First Ramada brand for CHI Hotels and Resorts in Sharjah UAE


Multi-brand hotel operator, CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI), announced the opening of the Ramada Sharjah, the first Ramada branded hotel and suites property in the Emirate of Sharjah. The hotel, owned by the renowned A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises, marks a new direction in luxury hospitality in Sharjah.

CHI Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Tony Potter remarked: “The opening of the Ramada Sharjah is a red-letter day for CHI as it not only marks our company’s first hotel operation in the Emirate, but also our introduction for the first time of the popular and highly-rated Ramada brand to the wonderful city of Sharjah. We will draw on our considerable management expertise to ensure that this new property in Sharjah will become an international success. It should also serve as a catalyst for the company’s further expansion in the region.”

Conveniently located in Sharjah on Al Nahda street, opposite the ever-popular Sahara Centre, the 250-suite hotel (50 one-bedroom and 200 two-bedroom) is designed with the discerning traveler in mind, with state-of-the-art facilities such as high-speed Internet access, a fully-equipped business center, two meeting rooms, a pool and health club, the “Jasmine” coffee shop and “Zaafaran”, a fabulous restaurant serving the finest international cuisine.
In addition, the hotel’s central location and easy connectivity to major roads and highways, puts all of Dubai and Sharjah’s main attractions and major leisure nerve centers – Sahara Centre, Sharjah Lagoon and Corniche, Deira City Centre, and Dubai International Airport within easy reach.

“In order to compete effectively in the UAE’s booming hospitality sector, we knew we would have to introduce a brand that wasn’t just different or affordable, but one that truly understands the discerning corporate and leisure traveler’s needs, namely proximity to business hubs, in-room conveniences, and connectivity,” said the new hotel’s General Manager Tamas Fazekas.

All of Ramada Sharjah’s rooms, suites, and apartments have been tastefully designed and decorated to ensure that guests have a comfortable and memorable stay. In-room facilities include flat-screen TV, wireless Internet access, safety deposit box, room service, tea- and coffee-making facilities, a washing machine, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a free daily newspaper.

In order to unwind, guests can cross the road to visit the region’s most popular shopping destination, Sahara Centre, or have a workout at the health club before taking a dip in the heated indoor pool.


Based in Malta, CHI Hotels & Resorts is a hotel management company that provides the full range of technical assistance and management services to hotel owners worldwide. CHI is the exclusive operator of the luxury Corinthia Hotels brand, as well as the Wyndham and Ramada Plaza brands in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. CHI draws on a heritage of over 48 years in delivering high-quality services to hotel guests and an optimum rate of return to owners and investors in diverse business environments. CHI’s experience extends to management of luxury and upscale properties in city and resort locations and products ranging from boutique to conference and Spa hotels. CHI is owned by International Hotel Investments plc (70%) and Wyndham Hotel Group (30%).


A. A. AL Moosa Enterprises is a dynamic diversified group that touches people’s lives every day in many ways. The group interests span across Arenco Architectural & Engineering Consultants, one of UAE’s leading design and development firms with over 3 decades of experience; Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, one of the pioneers in residential and hotel apartments; Arenco Real Estate, the no. 1 property owners in the UAE; GAL Lighting, perhaps one of the few companies in the world that is capable of designing and commissioning a lamp manufacturing line; Marlin Furniture, the house of world brands; Thrifty, the leading car rental in the UAE that operates in more than 70 countries and over 200 locations; Dollar, the rent-a-car company that delivers value every time; Golden Sands Laundry, one of the first and largest commercial laundries in the UAE; DFMC, that manufacturers and markets King Koil branded products; and Serta, the world’s largest mattress company. A. Al Moosa Enterprises’ Head Office is in Dubai. A vision of looking ahead, looking beyond offers employees, associates, and prospects a bright future.