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Hospitality veterans behind takeover of luxury Ajman hotel

Reto Wittwer and Ulrich Eckhardt announce move for hotel formerly known as Kempinski Hotel Ajman

Hospitality veterans behind takeover of luxury Ajman hotel

Hospitality veterans Reto Wittwer and Ulrich Eckhardt have announced the successful management takeover of the Ajman Hotel, formerly known as Kempinski Hotel Ajman.

The hotel now carries the Blazon Hotels brand, as part of their newly established hotel management company Smart Hospitality Solutions (SHS).

Wittwer and Eckhardt, who between them opened and operated more than 200 hotels across the world with several major hotel brands, have hired general manager George Ganchev to the lead the team at Ajman Hotel, which includes 168 guest rooms and 14 suites, 10 restaurants and cafes, plus wellness and leisure facilities.

Under the Blazon flag, Ajman Hotel will unveil enhanced culinary offerings, as well as upgrades to its rooms and event spaces during the next 12 months.

“We are confident in the continued growth of the UAE hospitality market, which is why we are delighted to be part of the re-birth of the very hotel in Ajman that helped put the Emirate of Ajman on the map back in the 1990s," said Eckhardt, executive vice chairman, SHS.

"We are grateful to hotel’s owners who gave us the opportunity to manage this magnificent property and trusting us to elevate its positioning to the highest level in the region," he added.

The SHS portfolio encompasses three distinct brands - Blazon, Contempera, and a wellness brand Softouch Hotels.

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