also receive 20% off on water sports, alongside early check-in from 1 pm and late check-out until 2 pm, upon availability. The offer runs through 15th April 2024 with a flexible cancellation policy and exclusions throughout Easter and Eid Al Fitr.

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