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Shaza Hotels Sweep the Board with Five Wins at the World Travel Awards 2019

Shaza Hotels Sweep the Board with Five Wins at the World Travel Awards 2019

Shaza, the unique luxury hotel brand inspired by the cultures of the Silk Route, walked off with no less than five trophies at the World Travel Awards presentation ceremony, held 25th April at Warner Brothers in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The awards were: Saudi Arabia's Leading Hotel Residences 2019 won by the recently opened Shaza Riyadh Hotel Residences; Saudi Arabia's Leading Luxury Hotel 2019 won by Shaza Makkah; Madinah's Leading Luxury Hotel 2019 won by Shaza Al Madina. The Middle East's Leading Retreat 2019 won by Kingfisher Lodge, Sharjah Collection by Mysk, United Arab Emirates; and Oman's Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2019: won by Mysk by Shaza Al Mouj, Oman.

Shaza Hotels Sweep the Board with Five Wins at the World Travel Awards 2019
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Shaza Hotels to Boost its Portfolio of Operating Properties in GCC with 6 New Openings in 2019

Shaza Hotels to Boost its Portfolio of Operating Properties in GCC with 6 New Openings in 2019

Shaza Hotels, a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, is powering ahead with continued portfolio growth and expansion. The group announced today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, plans to open six new properties in 2019. The new openings will double the number of keys for the brand while marking its debut in key destinations such as Riyadh, Sharjah, Dubai and Doha.

Mr. Simon Coombs, President and CEO of Shaza Hotels, stated: “We are the number one luxury operator offering true Arabian hospitality and 2019 represents the company’s strongest opening pace since our launch. We are very excited to expand our presence in the GCC with both Shaza Hotels and Mysk by Shaza brands. This year we have six new properties lined up for opening and the first of these Shaza Hotel Residences, Riyadh began operations in February.”

Giving details of the other openings, Mr. Coombs added: “We recently signed an agreement with the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) to manage three retreats, namely Kingfisher Lodge in Kalba, Al Badayer Oasis in Al Badayer and Al Faya Lodge close to Mleiha. These high-end destinations under the ‘Sharjah Collection’ brand, will be operated and managed by our upscale Mysk by Shaza brand. We have already welcomed our first guests in Kingfisher Lodge last month and are now getting ready to celebrate the grand opening. In addition, we have two other fabulous hotels getting ready for opening in the third and fourth quarter of the year, namely Shaza Doha and Mysk The Palm in Dubai.”

The upcoming properties will diversify the brand’s offering with a unique mix of hotels, resorts and retreats, some of which will allow tourists to discover the hidden gems of the Arabian Peninsula such as the ‘Sharjah Collection’. Mr. Coombs stressed: “The latest additions to our portfolio are testament to our compelling value proposition to our partners delivering long-term growth as well as our commitment to provide our guests with a diverse mix of accommodation options in some of the region’s most extraordinary locations.”

Elaborating on the group’s expansion strategy, Mr. Coombs stated: “The various tourism initiatives by the authorities in the region are fuelling continued growth for our industry. Given the massive opportunity, Shaza Hotels has outlined an ambitious expansion strategy that is aimed at accelerating our growth in the region and beyond. Our goal is to have 70% of the portfolio in the GCC with focus on Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Jeddah, Riyadh, Al Khobar, Makkah and Madinah as well as secondary cities in KSA driving superior returns to our stakeholders and associates. The remaining 30% will be outside the region with a focus on high-growth markets such as Turkey, Egypt, Indonesia and Malaysia where we have some interesting projects under consideration.”

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Visitors to the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai (28 April – 1 May 2019) can find Shaza Hotels on stand HC1050 located in Sheikh Saeed Arena in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Shaza Hotels to Boost its Portfolio of Operating Properties in GCC with 6 New Openings in 2019
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 Shaza Hotels Expands in KSA with the Opening of ‘Shaza Hotel Residences, Riyadh’

Shaza Hotels Expands in KSA with the Opening of ‘Shaza Hotel Residences, Riyadh’

Shaza Hotels, a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, has announced the opening of Shaza Hotel Residences, Riyadh. The property is the first for the brand in Riyadh and its third in KSA. It is also the first extended stay property to open for Shaza Hotels.

 Shaza Hotels Expands in KSA with the Opening of ‘Shaza Hotel Residences, Riyadh’
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 ‘Mysk by Shaza’ Win the Pitch Among Top New Brands at the Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference

‘Mysk by Shaza’ Win the Pitch Among Top New Brands at the Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference

Chris Nader, Vice President – Development, Shaza Hotels, made a special presentation to a large audience of hotel owners and investors about ‘Mysk by Shaza’ at the Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference (SHIC) in Riyadh. Mysk was voted the winner of The Three Minute Pitch out of the 16 leading brands that participated in the session open for owners and investors only.

