By signing the Hotel management and operation agreement for 3 hotels in Kurdistan, Iraq. The agreement was signed in Sulaimaniyah during a recent visit by Millennium and Copthorne team headed by Mr. Ali Hamad Lakhraim the President and CEO of Millennium Hotels Middle East. The Three hotels are two 4 stars hotels branded as Tara Hotel with 100 rooms and Copthorne Hotel featuring 140 rooms with full service and facilities, and a 5 stars hotels which will be branded as Grand Millennium offering 254 rooms, meeting facilities up to 1000 person, 5 restaurants and bars and a SPA and recreational facilities, property will be located in the heart of Sulaimaniya overlooking the city Skyline. Faruk Mustafa Rasool said: '"The development of the hospitality sector is an important factor as FGH has always been in the forefront of development in our country. The association with the leading global and regional brand as Millennium and Copthorne Hotels & Resorts Middle East is another step in our strategic expansion plans as Iraq's largest and most respected private company.
The President and CEO, Millennium and Copthorne Middle East Ltd., Ali Hamad Lakhraim said: "this is a great opportunity for us to expand our established base in the region and to partner with a leading Iraq based developer in Baghdad, Basra and other key Iraqi cities. We are very proud that Millennium and Copthorne brand was chosen for this significant project and confident of our experience and expertise in Hotel operation and management."
About Faruk Group Holding: Faruk Group Holding (FGH) comprises 12 operating companies in six business sectors: Telecommunication, Cement Industry, Medical Services, Construction, IT Services and Hospitality. The company was incorporated as a Holding company controlling the shares and companies owned by the Chairman of the board Faruk Mustafa Rasool. FGH is Iraq's largest and most respected private company with more than 9,100 employees. About Millennium and Copthorne Middle East Holding Millennium and Copthorne Middle East Holding Ltd is a dynamic global group, which owns, asset manages and/or operates over 120 hotels in 19 countries around the world. Millennium Hotels and Resorts comprises four distinct brands - Grand Millennium, Millennium Hotels, Copthorne Hotels and Kingsgate Hotels. The group operates hotels and resorts in the US, Europe, Asia, Middle East and North Africa.
Thursday / October 22 / 2009