This launch will mark the group’s entry to the GCC region. The sustainably built property aims to give guests an escape that inspires the adventurer within them.
A new hospitality concept
Designed to be softer on the environments they inhabit, Earth Hotels will be built with sustainability in mind. Each property will be created with careful consideration of construction methods, the materials used and energy conservation.
The group’s first hotel, Earth La Revolucao in Porto, Portugal, is set to open late 2024. This will be followed with the 2025 launch of Earth Shore, Marjan Island, with expansion in the UAE and Saudi Arabia planned for the next two to three years.
Alan Honein, Founder and Chief Executive Citizen at Earth Hotels, said: “Earth Hotels is set to be recognised for its dedication to sustainability and innovation. We are proud to have secured five individually unique hotels across the GCC and beyond, with an impressive total project value of more than $205 million. We hope to deliver our guests a unique set of lifestyle experiences that stand out in a crowded market.”
On the buyer opportunity the Ras Al Khaimah hotel will bring, Rami Moukarzel, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Earth Hotels, commented: “We are excited to be offering individuals the dream of owning a slice of a beachfront lifestyle hotel through a unique and inclusive investment plan. This is a rare opportunity in leisure hospitality sector of the UAE, which promises to offer fruitful returns for hotel unit purchasers.”
An experiential eco escape
Earth Shore, Marjan Island is now being developed over an area of 300,000 sq ft. The property will have 265 keys, with state-of-the-art accommodation ranging from resort rooms to terrace suites and two-bedroom Sky Villas.
Guests staying at the resort will benefit from direct beachfront access and use of facilities including a 13,000-sq-ft social hub called sticky lounge and a signature beach club with dining and event space accommodating up to 500 people.
Lifestyle experiences at the property will include cooking classes and farm-to-table dining, family activities and wellness programmes. Pop-up shops will showcase the work of local talent. Other activities from here will include mountain climbing and electric motorbikes, CrossFit, Muay Thai, and yoga.