 ‘Mysk by Shaza’ Win the Pitch Among Top New Brands at the Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference
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Shurooq Partners with Shaza Hotels For Management of Sharjah Collection Retreats in Sharjah

Shurooq Partners with Shaza Hotels For Management of Sharjah Collection Retreats in Sharjah

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has appointed Shaza Hotels to manage three luxurious retreats, which are Kingfisher Lodge in Kalba, Al Badayer Oasis in Al Badayer and Al Faya Lodge in Mleiha.

Shurooq Partners with Shaza Hotels For Management of Sharjah Collection Retreats in Sharjah
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Shaza Hotels Signs First Mysk in KSA

Shaza Hotels Signs First Mysk in KSA

Shaza Hotels, a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, has signed a management agreement with Sheikh Sultan Al Harthi to operate Mysk Jeddah – the Mysk brand’s first property in KSA. Superbly located on Heraa street, close to the Jeddah Corniche, the four-star hotel is expected to open in 2021. Included in its facilities are a restaurant, a café, meeting rooms, a kids’ club, fitness centre and rooftop pool.

Shaza Hotels Signs First Mysk in KSA
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Third Batch of Shaza Kifah Graduates Complete First Phase of Training at Shaza Al Madina

Third Batch of Shaza Kifah Graduates Complete First Phase of Training at Shaza Al Madina

Saudi Arabia: Shaza Al Madina, member of Global Hotel Alliance and winner of Saudi Arabia’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2018 Award, has announced the successful completion of the first phase of training for the third batch of Shaza Kifah graduates. During the period the candidates underwent an intensive 3-months training in multiple departments based on their interest, experience, knowledge, education and management skills.

This marks the beginning of the second phase of the training that will extend over 9 months and will help the participants gain valuable experience in a specific area identified to optimise their potential and learning in the hospitality industry. The candidates have now been placed in various roles ranging from front office to concierge, food and beverage, finance, purchasing and sales departments under the supervision of specialised and experienced associates.

To recognise and celebrate the accomplishments of the group during the first phase of training, Shaza Al Madina that is part of the DISCOVERY loyalty programme, organised a special ceremony attended by the top executives of the hotel. Speaking on the occasion Amjad Irshaidat, Country General Manager for Shaza Hotels in KSA, stated, “The Shaza Kifah Programme provides local Saudi talents unique opportunities to leverage their skills in the hospitality sector. We are very excited to see their drive and ambition and are very proud of their achievements. The various modules are designed to provide outstanding on-the-job training for young talents to support their professional goals.”

Third Batch of Shaza Kifah Graduates Complete First Phase of Training at Shaza Al Madina
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MYSK THE PALM

MYSK THE PALM

Shaza Hotels recently announced the signing of its third Mysk project in the Middle East, Mysk by Shaza, which will find its home in the city’s famous and prestigious Palm Jumeirah. The announcement follows the signing of Mysk Kuwait and the official opening of Mysk Al Mouj in Muscat. This hotel marks a new milestone for Shaza with the entry of the Group into the ever-growing Dubai market that has one of the best performing hospitality sectors in the world. The hotel aims to add a new flavour to the Dubai hotel scene, bringing an intimate and personalised experience for both the corporate market and the leisure market wishing to reside on the landmark Palm Jumeirah.

Commenting on the project, Mr. Simon Coombs, the President and CEO of Shaza Hotels said, “Since the recent launch of Mysk by Shaza, we have been actively looking at signing a project here since the need for upscale hotels in Dubai was one of the reasons that encouraged us to create the Mysk brand. I am very happy that the first Mysk in Dubai will be located in such a prestigious location, and I am grateful for Aqua Properties for having entrusted us with their asset.”

Leading Dubai based realtors, Aqua Properties, are the owners of the hotel. Established in 2005, Aqua Properties strives to provide service of the highest quality to their clients and have built more than a decade of trust with both local and international entities thus leading to their stellar reputation and success.

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MYSK KUWAIT

MYSK KUWAIT

Shaza Hotels, the brand that captures the spirit of generosity, luxury, and refinement of the Middle East, has announced the signing of its first Mysk Hotel in Kuwait. The new property, situated opposite the Messilah beach district on the south coast of Kuwait City, and which is already under construction, will welcome guests at the beginning of 2020, inviting them to experience a new fragrance to upscale hotels.

The hotel stays true to the Mysk promise by designing a trendy destination combining urbanity with traditional Arabian hospitality. The Mysk brand puts people at its heart and soul to curate spaces where food, fashion and innovation come together.

