Cristal Group and Harco Erbil have formed a partnership to operate Erbil's first Emerald Hotel. It is the company's second property opening in Erbil and third overall in iraq.
Crsital Group COO Mr. Kamal Fakhoury stated, “Emerald is our Mid market brand and we are proud to debut it in Kurdistan within the Lebanese Village development that will in fact be the first signature property to carry the Emerald flag. Erbil is an attractive hub for business as well as leisure travelers and is one of the safest destinations in Iraq. We are extremely grateful to HARCO Erbil for having given us the opportunity to manage Emerald Erbil and are confident it will be a great new addition to the existing range of accommodation options in the city.”
Mr Hariri of Harco Erbil then said, “The Lebanese Village is a very significant project for us and we are pleased to work with the Cristal Group on this exciting new development. At the moment we are witnessing remarkable growth in tourism in Kurdistan that has resulted in increasing demand for quality mid-market hotels and we are confident, Emerald Erbil will establish itself as a preferred choice in the sector”.
The property in which the Emerald Hotel will sit will be part of a 240,000 sq.m development property which will not only have the hotel but dining, retail, spa and meeting centre.
Phase 1 of the hotel is scheduled to be ready for business on September 1, 2016.
Harco Erbil is sister company of Hariri Construction and Contracting.