Seven Tides unwavering about hotel developments in Dubai (UAE)

Independent United Arab Emirates holding company Seven Tides and associated companies is to showcase four new luxury hospitality developments all due to open between the end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010 in Dubai – two of which are on the iconic Palm Jumeirah – at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which takes place on 5-8 May 2009 at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Royal Amwaj

The Royal Amwaj is due to be completed early 2010.

Michael Scully, Managing Director Hospitality for Seven Tides, said: "These five-star developments are multi-use and have been designed for sophisticated lifestyles, whether it's business or leisure. However we will create a fun environment and it is that combination that underpins our unique proposition. They also mark the arrival of a new name in the hospitality sector - Seven Tides which remains committed to its development plans despite the global economic climate."

Scully said that Seven Tides and associated companie was confident in the long-term future of the hospitality industry not only in the UAE, but throughout the region and beyond. "As well as the four developments we are showcasing at ATM – Royal Amwaj and Oceana on Palm Jumeirah, Ibn Battuta Gate and Movenpick Deira – we are planning future hotel developments in Dubai as well as continuing with our drive to acquire hotels worldwide."

Established in 2004, Seven Tides, which also owns Dukes Hotel in London, has partnered with prestigious international hospitality brands including Anantara, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts and Campbell Gray Hotels as its growth continues.

Two of the four new developments Seven Tides is opening in late 2009 - early 2010 are on the Palm Jumeirah. The Mövenpick-managed Royal Amwaj (amwaj means wave in Arabic) luxury resort and spa on the Palm crescent is Seven Tides' flagship property and will feature 293 hotel rooms and more than 400 condominium apartments.

The Royal Amwaj will offer a variety of culinary delights including South American, Thai, seafood and Asian cuisine. The resort will also feature two natural lagoons, a large swimming pool, tennis courts, Asian spa, water sports club as well as business and banquet facilities.

Oceana, meanwhile, will be a beachfront hotel centrally located on Palm Jumeirah's trunk. This private residential community will offer beach access and panoramic views to its in-house guests. "For those who want to escape from it all, Oceana will provide an ideal retreat for its residents, with an impressive array of amenities and services," Scully said.

In terms of a corporate flagship property, Ibn Battuta Gate features an iconic entrance arch which is larger than the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Located next to Ibn Battuta Mall, the property will be managed by Mövenpick, offering a combination of offices, apartments and a five-star hotel and spa.

"Ibn Battuta Gate aims to capture the best of living and working in New Dubai with a unique combination of modern offices, serviced apartments and five-star hotel offering a lifestyle that balances city and retreat, business and pleasure," Scully said."

All four developments, in addition to the stylish Duke

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