ABOUT IFA HOTELS AND RESORTS
IFA Hotels & Resorts is a subsidiary of the Kuwait-based International Financial Advisors Company (IFA), with expanding tourism interests spanning Europe , the Middle East and Africa .
In South Africa , IFA is involved in a joint venture in the existing Zimbali Coastal Resort ( www.zimbali.co.za ) which covers 3.7 million square metres (370 Hectares) and the expansion of the resort will add a further 3.0 million square metres (300 hectares). It also recently agreed to purchase one of South Africa 's most exclusive hideaway resorts - the Zimbali Lodge (www.zimbalilodge.co.za ) from South African leisure operator Afrisun Kwa-Zulu Natal, which will continue to be managed by Sun International Management Limited. The move is further evidence of IFA's commitment to build and position Zimbali as an exclusive destination for the discerning international traveller.
In the Middle East , IFA Hotels & Resorts is the largest investor in The Palm, Jumeirah, a man-made island offshore Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.. These include: The Palm Hotel & Beach Resort with 300-rooms, with its five-star Palm Vacation Club on the island's trunk, a 1000 room five-star Hotel and Vacation Club on the island's crescent. In addition, the company is behind The Palm Residence , with more than 1000 apartments in three buildings Al Nabat, Al Haseer and The Palm Golden Mile.
The Golden Mile ( www.thepalmgoldenmile.com ) development, a joint-venture with Nahkeel , developers of The Palm, includes a shopping and residential complex which will cost US $300 million and will feature 780 luxury apartments as well as 220 boutique shops and restaurants. The project will overlook a 1.5 kilometre canalside Corniche which will transform it into one of the world's most sought-after Corniche-style shopping destinations.
The depth and strength of IFA places it in the forefront of companies engaged in the development of tourism projects, hotels and resorts in Europe , the Middle East and Africa . It is the force behind the management of the super-premium Sheraton Algarve Hotel and Pine Cliffs Resort (www.pinecliffs.com ) in Portugal; part of Starwood's Luxury Collection, and behind the Zanzibar Beach Hotel and Resort ( www.zanzibarbeachresort.com ) the largest destination resort on the historic spice island.
IFA Hotels & Resorts aims to link its resorts in The Palm, Jumeirah - Dubai , Zimbali-South Africa, Zanzibar and Portugal with future planned resorts in Lebanon . This will offer tourists in Europe , the Middle East and Africa a unique network linking the company's respective hotels, resorts, timeshare and residence club destinations.
To know more about IFA Hotels and Resorts, visit the website http://www.ifahotelsresorts.com