Ras Al Khaimah, 30 Nov, 2021
RAK Properties has announced that the InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa, its five-star luxury resort located at Al Hayat Island, has been accepted into global luxury travel group Virtuoso®’s exclusive portfolio of partners. Virtuoso® is regarded as the most significant player in luxury travel and is a by-invitation-only group which boasts 2,000 preferred suppliers in 100 countries.
Under the luxury portfolio of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa is set to open by the end of this year and will offer a grand living, dining, and recreation experience with spectacular views of the Arabian Sea.
Mohammed Al Tair, Acting CEO of RAK Properties, said: “Virtuoso is incredibly selective, and it is an honor to be chosen as a preferred partner. We are excited to open the InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort and Spa with the reassurance that it truly is an icon of luxury hospitality in the Northern Emirates.
We look forward to welcoming visitors and tourists to this first-class destination and believe that the idyllic island life and holiday experience will surpass their expectations.”
Mohamed Mahmoud, General Manager of the resort, said: “Ras Al Khaimah offers a vast array of attractions, activities and scenery and is already a popular tourist destination all year round. However, the addition of the InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa, the first to offer the unique Club InterContinental Experience in the area, will add immense value to its stellar reputation as tourist destination.”
He added: “The recognition by Virtuoso® not only establishes the Resort but also Ras Al Khaimah as a highly desirable destination and presents a range of wonderful opportunities that will undoubtedly contribute towards a strong opening.”
Inspired by the exquisite landscapes and hospitality of modern Arabia, the InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa is the crown jewel in the RAK Properties portfolio. In line with the vision of the UAE to make the country a global hub for tourism and business and with the island of life as its starting point, it has been created to include a range of residential, commercial and tourism developments extended over an area of 6 million square feet.
More than AED5 billion have been allocated for investment to develop projects on the island, which is expected to form the new community and entertainment center in Ras Al Khaimah. It contains a mixture of recreation and entertainment elements to meet the full requirements of families and individuals. It also includes hotels and resorts, multiple villas and furnished apartments, a shopping mall, a picturesque beach, and many other facilities.