Hilton Worldwide has opened the Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort in the Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra district of Dubai, UAE.
The move follows the completion of a two-year refurbishment of the 265-room property, formerly known as Al Hamra Fort & Beach Resort.
Located close to the Hajar Mountains, the new hotel offers direct access to an 18-hole championship golf course along with views of the Arabian Gulf.
Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort has 181 villas and suites, 75 deluxe guest rooms as well as nine luxurious suites.
Hilton Hotels & Resorts global head Rob Palleschi said that the fortress-style design and iconic status of the original hotel helped shape the company’s conversion plans.
"We have carefully maintained the distinctive character of the property and successfully combined those traditional qualities with the modern hallmark attributes of Hilton Worldwide’s flagship brand," Palleschi added.
"Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort is now a world-class hotel and a welcome addition to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts global portfolio."
Amenities at the property include two temperature-controlled pools, a children’s club, spa treatment rooms and a 500m private beach as well as games like golf, tennis, a range of water sports and an on-site fitness centre.
The hotel also offers a menu of eight dining and entertainment options featuring a wide range of international delicacies and regional specialities as well as specialist favourites like the upcoming Mai Tai bar offering Polynesian inspired cuisines and Club Malibu featuring a live DJ.
An adjoining newly revamped 800-capacity convention centre and a one-stop professional advice shop are also available at Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort.
Hilton Worldwide Middle East and Africa president Rudi Jagersbacher said, "Today’s opening introduces our sixth hotel to Ras Al Khaimah and will provide impetus and choice to international travellers, MICE visitors and local weekend guests to visit this increasingly popular destination."
Image: Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort. Photo courtesy of Hilton Worldwide.