Marjan welcomes AED 450 million new hotel project: the world’s largest Hampton By Hilton hotel in Al Marjan Island

  • Featuring 515 guest rooms, Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island is located on a 750-metre beach offering incredible sea and island views
  • Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island is also the first property the hotel brand to open in Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates: Marjan, the master-developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah, has welcomed the world’s largest Hampton by Hilton to Al Marjan Island, its flagship mega-development and one of the region’s preferred tourism and investment destinations. Marking its debut in Ras Al Khaimah, Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island has opened doors to guests offering spectacular sea and island views across its 515 rooms.

The fourth global hotel brand to open in Al Marjan Island, Hampton by Hilton has a development value of AED 450 million which will further increase the hospitality offering of the island and support Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism development strategy. Named the Gulf Tourism Capital for 2021 by the Gulf Cooperation Council, Ras Al Khaimah is recognised as the world’s first ‘safe’ city, certified by Bureau Veritas, and the first Emirate to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) ‘Safe Travels’ stamp. 

Eng. Abdulla Al Abdooli, CEO of Marjan, said: “With the new Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island opening doors to guests, visitors to Ras Al Khaimah have an added hospitality destination to choose, assuring them world-class service and a relaxed beach lifestyle. This will further add to the appeal of Al Marjan Island to visitors, both from within the UAE and abroad, for staycations and longer holidays. We will continue to build the hotel infrastructure in Al Marjan Island to support the government’s focus on establishing the credentials of Ras Al Khaimah as the region’s leading tourist and investment destination.” 

Eng. Mohamed Hanafy, Owner Representative at MR Properties, the owner of the hotel, said: “We are delighted to open doors to a spectacular new hospitality experience in Al Marjan Island with the new Hampton by Hilton, the world’s largest under the brand. We chose Al Marjan Island for its location given the potential the development has and being inspired by its strong performance in welcoming tourists from across the world. The new hotel serves as a benchmark in hospitality infrastructure development and will add long-term value to the economy of Ras Al Khaimah.”

Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island is located on a pristine 750-metre beach with its inspiring design enabling guests to take in inspiring sea views. With its architecture inspired by the motion of the sea, the hotel has dedicated landscaped outdoor areas and terraces. The property has already won two awards: The Leisure and Hospitality Project Award- Cityscape Awards, Emerging Markets 2018; and International Property Awards Dubai (2018/2019). 

Special features of the hotel include a triple-height lobby entrance and a modern design for façade elevations. The hotel has been built using green building materials underlining its focus on promoting environmental sustainability. The entire hotel project was completed in 7.2 million manhours without lost time incident. 

The hotel has several F&B outlets including an all-dining restaurant Flavors. Other dining options include the Surfs Up beach food truck, the H2O pool bar and The View lobby café. The hotel is also connected to two a la carte concept restaurants – CLAW BBQ and the soon to open Karma Kafé.  It also has an infinity pool, wellness and fitness centre, indoor kids & teens club with four action areas and outdoor safe play areas for children adjacent to the kids pool. 

With four islands, Al Marjan offers a never-before investment destination with 7.8 kilometres of pristine beaches, 23 kilometres of waterfront, 6,500 planned residential units, 8,000 planned hotel rooms and 400-room wellness retreats and 600 holiday villas. 

Al Marjan Island has over 2,100 operational hotel keys, including the new hotel as well as Rixos Hotels, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Accor Hotels brands, and more than 2,000 residential units including Bab Al Bahar residential and Pacific by Select Group. The plan is to develop additional 2,400 hotel-, residential- and mixed-use units by 2025 with several already under design review or in different stages of completion.

About Marjan:

Marjan is the master-developer of freehold property in Ras Al Khaimah, the GCC Tourism Capital, responsible for path-breaking developments aimed at positioning Ras Al Khaimah as one of the region’s leading tourism and investment destinations.

Mandated with developing waterfront, urban and mountain destinations that will add to the competitiveness of the emirate, Marjan’s strategic master-planning approach is to leverage Ras Al Khaimah’s natural assets and lay the foundations of the emirate’s future expansions.

Through its world-class master-planned communities in Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan attracts foreign investment as well as international visitors, and positions the emirate as a strong investment and tourism hub.

Marjan’s flagship development, Al Marjan Island, is the host venue of the famed Ras Al Khaimah New Year’s Eve Gala, which has set five GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for the for the ‘Most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Launching Fireworks Simultaneously’ and ‘Longest Fireworks Waterfall’ (both in 2020); the ‘Longest chain of fireworks’ and the ‘Longest straight line of fireworks’ (2019) and the ‘Largest aerial firework shell’ (2018).

About Al Marjan Island:

Al Marjan Island, the flagship development of Marjan, has over 1,600 operational five-star hotel keys, including Rixos Hotels, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Accor Hotels brands, and more than 2,000 residential units including Bab Al Bahar residential and Pacific by Select Group. Several upcoming master developments by Marjan are in planning stage and will be announced shortly.