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Al Habtoor Group denies any link or relationship with Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises
16-JAN-2019

In an official statement, released to the media, Al Habtoor Group announced its wish to clarify that the Group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (AKA Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al Habtoor, founder and owner of Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“We want to clarify to anyone that might have the impression that the two entities are linked, that they are not in any way connected. Any actions or business decisions taken by Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”

Habtoor Hospitality owns and operates 14 world-class hotels; seven locally in the United Arab Emirates and seven abroad. The portfolio includes:

In Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  • Habtoor Grand Resort, in Dubai Marina
  • Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
  • Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts in Dubai, UAE
  • V Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton in Dubai UAE
  • Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City, UAE
  • Al Habtoor Polo Resort, in Dubai, UAE
  • Metropolitan Hotel Dubai in the UAE

Overseas

  • Ritz-Carlton Budapest, Hungary
  • InterContinental Budapest, Hungary
  • Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna in Austria
  • Hilton London Wembley, in the United Kingdom
  • The President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – A Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, in the United States of America.
  • Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand in Lebanon
  • Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace in Lebanon

The Al Habtoor Group, founded in 1970 by the Chairman Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, is one of the UAE's most respected and successful businesses. It operates in the UAE and international markets, proudly waving the Emirati flag in many cities around the globe including London, Vienna, Budapest, Beirut and Springfield, Illinois. It employs thousands of highly-qualified, experienced professionals. The name of the Al Habtoor Group has become synonymous with dynamic growth, evidenced by its commitment to develop and grow businesses in multiple sectors, through its involvement in the hotel, automotive, real estate, education, insurance and publishing sectors. www.habtoor.com