Dammam – Saudi Arabia
/ January 2005.
Al Hamra Golden Tulip Dammam (previously Al Hamra Holiday Inn Dammam) has completed the second phase of a multimillion Saudi Riyals renovation program to guests’ rooms and suites. Renovation has started in August 2004 and completed as planned by end January 2005. All rooms have been transformed into classic modern accommodations, appealing to business and leisure travelers alike. The furnishing, décor and amenities are tasteful and stylish. The renovation took place floor by floor while the hotel’s operation is running smoothly and receiving guests without causing noise or disturbance.
“This is the second phase of renovation which comes as part of the comprehensive plan to renovate the entire hotel rooms, facilities and outlets and upgrade it to remain up-to-date with the state-of-art” said Mohamed Dabbass, hotel general manager.
The renovation program has included replacement of the HAVC system, electro-mechanical works, installation of electronic locks, mobile signal repeaters, upgrade of satellite TV channels, new PABX system with voice mail and high speed Internet connection, changing all interior décor of rooms and suites, over 695,199 square-foots of high quality fire retardant carpets for the guest rooms and the corridors leading to the guest rooms and new decorative paintings of guest rooms.
To add extra comfort, special emphasis was given to the bedding by incorporating the latest pocketed springs mattresses, rich bedspreads with a fluffy white duvets, five choices of pillows from the “Pillow Menu” and fire retardant curtains with full black out in order for guests to have a good night sleep .A generously sized lounge chair with adjacent side table that allows ample space for room service in addition to a working desk with chair and reading lamb.
The new colors , lighting and rich furnishing gave a warm & elegant look. In addition to relocation of the barbershop and introducing the new business centre with secretarial services.
“This is truly an excitement to our guests and staff , it allows us to remain consistent and continue to delivering high quality of product and service and keep delighting our guests and it will further position the hotel among the leading hotels, yet it is an other example of our commitment to rendering impeccable services” Dabbass added.”
The first phase of renovation took place earlier has included a total refurbishment of the Executive Floor were extra fringe benefits were added like tea/coffee maker with free bottle of water, trouser press, pillow menu, and high quality furniture.
Al Hamra Golden Tulip Dammam is a superior first class hotel , located at King Khalid Street, in the heart of Dammam city, within the banking, government headquarters and business centre, walking distance from the Cornish and the main shopping center, 42 km from King Fahad International Airport and 12 km from King Abdulaziz seaport, 15 km from Al Khobar City and 10 km from Dhahran and Saudi Aramco, 8 km from Rail Way station.
The hotel is offering 148 well-appointed new guestrooms including 18 suites, and Executive floor, very famous of its exotic food and various cuisines, several creative dining options including the ‘Mamma Mia” Italian Restaurant, “The Chinese”, “The Grill Room” Restaurant and “The Café Cappuccino”. In addition to authentic “Theme Nights” like “Sizzlers” (Saturdays), “Italian Night”(Sundays),”Tandoori Night” (Mondays), “Sea Food Nights” (Tuesdays &Wednesdays), “Lebanese Night ” (Thursdays), “Family Brunch” (Fridays) and other food specialties, besides the food festivals, round the clock room service and outside catering.
The conference facilities can accommodate up to 200 delegates, fully equipped with latest audio-visual facilities and High Speed Internet Connection. The health club including fully equipped-gymnasium, squash court, sauna, steam bath, billiards and table tennis, massage for relaxation is an other feature of the hotel facilities.
Besides, several other facilities the hotel provides to add comfort to their guests like on site laundry and dry cleaning, shaded car parking for 180 cars, foreign exchange currency, safety deposit boxes, News paper stands, non smoking rooms, in rooms satellite channels, children below 12 stay free and below 6 eat free while accompanying their parents, hotel-Airport transfers, city tour and sightseeing, and Airline reservations in addition to strict safety and security measures.
The hotel has launched recently few promotions to serve throughout the year 2005 like “ Room on wheel” jointly with AVIS rent-a-car , “Meeting Incentive Packages” and “Rewards Programe” to reward repeated guests, the “Privilege Club Card” for the restaurants and started providing transfers to/from Bahrain.For reservations or information, call Al Hamra Golden Tulip Dammam at + 96638333444 or visit us at www.goldentulipalhamra.com