Avis Saudi Arabia launches new equipment leasing division

Avis Saudi Arabia has 40 branches in the Kingdom with a fleet of around 13,000 cars.
Updated 21 October 2017
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Avis Saudi Arabia launches new equipment leasing division

Avis Saudi Arabia, a leading car rental and leasing company, has launched a new equipment leasing division to cater to the changing needs of Saudi corporate clients. The company aims to align itself with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to capitalize on the future growth opportunities in the transportation sector.
Hani Al-Saleh, CEO of Avis Saudi Arabia, said: “Existing and expected government and private sector projects are looking for better cost-effective transportation and equipment leasing solutions to complete their projects. As a result, demand for heavy and medium-sized equipment of all kinds has increased for companies engaged in FMCG, various development and infrastructure projects.”
He added: “We have received many requests to provide equipment leasing to our corporate clients and we are considering the future growth potential of the transportation sector to provide companies with long-term equipment leasing for up to five years, which includes electric/ diesel/ CNG forklifts, reach trucks and scissor lifts up to 10 tons, in addition to operating lease with unlimited hours usage/ full maintenance/ replacement for up to five years.”
Avis said it is trying to help companies achieve the highest operating efficiencies by minimizing purchase costs and offering the opportunity to support the company’s equipment fleet and eliminate maintenance and storage costs. “More importantly, the superior service and responsiveness of Avis maintenance teams will enhance the quality of the customer experience,” Al-Saleh added.
Avis Rent a Car was founded in 1977 and it is one of Arabian Hala companies. It has 40 branches in the Kingdom with a fleet of around 13,000 cars. Avis has many services including, daily, weekly and monthly rentals, chauffeur drive, international reservations, free door to door delivery, and long-term vehicle and truck leasing.


Emaar reopens historic Al-Alamein Hotel

Updated 17 July 2018
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Emaar reopens historic Al-Alamein Hotel

The historic Al-Alamein Hotel has officially reopened after a major facelift by Emaar Hospitality Group that makes it among the finest resorts along the Mediterranean.

The opening event was attended by Egyptian Minister of Tourism, Dr. Rania Al-Mashat, VIP guests, top media figures, as well as other public figures.

Situated in the picturesque setting of Sidi Abdel Rahman Bay, the hotel’s glamorous design ethos and refurbished retro-modern interiors hark back to the glory days of the 1960s, when the resort first opened.

The remodelled designs blend vintage charm with contemporary style, evoking a sense of nostalgia to the golden age of Egyptian music and cinema. “The refurbishment of Al-Alamein Hotel provides an example of our determination to offer a hotel that is on a par with, or rather superior to, world-class resorts,” said Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar. 

“We strive for nothing less than the highest global standards for our customers and our developments in Egypt including Al-Alamein Hotel, of which renovation costs totaled EGP 1.5 billion ($84 million),” Alabbar added.

While the building stays true to its rich heritage, visitors can expect modern comfort and style everywhere, from the bar and restaurants to the corridors and rooms.

There is something remarkable around every corner of the resort. An impressive assortment of black and white photographs of Egypt’s most celebrated classical actors and singers festooning columns at the lobby offer visitors much to marvel at once they walk into the building.

The hotel is also home to the renowned Umbrellas sculpture by Greek artist George Zongolopoulos, a poetic structure of steel umbrellas that stretches 13 meters into the sky, offering a dramatic reinterpretation of Abdel Halim Hafez’ classic oldie “Dokko Elshamasy” or “Fix the Umbrellas on the Beach.” One of the most photographed modern sculptures worldwide, the piece was first displayed at the Venice Biennale in 1995, where it drew international attention, and will now delight visitors to this Egyptian vacation spot.

The hotel also boasts a magnificent collection of art works and sculptures by a large number of local and global artists, including an iconic mosaic mural of late legendary Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum and another one featuring colorful ancient boats.

Al-Alamein Hotel is part of a thriving residential and tourist community Emaar is developing in Marassi, the company’s flagship Mediterranean landmark in Egypt. These include several hotels already launched such as Vida Marassi Marina, Address Marassi Beach Resort and Address Marassi Golf Resort + Spa. Marassi will be home to seven luxury hotels with up to 3,000 rooms.