Swiss-Belhotel International is pleased to announce the signing of a management
agreement with Sardar Investments Pty. Ltd, a part of Sardar Group, for
the management of a 4 star international hotel in Erbil.
Erbil, a historical city (6000 BC) and the capital of Kurdistan - Iraq, is home to a large
number of international companies, government departments and the landmark
"Citadel of Erbil" as well as Iraq's most luxurious shopping malls and other shopping
areas which makes the city appealing to both business and leisure travelers.
Swiss-Belhotel Erbil, expected to open early 2012 is located less than 5 minute drive
from Erbil International Airport and in close proximity to the CBD, Erbil
International Fair Ground, Martyr Sami Abdul Rahman Park, Citadel of Erbil as well
as Majidi Mall and other major shopping areas.
The hotel offers 108 well appointed deluxe guest rooms and suites as well as an allday-
dining-restaurant / bar / lounge / deli, speciality restaurant, pool bar, roof-top
shisha lounge, 300sqm meeting room space, business centre, boutique and travel
Recreational facilities include a swimming pool and state of the art 285sqm spa and
fitness centre including treatment rooms, hammam and sauna.
Thomas van Vliet, Swiss-Belhotel International Middle East VP Operations &
Development commented, “We are very excited to enter the Iraq hotel scene with our
first hotel in Erbil and considering the vast local experience of our partners in this
development, Sardar Investments Pty Ltd, and Swiss-Belhotel International's
international exposure, we are confident this project will become a great success and
will further assist the city to welcome and accommodate a continuously growing
number of business and leisure visitors."
Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President,
commented, “We have eyed Iraq for quite some time and this hotel is an essential
addition to our rapidly expanding portfolio of hotels in the Middle East. The team is
aggressively focusing on new developments in this region and to soon open our first
property in this historic city in Iraq is another milestone for the company.”
About Swiss-Belhotel International
Swiss-Belhotel International is a rapidly expanding international management
company with over 60 hotels, resorts and projects globally. Founded in 1987 and
headquartered in Hong Kong (SAR), Swiss-Belhotel International manages hotels in
Asia/Pacific and The Middle East including CHINA • VIETNAM • PHILIPPINES •
MALAYSIA • INDONESIA • AUSTRALIA • KUWAIT • JORDAN • OMAN • QATAR •
KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES • YEMEN•
KAZAKHSTAN. Ranked in the top 100 international hotel management companies
and awarded as Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel Chain and as most favourite 4-star
hotel, Swiss-Belhotel International’s rapid expansion will see substantial growth in
The Middle East as well as focus on growth in China. Refer to Group Website
Note Information on existing operations and opening hotels is subject to change
without prior notice – visit www.swiss-belhotel.com for the details.
For more information:
Ms. Nor Komala
Group Communication Manager
Group Sales and Marketing Office
7th Floor, Suite 701, Hotel Ciputra Jakarta,
Jl. Letnan Jenderal S. Parman, Jakarta 11470, Indonesia
Telephone (62-21) 560 6040, 566 9710
Facsimile (62-21) 568 1548, 566 0139