Record occupancy rates at Cristal Hotels & Resorts

Cristal Hotels & Resorts, one of Abu Dhabi’s fastest growing hotel chains, has announced it has achieved one of the highest month-to-date occupancy rates among Abu Dhabi’s four and five-star hotels, garnering 84 per cent average occupancy in January 2010.

Since its opening, Cristal Hotels & Resorts achieved an average occupancy of 80.35 per cent from August 31 to December 31, 2009.

Peter Blackburn, general manager Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi, said: “2009 was a remarkable year for us, despite starting operations only around the third quarter, and we are pleased to have carried the momentum through to 2010.

“As UAE residents and citizens often prefer to stay in local brand hotels, Cristal Hotel has introduced a new brand of hospitality with a distinct local taste, which has been a key factor in our consistently strong market performance.

“The high-level occupancy we have achieved is a strong manifestation of how our guests appreciate our efforts to maintain the exceptional quality of our hotel offerings and services.

“On account of Cristal Hotel’s key focus on business tourism, we are particularly pleased to have seen an increasing number of business guests over the past few months. With government-led tourism initiatives expected to boost room demand in 2010 and beyond, we are confident that Cristal Hotel’s growing reputation as a quality-driven hospitality destination will enable us to sustain our strong performance in line with the increasing market demand.”

Located at the heart of Abu Dhabi’s business district, Cristal Hotel offers 192 rooms and suites, all equipped with high-speed internet connectivity, executive desk and IDD interactive telephone with voice mail. Other premium facilities include an executive lounge, the exclusive Cristal Spa, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and a beauty salon.

The hotel also offers a full range of business facilities, including a business centre with full secretarial services and touch-screen workstations, five multi-purpose meeting and conference rooms, an executive lounge and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.