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Rotana has opened its second 5-star hotel in Al Ain. The new 254-room Hili Rayhaan by Rotana has been specially developed to complement the ambience of the UAE picturesque Garden City, with its design, decor and amenities aimed at promoting the most relaxing of stays.
Strategically positioned in Hili District, a thriving tourist area and bustling suburb in the north of Al Ain, Hili Rayhaan by Rotana is just 20 minutes’ drive from Al Ain International Airport, 60 minutes from Dubai and 75 minutes from Abu Dhabi. It is located close to the heritage and archaeological sites of Al Ain city and is expected to be a first-choice for guests wanting to combine modernity with tradition.
“Al Ain has grown rapidly in stature as a tourist and business destination, with the result that there is a burgeoning need for upscale accommodation in the city,” said Greg Allan, Rotana’s Area Vice President for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. “The extensive market research we conducted over the past couple of years showed that there is a strong demand for a 5-star facility that is alcohol-free, so we have incorporated this as an integral aspect of our new offering,” he added.
Hili Rayhaan by Rotana is connected to the new Wahat Hili Mall, which was launched in September last year. The premium boutique retail and leisure facility is a one-stop destination for visitors to Al Ain, uniting discerning shoppers with leading brands. The mall rises three stories high and encompasses 160 outlets, combining all the elements expected for a modern-day shopping experience.
“Wahat Hili Mall is one of the reasons why Al Ain is becoming an increasingly popular destination for travellers. We have received fantastic feedback from visitors to the mall since we opened, with many appreciating the presence of big name retailers such as Géant, Fitness first, E-max and My Play Zone for the first time in Al Ain,” said Saeed Al Dhaheri, Chairman and CEO of Wahat Hili Mall. “Rotana has become synonymous with uncompromising world-class standards in hospitality and this reflects the vision we have for Wahat Hili project - ensuring excellence, convenience and superior quality in every detail. We are delighted to have one of the leading hotel operators in the region as an integral component to that ambition,” he added.
Hili Rayhaan by Rotana offers rooms and suites that are spacious, comfortable and appointed with a high level of superior amenities. These include high-speed internet connections, in-room entertainment with multi-channel satellite televisions, complimentary coffee and tea facilities and IDD telephones with voice mail.
Guests booking into the Hili Rayhaan by Rotana can enjoy a number of dining options during their stay. ‘Elements’ is an all-day dining restaurant offering international buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with the ‘Hili Majlis’ lobby lounge an ideal venue for an informal get together over a cup of coffee. Sun lovers will appreciate Sundeck, a pool cafe offering a wide selection of juices, beverages and light snacks by the pool. There is also a 24-hour in-room dining service.
Business travellers can take advantage of the state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities available in Hili Rayhaan’s seven fully equipped and flexible boardrooms, which include the latest audio-visual equipment. Other services for all categories of guests include a Bodylines Leisure & Fitness Club complete with steam, sauna and massage rooms. Children are well catered for with a kids’ playground and dedicated kids’ pool. Swimming classes are being introduced and a babysitter will be made available so parents can enjoy some quality time together, whether at dinner, during a gym workout or when receiving a health spa treatment.
“This fabulous property caters to those who seek a greater level of relaxation and comfort, individuals and families alike,” said Stephan KÓ§hn, General Manager of Hili Rayhaan by Rotana. “It is the hotel’s ability to accommodate both leisure and business guests in consummate style and comfort that makes Hili Rayhaan by Rotana, Al Ain, a first choice destination for visitors to Al Ain. I am privileged to be part of the opening team of this magnificent property and my team and I have been working hand in hand to ensure all areas of the opening are perfected,” he concluded.