Five star boutique hotel opens in Sharjah

Amy Horsfield By Amy Horsfield
14 December 2018 | Updated 14 December 2018

UEA: A new residence for luxury travellers has opened in Sharjah, UAE.

Al Bait Sharjah, a new boutique five-start luxury resort in Sharjah, UAE was inaugurated on December 13, 2018 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Munhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah. The new hotel becomes the first 5-star luxury hospitality brand in the UAE built on and inspired by Emirati heritage and culture.

The hotel is the latest on GHM Singapore's international list of hospitality properties, and features a collection of four heritage houses once owned by local families closely intertwined with Sharjah's history. 

The boutique property is home to 53 luxury rooms and suites, and a range of facilities and amenities including, an array of dining offerings inspired by Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cuisines, a luxury hammam, a helipad, a fleet of 2019 Mercedes and a 1967 Mercedes Pullman limousine.

The hotel is also connected to various facilities and hotspots in the Heart of Sharjah project, such as Souq Al Arsah, Souq Al Shanasyiah and Souq Al Masqoof, through which guests and tourists can have easy access to further experiences in and around the Heart of Sharjah project.

His Excellency Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, executive chairman, Shurooq, said: "Shurooq is committed to enhancing Sharjah's appeal as an investment, tourism, and business destination, guided by our traditions and inspired by innovation. With Al Bait Hotel, we have brought Shurooq's boutique hotel concept to life, where guests who seek the perfect balance of luxury and authenticity will be able to immerse themselves in true Emirati surroundings, and experience second-to-none Arabic hospitality. The colourful heritage of Sharjah is beautifully preserved in this uber-luxurious address in the emirate. Our focus and objective behind the launch of this new luxury property to take guests on a journey during a time before oil was discovered in Sharjah, and to invest in preserving a history of authenticity and rich heritage; being delivered directly to tourists." 

Patrick Moukarzel, general manager of Al Bait Sharjah, added: "This is an exciting time for Sharjah and the global tourism industry, as we celebrate the debut of a luxury property that is set to redefine authentic tourism in the UAE and the Gulf Region. Al Bait Hotel is set to be the beating pulse of the Heart of Sharjah project, and we are excited to have our expertise and our quality of services integrated with the luxury and cultural genuineness of Al Bait Hotel, delivering a hospitality service and experience like no other. Our aim is to ensure that every corner and every delicacy of Al Bait Hotel reflects on the rich Emirati heritage and on our quality offerings and services to our guests."

Heart of Sharjah seeks to revitalise the heritage district and introduce visitors to its past, transforming restaurants, cafes, art galleries and local bazaars where tourists can experience the UAE's cultural and social fabric.

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