A spotlight on ORA Developers’ distinctive hospitality ventures
12:53 - 29 November 2023
In addition to high-quality residential and commercial projects, ORA Developers is also well-known for its world-class hospitality ventures.
These are divided into two distinctive but equally high-quality brands, the timelessly luxurious Silversands brand and the modern premium Yi Hotel brand.
The company’s flagship project within the hospitality sector is the luxurious Silversands Grenada, situated on Grand Anse Beach.
Also in Grenada is ORA Developers’ Silversands Beach House, a small luxury boutique hotel, and the Port Louis Entertainment Hub.
Yi Hotel Mykonos, on the popular Greek island, has also become a first choice for travellers looking for somewhere special to stay. Still under development, Silversands Mykonos is certain to be just as popular once complete.
Looking at the company’s hospitality projects in more detail, we see that Silversands Grenada was designed with nature as the main inspiration. It has also made technology an important part of its offering to guests.
Using technology to further upgrade the guests’ experience is something that ORA Developers’ CEO and Chairman Naguib Sawiris has pointed out in the third episode of a five-episode series documenting the company’s trailblazing activities and many achievements, entitled ‘A Journey Through Time,’ and which can be watched at the end of this article.
Sawiris notes that guests can download a software application on their arrival in Grenada which allows them to open the doors of their rooms and suites through a click on their phones, select the music played, control their lights and blinds, order room service, and even see who is ringing their doorbell while they relax on the beach and decide to let them in or not.
Facilities for those staying in the 43 rooms and suites at Silversands Grenada also include but are not limited to a full-service spa, a fitness centre, flavourful dining options including two globally inspired restaurants, and a 100-metre pool, which is the longest in the Caribbean.
Also in Grenada, Silversands Beach House features 28 rooms, each with uniquely designed and distinct architectural canopies. Guests can choose between cliffside or beach side rooms. Situated on Portici Beach, behind a protective cliff face, the venue’s guests can also enjoy a meal at the Baldachino restaurant or indulge in treatments at the Velarium spa.
ORA Developers’ current hospitality sector offerings in Grenada also includes Port Louis Entertainment Hub where the facilities including an outdoor pool, bar and cafe, and a selection of shops.
In Greece there are two choices of high-quality accommodation ORA Developers currently offer on the island of Mykonos, including Yi Hotel, Mykonos and Silversands Mykonos.
Guests staying in one of the 88 rooms at Silversands Mykonos can enjoy six unique resort pools and a floating rock bar, as well as the Oasis Spa. They are surrounded by modern décor with a Myconian flavour while indoors and magnificent vistas of whitewashed buildings the blue sea when outside.
The approach at Yi Hotel Mykonos is different but also enticing. Here, sustainability policies are at the core of the venue’s identity as it offers guests a pleasant, detox-oriented escape from their everyday life.
The resort has 41 guest rooms and suites while offering guests an intimate restaurant dining experience, a pool bar, a Spa, and a unique resort pool framed by the guest rooms, floating bridges, and ramps. Vegan guests and food lovers alike can look forward to all-day tasting menus and exclusive spa treatments. Live bands and upscale concierge services are additional attractions.
Known for his impeccable taste, ORA Developers’ CEO and Chairman Naguib Sawiris takes a personal interest in all his company’s projects including in the hospitality sector.
As Sawiris notes in the third ‘A Journey Through Time’ episode, ORA Developers has essentially built its own hospitality management company to run the venues, recruiting some of the best names in the industry.
As Sawiris stated, this will help ensure each property is properly staffed and managed to the high standards he expects.
It should be noted that ORA Developers’ hospitality sector offerings come in addition to its many other high-calibre residential and commercial properties. These currently include Ayia Napa Marina in Cyprus, Eighteen in Pakistan, ZED East, ZED West, Silversands North Coast, Solana, and Pyramid Hills in Egypt, and Grenada Silversands Villas.
Looking ahead, meanwhile, ORA’s entrance into the UAE market - in partnership with Q Holding to develop a smart and sustainable city in Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi - is its largest development and first footprint in the UAE region. It is also the largest real estate development in the history of the UAE’s private sector.
ORA envisions Abu Dhabi’s project to be an up-scale, sustainable, and comprehensive city of the future with a total area of 12.6 million SQM, which makes it equivalent to 65% of the area of Beirut and which makes ORA the only developer having this size of land in the UAE private sector, targeting both residents and tourists looking for a luxurious live-work-play community.
The waterfront development is located at a unique and central location, on the sandy beach between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, providing the opportunity to create a destination that bridges between both cities.
Watch the video below to learn more about Sawiris and ORA Development’s approach to the hospitality sector.