March 4, 2013
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Cristal Group, a premier luxury hospitality company in the Middle East, today (March 4, 2013) announced the signing to reopen the landmark Ishtar Hotel, now renamed the Cristal Grand Ishtar Hotel. One of the tallest buildings in Baghdad, