Project to be opened by 2020 in Khairan

KUWAIT: Hamad Al-Marzouq and Al-Enezi with Al-Qertas and Fernandez during the signing ceremony

KUWAIT: Zain, the leading digital service provider in Kuwait, signed a partnership agreement with Al-Raghad and Al-Manar Real Estate Company to supply The House Hotel & The Gathering Mall project, to be opened by 2020 in Khairan, with the latest tech smart solutions.

The signing ceremony, held at Zain’s main headquarters in Shuwaikh, witnessed the attendance of Zain Kuwait’s Chief Enterprise Business Officer Hamad Al-Marzouq, Zain Kuwait’s Government and Large Segment Director Basima Al-Enezi, General Manager and owner of Al-Raghad and Al-Manar Real Estate Company Nezar Al-Qertas, Kerten Hospitality’s representative Jorge Fernandez, as well as Business Relations officers from the two companies.

The House Hotel & The Gathering Mall project, executed by Al-Raghad and Al-Manar Real Estate Company, is a real estate project to be opened by 2020 in Khairan. The project includes a mall and an 18-floor hotel, part of The House Hotel international group. Zain will supply the project with the latest tech smart solutions as per the highest international standards to cover multiple essential needs, including internal communications systems, low-voltage network, Wi-Fi network, electrical grid solutions, and much more.

Commenting on the partnership agreement, Zain Kuwait’s Chief Enterprise Business Officer Hamad Al-Marzouq said: “Today we are excited to sign this partnership agreement with Al-Raghad and Al-Manar Real Estate Company, which surely reflects our commitment in further pushing the digital transformation wheel in Kuwait by contributing to advance the business sector. We achieve this through empowering a smart life and an efficient business sector, as we consider ourselves an active partner in creating the future of smart life in Kuwait, especially that Zain is one of the biggest integrated digital service providers in the region”.

Al-Marzouq added: “Zain’s digital transformation journey began in 2017 with our partnership with the Ministry of Electricity and Water through the Smart Meters project, which we are still considered a main partner in its success today. In addition, early last year 2018, we launched the all-new Zain LIFE brand, which consists of a portfolio of flexible digital services that include an array of innovative services for consumers and businesses. Today we continue enriching Zain’s leadership in the Kuwaiti market and the region by signing this partnership”.

Al-Marzouq concluded: “there is no doubt that our participation in this project reflects the great role played by the private sector in achieving the country’s various developmental goals through empowering the business sector and the use of advanced technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Smart Cities solutions, and more. We look forward to the opening of this project by 2020, and we hope it adds a unique value to Kuwait’s tourism scene”.

The House Hotel & The Gathering Mall – of the Ireland-based Kerten Hospitality – will create a unique community that is vibrant with a fresh lifestyle in Khairan as an entertainment destination away from the city noise. The project will offer various experiences, including world-class designed swimming pools with exceptional services. The hotel will feature 46 suits over 18 floors specially designed for visitors with a distinct taste, as well as a unique boutique of international restaurants, entertainment halls, beauty shops, Spas, and more.

Zain’s strategy is centered around digital transformation leadership and empowering the community to enjoy a smarter portable lifestyle, as well as using advanced technology and Zain’s long experience to enable an easier and more flexible life.