Shangri-La unveils latest regional developments

Updated 13 May 2018
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Shangri-La unveils latest regional developments

Michael Cottan, executive vice president — operations, Middle East, India and the Indian Ocean for Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, has revealed a number of regional projects for Shangri-La in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman. 

The Shangri-La Hotel in Jeddah will be housed in a 65-story development located on Jeddah Corniche Road facing the Red Sea. It will be a 236-room hotel and serviced residences with sea views.

Cottan also mentioned the group’s latest announcement, the 310,000-square-meter “Bahrain Marina” stretching along the coastline in the heart of the city.  

Shangri-La Al-Husn Resort and Spa in Oman was relaunched as a private standalone resort. It features 180 rooms and suites.


AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Updated 16 January 2019
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AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) has clarified that the group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al-Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al-Habtoor, founder and owner of Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al-Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al-Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al-Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“... Any actions or business decisions taken by Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al-Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”