Singapore’s Banyan Tree in talks for more MidEast hotels

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Singapore-based hotel group Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, which currently operates two resorts in Ras Al Khaimah, is in talks to expand further across the Gulf region, particularly in the UAE, the group’s CEO said.

“We certainly would like to have other hotels in the emirates, between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, there are several places that one of our brands could fit perfectly,” chief executive officer Abid Butt told Arabian Business’ sister publication Hotelier Middle East.

“Places like Qatar or even Lebanon and Egypt when things stabilise; we would love to have our hotels there because culturally all this area is very strong and it will help us deliver a fabulous experience”.

Butt confirmed talks are already underway in Abu Dhabi, as well as Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, while a complex comprising the luxury Banyan Tree brand and upper upscale Angsana is already under construction in Sifah, Oman.


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