Sudipta Dev – Sharjah
Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah is among the most interesting modern architectural edifices in the emirate of Sharjah. A unique feature of the property is that all the 306 rooms overlook the Arabian Sea. In the last one year the property has been focusing on the India market. “Our target is to continue to increase our network of travel agents and tour operators within India and introduce Sharjah to the travel trade in the smaller cities,” said Khamis Kazzaz, general manager, Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah, adding that, they had participated in India Road Show in September 2014 and have not looked back since then. The property had also participated recently in a few important travel trade exhibitions in India.
Radisson Blu Resort, Sharjah is well positioned to meet the needs of both leisure and MICE groups from India. The resort offers state-of-the art facilities for conferences and events, and can accommodate up to 800 delegates. “We have given the opportunity to our guests to experience our hotel via virtual tour on our website and we have also uploaded 3D images of our meeting rooms so that the MICE group has a realistic idea of what we are offering,” informed Kazzaz.
It is not only the picturesque vistas that the property offers that gives Radisson Blu Resort an edge over its competitors, but many other features. “The standard rooms are larger sized (38 sq m). Free wi-fi is available everywhere in the hotel. Our large recreational facilities include a private 300 m beach and four temperature controlled swimming pools, two for adults and children each,” said Kazzaz. The unique atrium atmosphere and landscaping adds to the beauty to the resort.
Taking responsibility for the environment and local community has been an important part of the broader commitment of Radisson Blu Resort Sharjah and the Rezidor Hotel Group. “We are proud to boast of winning the Best Garden in Sharjah, issued by Municipality of Sharjah in 2014 and of our organic gardens,” stated Kazzaz. The property has won many accolades over the years. The recent ones being the leading hotel in Sharjah in 2013 by World Travel Awards, and getting the Certificate of Excellence, 2014 by TripAdvisor. “This year, we earned the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award and have also been nominated again as Sharjah’s leading hotel by World Travel Awards,” mentioned Kazzaz.
Giving his views on the evolution of Sharjah as an important tourism destination in the Middle East, for both leisure and MICE segments, Kazzaz said, “Sharjah is a city which boasts of rich culture, friendly people and all year round sunshine. The emirate is an attractive and safe destination offering the right ingredients for leisure and business alike.” Sharjah has earned the title of Capital of Islamic Culture in 2014 and Capital of Arab Tourism in 2015.