IHG Hotels and Resorts, a global hospitality giant, has recently forged franchise agreements with Aqarat, a prominent hotel owner, to introduce two exquisite Vignette Collection hotels.
Among the opulent Vignette properties in the Middle East, the Th8 Palm Dubai Beach Resort, Vignette Collection in UAE, and Vignette Collection in Kuwait City are the pioneers.
Th8 Palm Dubai Beach Resort, Vignette Collection, situated on the Western Crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, has already welcomed guests. The resort boasts 162 rooms and suites, encompassing luxurious apartments ranging from one to four bedrooms. With two captivating infinity pools, a fully equipped gym, a basketball court, an engaging kid’s play area, distinctive culinary and mixology experiences, and an upscale beach club, the resort offers an unparalleled stay experience.
The upcoming Vignette Collection in Kuwait City, set to open its doors in the latter part of 2023, is strategically located in the vibrant Al Bida and Salwa neighborhood. Nestled within walking distance of the Arabella complex and overlooking the serene seafront, the hotel provides seamless access to the bustling Central Business District, making it a prime choice for both business and leisure travelers.
Talal Jassim Al-Bahar, CEO of Aqarat, emphasized, “Given Dubai’s stature as a global tourist hotspot and the continuous growth of Kuwait’s hospitality sector, these two exceptional Vignette Collection hotels are perfectly positioned to captivate the interest of both local and international visitors. United Hospitality Management (UHM) will oversee the operations of both properties.”
Haitham Mattar, the Managing Director for India, the Middle East, and Africa at IHG Hotels and Resorts, remarked, “Our collaboration with Aqarat and the inauguration of these hotels signify a significant milestone for IHG Hotels and Resorts. These properties cater to the escalating demand for sophisticated luxury experiences that transcend conventional hotel offerings.”
Vignette Collection represents IHG Hotels and Resorts’ premier collection brand. Since its inception in December 2021, Vignette Collection has flourished, encompassing six lavish properties across esteemed destinations like Australia, Thailand, Portugal, and Washington DC. With a robust pipeline of 15 upcoming properties and a projected growth of over 100 properties globally within the next decade, Vignette Collection sets a new standard for refined hospitality.
On the horizon, the renowned Carlton Al Moaibed Hotel in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, is undergoing an extensive refurbishment and is set to be unveiled by 2024 as an IHG Vignette Collection gem.