Rotana soft opens first property in Ras Al Khaimah.
Thursday, 19th February 2009
Source : Rotana Hotels
The Cove Rotana Resort  is located at the entrance of the Ras Al Khaimah emirate on an idyllic water inlet at Arqoob beach overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Commenting on this announcement, Omer Z. Kaddouri Senior Vice President Rotana UAE expressed confidence and excitement about the new opening saying that "There is no better way to start the New Year than with the opening of The Cove Rotana Resort, bringing the renowned Rotana hospitality to Ras Al Khaimah. This is a milestone project for Rotana and we are very proud to be managing this resort, which is our first in Ras Al Khaimah.

The team of The Cove Rotana Resort, headed by the General Manager Maurice de Rooij, has been working hand in hand with the owners Orascom Hotels and Development's and Rotana Corporate Office to ensure all areas of the opening are perfected, for the operation of this property".

The Cove Rotana Resort, Ras Al Khaimah offers the pleasures of graceful living and boasts more than 600 meters of beach, stunning waters and a multitude of activities. Indulgent amenities such as a well appointed leisure and fitness centre and an excellent choice of restaurants, bar and lounge, all come together to create a new and irresistible oasis of enchantment in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.

Rooms, Suites and Villas at the Cove Rotana Resort combines intimacy, comfort, exclusivity with the personalized service and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of Rotana. Guests at this resort are reminded of the Arabian splendours with the design touches that give every room a distinct sense of place.

The resort offers the discerning traveller 202 hotel rooms and 76 one, two and three bedroom villas ideally designed to accommodate families or a group of friends. With a Nubian touch in their design most of the guest rooms offer breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean private balconies or terraces; while the two and three bedroom villas are also equipped with a private plunge pool. All rooms include attractive and contemporary accessories with modern day amenities such as multi channel TV, tea coffee making facilities, IDD telephone, mini bar and personal in-room safe.

Commenting on the opening "I am glad to be part of the opening team of this magnificent resort. The Cove Rotana Resort is an exclusive oceanfront resort catering to those who seek a grander level of relaxation and comfort. The management team here and I are all dedicated to making The Cove Rotana Resort the number one holiday resort for international/regional and local travellers in Ras Al Khaimah. The well-appointed and relaxed resort environment together with a wide range of culinary offerings makes this resort an ideal place to have a family outing or simply unwind and gives guests the chance to explore this untouched side of Ras Al Khaimah", said Maurice De Rooij, General Manager of The Cove Rotana Resort.

The Cove Rotana Resort -Ras Al Khaimah is all about fun, leisure and relaxation with its recreational facilities such Bodylines Leisure & Fitness Club, including a fully equipped gymnasium with advanced resistance training and cardio equipment, Jacuzzi, steam, sauna rooms and 7 massage rooms. Water sports activities of every kind, Flippers Kid's Club, two swimming pools of 700sqm each and 600 meters of sandy beach

As for Food & Beverage venues, The Cove Rotana Resort -Ras Al Khaimah offers guests the casual and lively Cinnamon, the all day dining restaurant, relaxation at the Laguna Bay poolside café or a venture beyond to explore many dining options overlooking the sunset and the sea, including Breeze, bar and lobby lounge, Sunset - pool bar and Breakers beach bars.

Skilled chefs are brought to Basilico the Mediterranean restaurant to add passion and talent that celebrate the essential character and nature of the many traditional and modern dishes. A variety of choice from all over the Mediterranean with an Italian emphasis, at Basilico guests can prepare themselves for a culinary journey like no other; all raising the dining indulgence to a new level.

The Cove Rotana Resort -Ras Al Khaimah features three fully equipped and stylish decorated meeting rooms with the latest audio-visual equipment and IT facilities, making the resort just right for small to mid-sized meetings of up to 150 delegates.

Before joining Rotana Maurice de Rooij, the Dutch General Manager came from Bali, Indonesia, were he managed six luxury boutique resorts and excursions under the Waka brand and a leading resort on Kuta beach.  Maurice brings with him a diversified expertise of over 20 years in the hospitality industry in Western and Southern Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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