Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan is the newest five star hotel in Abu Dhabi to open its doors for the guests. It is located right opposite the Emirates palace at one end of the cornice. One thing that makes this hotel than other similar properties is that it is completely alcohol free. It is a first for the Emirate but the hotel management is confident that it will not come in the way of the hotel becoming profitable.
Alain Kropf, the general manager of the hotel said that we will make a conscious effort to make ourselves very good in every other area. To compensate for the absence of revenue from alcohol the management team has worked to create alternative revenue streams. The sports facilities of the hotel are of the highest order and the stress will be to develop it into a sports hotel. They have put together a recreation membership package for both individuals and families.
Mr. Kropf in response to concerns about the oversupply of hotel rooms said that Abu Dhabi is a destination in the making. There is a steady growth in the number of visitors coming to Abu Dhabi. The competition does put some pressure on the prices and tariffs but the future is definitely bright as more events and exhibitions are being organized in the capital which would result in greater number of visitors to Abu Dhabi.