Ras Al Khaimah is set to welcome the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for the first time after an agreement was signed with RAK National Hotels and Al Hamra Real Estate Development.
It will be managing The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach and The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert.
Herve Humler, president and COO of The Ritz-Carlton said: “We have seen an increasing appetite amongst travellers for immersive escapes in emerging destinations and our Ras Al Khaimah properties will offer travellers — both regional and international — the chance to enjoy the unique landscape, indigenous customs in tranquil environments.”
The Al Hamra Beach property will close for renovations while the Al Wadi Desert will remain open and operate as a partner hotel.
The agreement will be effective on December 15 of the current year, both hotels will officially relaunch under the Ritz-Carlton brand name in 2017.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company operates over 90 hotels in more than 30 countries, with 40 more hotels and projects currently under development.