“Al-Yousifi group is thrilled to be an active player shaping the new face of the Kuwait hospitality market. It’s a promising and very dynamic sector at the moment, with several new developments in the works. We are very confident that Mysk Hotel in Kuwait will set itself apart from the crowd by emphasising bold design, innovative marketing, social influence and world-class hospitality,” said Dr. Adel Al-Yousifi, the owner of the hotel.

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SHAZA MAKKAH

SHAZA MAKKAH

Shaza Hotels signs with Al-Rajhi Investments to operate two hotels in Makkah and Riyadh. The 251-key Shaza Hotel in Makkah is due to open within the next few months, whilst the 205-key hotel in the capital of the Kingdom, currently under development, is due to open in 2018.

Commenting on the signing, Simon Coombs, President and CEO of Shaza Hotels, said: ”Following the opening of Shaza Al Madina and the signing of Shaza Jeddah, we have been actively searching for the right opportunities to increase our portfolio of hotels in the Kingdom. We are very proud and honoured to have been selected by Al-Rajhi Investments as the operator for these luxury properties in Makkah and Riyadh. Our companies share common values and objectives. In close coordination with Al Rajhi Investments, Shaza Hotels are crafting hotels that we hope will be admired for their design, services and people.”

Shaza Makkah is located in Jabal Ka’aba with extensive views of Al-Masjid Al-Haram. The guests will be embraced by a sanctuary of calm in the contemplative atmosphere of the hotel rooms, restaurant and the signature lounge.

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SHAZA RIYADH

SHAZA RIYADH

Shaza Hotels signs with Al-Rajhi Investments to operate two hotels in Makkah and Riyadh. The 251-key Shaza Hotel in Makkah is due to open within the next 12 months, whilst the 205-key hotel in the capital of the Kingdom, currently under development, is due to open in 2017.

Commenting on the signing, Simon Coombs, President and CEO of Shaza Hotels, said: ”Following the opening of Shaza Al Madina and the signing of Shaza Jeddah, we have been actively searching for the right opportunities to increase our portfolio of hotels in the Kingdom. We are very proud and honoured to have been selected by Al-Rajhi Investments as the operator for these luxury properties in Makkah and Riyadh. Our companies share common values and objectives. In close coordination with Al Rajhi Investments, Shaza Hotels are crafting hotels that we hope will be admired for their design, services and people.”

Shaza Makkah is located in Jabal Ka’aba with extensive views of Al-Masjid Al-Haram. The guests will be embraced by a sanctuary of calm in the contemplative atmosphere of the hotel rooms, restaurant and the signature lounge.

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MYSK BY SHAZA, AL MOUJ, MUSCAT

MYSK BY SHAZA, AL MOUJ, MUSCAT

Shaza Hotels is proud to announce the signing of a second management agreement with Taameer Investments on Wednesday 7th May 2014.

Located on the prestigious Marina-front of the iconic Omani development, the hotel will offer a unique experience in the Sultanate for guests looking for a contemporary and trendy setting, which at the same time is respectful of the Omani culture.

The Marina side of The Wave Muscat will become a major leisure attraction for the local community as well as for tourists visiting the capital. Key demand generators such as the adjacent shopping district and the water-front board walk, with its various dining options, will allow the hotel to attract a very diverse market, creating an important anchor and accessible focal point for the neighbourhood.

Simon Coombs, President and CEO of Shaza Hotels, expressed his gratitude to Taameer Investment for entrusting Shaza with yet another project: "This is our second hotel with Taameer Investment. We have first signed a beautiful resort in Salalah which we expect to open in 24 months, and are now keen to manage our partner's innovative 190 rooms hotel which will definitely signify a new stage platform in the Sultanate's hospitality offer."

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SHAZA JEDDAH

SHAZA JEDDAH

Shaza Hotels is proud to announce the signing of a management agreement with the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, of a landmark five star hotel on the Chamber's premises. The ceremony took place on the Sunday 22nd September 2013 in Jeddah and was attended by His Excellence Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Mr. Simon Coombs, President & CEO of Shaza Hotels.

“Shaza is honoured to collaborate with the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry as the hotel operator of the much sought after project. The iconic hotel and connected business tower will be considered as a significant development emphasizing the growing business importance of Jeddah, and we are delighted and honoured to be selected as the operator of choice.” said Simon Coombs, President and CEO of Shaza Hotels, at the signing ceremony.

