Millennium & copthorne to open six new copthorne hotels in coming 12 months

Mid-scale Copthorne brand expands to KSA, Iraq and Northern Emirates

Online PR News – 28-May-2012 – Abu Dhabi – April 2012 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: Millennium & Copthorne today revealed it will be opening six new Copthorne hotels, bringing the total number of Copthorne Hotels in the Middle East to nine Accounting for more than 1,000 guest rooms in the coming 12 months, these new hotels are currently under way in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and the UAE, adding to the two established popular Copthorne hotels currently operating in Dubai, and Al Jahra, Kuwait, and the recently opened Copthorne Doha.
The expansion of the Copthorne brand will start with the twin launch of Copthorne Al Salam and Copthorne Medina in the second quarter of 2012. Both are located in the heart of Medina, just 500m from the Holy Mosque, and together they offer 389 elegant rooms and suites ideal for pilgrims and business travellers alike.
Copthorne is the hotel group’s welcoming 4-star midscale brand, which offers consistent international quality standards and smooth service, combined with an inherent respect for the local culture. Representing tremendous growth for the brand, the signing of so many new management agreements can be attributed to a demand in each of the markets for reliable quality accommodation and good value.
Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, President and CEO of Millennium & Copthorne Middle East , Africa, and Indian Subcontinent commented:
“The Copthorne brand has huge potential in this region. Over the past few years, we have seen a large number of five star luxury properties spring up, and very few mid-tier hotel openings. But while there certainly is a strong luxury market here, there is also a growing market for convenient quality accommodation that won’t break the bank. We are seeing more and more interest from owners in the Copthorne brand, particularly in business destinations.”
Copthorne Hotel Baranan in Sulaimania, Iraq, will open later this year. Located in the tourist area of Sarchinar, only 15 minutes from the heart of the city, the hotel has three restaurants, one bar, and
six meeting rooms. It will offer 78 comfortable guest rooms and panoramic views of the Sarchinar mountains. The Copthorne Hotel & Spa Sulaimaniah, Iraq, will open in 2013 with 120 guest rooms

In the northern Emirates, Copthorne Sharjah and the Copthorne Fujairah are expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2012 and the second quarter of 2013 respectively. Copthorne Sharjah is currently under development on the Corniche road, overlooking the Khalid lagoon. It will offer 255 comfortable guest rooms and convenient banqueting and meeting facilities in the heart of Sharjah. The Copthorne Fujairah will offer 240 keys, five restaurants, a pub, a spa and health club, and two meeting rooms, effectively catering to both business and leisure guests.


About Millennium & Copthorne
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels( plc is one of the world’s largest owned-and-managed hotel companies with more than 120 hotels across Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Middle East and Africa. The group has a portfolio of brands which serve different market segments, representing quality and value in every class. In the Middle East and Africa, Millennium & Copthorne operates 12 hotels, increasing to just over 40 hotels over the next 3 years. It has a growing portfolio of brands that resonate with the markets in which it operates. These brands include Grand Millennium, Millennium, Copthorne, Kingsgate and the recently launched exclusive destination brand, Biltmore.
With the motto “you are the centre of our world”, Millennium & Copthorne is committed to a customer-centric philosophy while ensuring returns for investors and owners.

About Copthorne Hotels
Copthorne hotels offers guests great value and quality accommodation. This efficient four star hotel brand is growing in the Middle East, Africa and Europe with midscale properties located in major business centres and resort locations, offering consistent international quality standards, combined with an inherent respect for the local culture.