–The company announces the forthcoming opening of a hotel in the United Arab Emirates, consolidating its commitment to the MENA region: 11 of the Spanish group’s 53 hotels are located in this area
-In 2018, BlueBay Hotels plans to invest 60 million euros in capital investments to improve hotel facilities in several destinations.
BlueBay Hotels, the eighth Spanish hotel company by international presence and the 10th largest hotel group regarding hotel rooms, is taking part in the ATM fair (Arabian Travel Market) for the sixth consecutive year, which this year takes place in Dubai from April 23-25. BlueBay Hotels will share stand HC1125 with the Arab Tourism Organization of the Arab Ligue – ATO), which Jamal Satli Iglesias, the Chairman of BlueBay Hotels, is a senior adviser since 2016. “This fair is vital for us as we have 11 of our hotels in the Middle East and North Africa, and our aim is to continue with our project in Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt”, says Jamal Satli Iglesias.
The Spanish chain held a meeting with the press at the fair with the BlueBay Hotels Chairman, Jamal Satli Iglesias and David García del Poyo, the group’s Chief Commercial Officer in attendance. García del Poyo announced that the Blue Diamond Salam Palace*****GL in Fujairah (United Arab Emirates) will soon open its doors for business. The hotel is situated on the beach and will have 377 supreme luxury rooms and suites, three À la carte BlueBay Gourmet restaurants, along with other facilities including a spa, gym and a pool area.
The Blue Diamond Salam Palace*****GL will be the Spanish hotel chain’s 12th hotel in the MENA region, which is one of the fastest growing areas for BlueBay Hotels. Of the 11 hotels the Spanish chain added to its portfolio in 2017, four are in the MENA. More specifically, two of them are located in Bursa (Turkey); the Blue Diamond Salam Palace*****GL and the BlueBay Celik Palace Bursa*****, and the other two are in Saudi Arabia: BlueBay Makkah Grand Coral**** in Mecca and the BelleVue Al Basmah Coral Resort*** in Jeddah.
In his statement to the press, Jamal Satli Iglesias announced BlueBay Hotels’ new project developed with HUBooking, a B2B platform specialised in the creation of dynamic online packages for both commercial agents and local and external service providers.
The press conference was attended by the president of ATO of the Arab League, the illustrious Sheikh Dr. Bandar bin Fahad Al Fehaid, as well as different tourism ministers and representatives of delegations from Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Bahrain and Kuwait, among others, showing the institutional and ministries support to achieve great success in the development, creation and constitution of the largest platform of the Arab world.
OPENINGS IN 2017 AND INVESTMENT PLANS IN 2018
García del Poyo also announced that the Spanish company has earmarked 60 million euros in capital investments to improve hotel facilities in different destinations during the year, and outlined the growth registered by BlueBay Hotels in other areas around the world.
In 2017, in addition to opening hotels in Turkey (two in Bursa) and Saudi Arabia (one in Mecca and another in Jeddah), the group opened other hotels around the world: Hotel Eden by BlueBay***** in Oruro in Bolivia, where BlueBay Hotels was the first Spanish hotel chain to enter in this market; Six hotels in Mexico City, where the company has significantly strengthened its presence. The six hotels in Mexico are Suite Aristóteles 140 by BlueBay****, Suite Aristóteles 225 by BlueBay****, Suite Hipólito Taine by BlueBay****, Suite Oklahoma by BlueBay****, Suite Royal Colonial 140 by BlueBay**** and Suite Tennyson 140 by BlueBay****.
So far this year (January-April 2018), BlueBay Hotels has added two new hotels to the group’s portfolio, Hotel Portal del Norte by BlueBay***** in Armenia (Colombia), and the Sky Bel Hotel By BlueBay**** in Majorca, Spain.
The Spanish company currently has 53 hotels located throughout the world.