Adding to the skyline of Jeddah, the hotel will have cutting edge architecture by Mohamed Harasani Architects and contemporary interior designs reflecting the Middle Eastern Cultures. The triple story lobby, the signature Shaza Hammam and Spa, three new concepts in dining, a large ballroom, along with 140 spacious rooms and suites, will offer the handcrafted guest experiences that Shaza prides itself on.

Due to open in early 2018, Shaza Jeddah will also cater for the Chamber’s large business meetings and events. Together with two dedicated executive Silk floors and an executive lounge, Shaza Jeddah will position itself as a hub for business.

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SHAZA AMMAN

SHAZA AMMAN

Shaza Amman will be part of an exciting mixed-use complex, featuring a luxurious shopping mall and an office tower. Offering exceptional panoramic views from the heart of the city, the hotel will be the closest downtown five-star hotel to the newly opened Queen Alia International Airport.

The 203 stylish rooms and suites hotel, designed by Creative Urban Designs and London-based Fox Linton, is expected to open in the second quarter of 2016.

The hotel will offer visitors and locals of Amman a truly unique dining experience. Shaza Amman will boast of the country’s first suspended restaurant, showcasing the regions culture and stunning panorama of the city. Together with two specialty restaurants and an all day dinning, Shaza Amman will offer innovative and pioneering restaurant concepts– establishing itself as “the” trendy dining in Amman. The spacious ballroom with high ceilings and stunning views of the city, provides the perfect settings for weddings and gala dinners for up to 700 guests.

Shaza Amman will offer the largest Hammam and Spa in the city, complemented with treatments inspired by the regions’ history of wellness and rejuvenation. Guests will also be able to enjoy a luxurious infinity pool, which sits proudly atop this landmark property, creating a haven of relaxation in the heart of the city.

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SHAZA SALALAH

SHAZA SALALAH

Shaza Salalah will be the most luxurious resort in town, a 10 minute drive from the airport. It offers 80 exclusive villas with their individual plunge pools, 130 rooms and suites, most of which with private plunge pools, and 80 serviced apartments. The resort will also offer 4 dining destinations, a 1500 sqm Hammam & Spa, a 300 sqm Kids’ Club, and 5 private swimming pools for daily rental. The project also holds a separate banqueting hall which can host events for up to 1,000 guests, and a shopping arcade where local handcrafts are displayed.

This is Shaza Hotels’ first resort project. The resort is located in the Perfume capital of the Sultanate of Oman, the Middle East’s most talked about growing destination. Salalah is considered to be the region’s best kept secret, described as an oasis of crystal clear water, and a paradise for lovers of diving. Despite being on the border of one of the region’s harshest deserts, Salalah is famous for its green mountains during the Khareef (monsoon) season, thus offering a unique destination for travelers in the region.

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SHAZA DOHA

SHAZA DOHA

The hotel will comprise of 180 rooms and suites, with an all day dining, two specialty restaurants, a loby lounge, a Shaza Hammam & Spa, and a business club with several meeting rooms. The building is envisioned to become a new landmark in Doha’s skyline, with the architecture reflecting the Qatari heritage in a contemporary style. This project is expected to open in 2016.

This exciting project is located in Doha, Qatar, which will be the home of the FIFA World Club in 2022. The hotel is in the heart of the cultural district of the capital, within walking distance of major tourist attractions, including the iconic Museum of Islamic Art by the famous architect I.M. Pei, the Qatar National Museum by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel and the Souq Waqif. The district is currently undergoing significant infrastructural and commercial development as part of a clear vision to revive the historical downtown, including the development of the Msheireb project, that will include Mandarin Oriental (2014), M Gallery (2015) and Park Hyatt (2016). The new property is situated in the financial district and only 10 minutes drive from Doha International Airport.

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MYSK AL MOUJ GRAND OPENING

MYSK AL MOUJ GRAND OPENING

Shaza Hotels recently announced the opening of their flagship hotel, Mysk by Shaza in Al Mouj Muscat, under the auspices of His Highness Shihab Bin Tariq Al Said, Advisor to His Majesty the Sultan and Chairman of the Research Council. The event was organized by the Golden Group Holding, one of the leading groups in the field of hotel investments and the owners of the hotel.

The Grand Opening celebrations commenced with a local band performing Omani folklore while VVIP guests graced the red carpet in the presence of the President, top Management of Shaza Hotels and Mysk by Shaza. At the arrival of His Highness, the ribbon cutting ceremony was held after which Simon Coombs, President of Shaza Hotels, and Sheikh Salim Bin Ahmed Al Ghazali, Chairman of Golden Group Holding addressed the crowds. The grand opening was attended by several senior officials, heads of diplomatic missions in the Sultanate and Omani businessmen.

MYSK AL MOUJ GRAND OPENING
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