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Friday, May 20, 2011

Congratulations and Celebrations at Opening of Fujairah’s Fortune Royal Hotel

Crowds of invited guests packed Fujairah’s Fortune Royal Hotel to celebrate the grand opening, view the new facilities and sample the chef’s cuisine.

The hotel staff just before 7pm putting the final touches to the façade of the Fortune Royal Hotel.

The celebratory cake appropriately iced and waiting to be cut.

Many flowers decorated the hotel lobby.

Mr. Praveen Shetty, (on the left), the Managing Director of the Fortune Group, receiving more well wishers and their gifts of flowers.

At 7pm the Fortune Royal Hotel lobby was filling up with guests and abounding in colourful saris.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Ali Bin Rashid Al-Naimi, the sponsor of the Fortune Hotel Group, came from Ajman. He is looking very happy with the Grand Opening. Mr. Walid Issa Baw, who already manages the Fujairah Fortune Residence Apartments and now has the responsibility for the new Fortune Royal Hotel is looking more pensive.

Q: How do you attract members of the Indian community to the opening of a hotel?

A: Invite Indian film stars to your function.

Pooja Gandhi (left) from Kannada and Rima Kallingal (right) from Kerala certainly turned out to be a draw card. Here they are getting ready to cut the cake.

This was their first visit to the Emirates.

Sheikh Sultan asks the superstars how they were finding Fujairah. “It’s so hot,” they said as the evening temperatures were still hovering around 40 C degrees.

The lighting of the tall and heavyweight candles provided some sparkle and gave the cake a sprinkling of magnesium.

The art of getting half a dozen people to cut the cake at the same time—Sheikhs, Stars and Shettys.

The dignitaries look relieved to have cut the cake successfully.

Everybody begins to clap as the music starts and they hear the voice of Sir Cliff Richard singing:

“Congratulations and celebrations…

When I tell everyone that you’re in love with me.

Congratulations and jubilations,

I want the world to know I’m happy as can be.”

After the formal cake cutting ceremony everyone went on a tour of the new Taravad Restaurant and a tasting of the Fortune food.


More details about the Fortune Royal Hotel, its facilities, pictures, menus for download and contact information have been posted at the first link:

Why Visit the New Fortune Royal Hotel in Fujairah, FIF, 13 April 2011.

Fujairah’s Fortune Royal Hotel Celebrates Official Opening, FIF, 19 May 2011.

Geoff Pound

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

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