Swiss-Belhotel opens second hotel in Jordan
Swiss-Belhotel International has announced the opening of Marina Plaza Hotel by Swiss-Belhotel, its second property in Aqaba, Jordan.
Located along the coast of Tala Bay two minutes’ walk from a private beach stretching along Aqaba Gulf, Marina Plaza Hotel is a beautiful four-star resort that boasts outstanding accommodation and leisure facilities and offers breathtaking views of the golden mountains and the Red Sea.
Laurent A. Voivenel, the company’s senior vice president, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, welcomed the latest addition to its portfolio in the region.
“Tala Bay is a unique leisure hub and is quickly emerging as a sought-after destination,” he said. “With the opening of this second property we are excited to expand our footprint here, especially at a time when the area is experiencing continued growth in demand from both regional and international travellers.”
With 260 well-appointed rooms equipped with all essential amenities, Marina Plaza Hotel by Swiss-Belhotel is a value-driven property offering guests a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Each room boasts a private balcony with relaxing views of the swimming pool, mountains or the marina. The hotel’s facilities include an international all-day-dining restaurant, pool bar, outdoor swimming pool, separate kids’ pool and a full-service spa offering an array of health and beauty treatments.
Guests can also enjoy daily recreation activities such as aqua aerobics and yoga or take advantage of a free shuttle service to the centre of Aqaba. The ancient city of Petra is accessible by a day trip while Wadi Rum is only one hour away.
Swiss-Belhotel now has more than 3,500 rooms under development in key destinations across the Middle East.
Gavin M. Faull, the company’s chairman and president, said: “We are committed to growing our presence in the Middle East, a strategic growth market for us where we have a robust development pipeline corresponding to 17 per cent of our global portfolio.
“We are eager to expand in the region in the right locations with the right partners such as Jordan Projects for Tourism Development and are pleased to flag Marina Plaza Hotel by Swiss-Belhotel as our latest property.”