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Monday, February 14, 2011

110 New Rooms for Fujairah at the Fortune Royal Hotel

The signs have gone up for the new Fortune Royal Hotel, situated on Al Gurfa Road, Fujairah (over the road and a few shops down from the Fujairah Fish Souq).

It is bang smack in the middle of shops and businesses on Al Gurfa Road and the eastern side provides wonderful views over the Fujairah waters. It is directly opposite the Fujairah International Marine Club.

The building comprises a Ground floor, two Mezzanine floors and 12 further floors. There will be four night clubs, two restaurants, a sports bar a swimming pool, gym and a Party Banquet room right at the top with stunning views of the city and sea. Here is a view of the Fortune Royal Hotel from the Fujairah Corniche.

The owner, Mr. Praveen Shetty, indicated that the Fortune Royal will be a 4 star hotel according to strict Dubai standards with a liquor license. He will cater for business people as well as tourists and 40 rooms will include a small kitchen and lounge area for guests who plan to stay for a longer term and who like to cook in their apartment.

Fortune Chain
Mr. Praveen Shetty is originally from Bangalore and he has been based in Dubai for the last 21 years. He is no stranger to the world of hotels and accommodation as this new facility is part of the Fortune brand throughout the UAE which also includes the Fortune Residence Hotel Apartments in Fujairah.

Hotel Glut?
Asked whether the emirate of Fujairah is oversupplied with hotel rooms, especially bearing in mind other hotels currently being constructed, Mr. Praveen Shetty stated that this was in line with the wishes of the Ruler and the Tourism authority to increase the city’s needs to anticipate the emirate’s growth.

Location, Location, Location
This new hotel is not far from the airport but it is strategically placed in Fujairah’s shopping district and the souq area. With a surf-casting rod one could almost cast a fishing line from the top of the hotel to the water. Being on Al Gurfa Road it is not far from the coffee pot roundabout and the road to the Port, Freezone, Khor Fakkan and Al Aqah. Here is a view from Al Gurfa Road near the Fish Souq.

Opening Date
A ‘soft’ opening ceremony is timed for 5 March 2011 with a ‘grand’ opening intended later in the year.

Update: Congratulations and Celebrations at Opening of Fujairah’s Fortune Royal Hotel, FIF, 20 May 2011.

Geoff Pound

This article is also posted on the Fujairah in Focus Facebook Page.

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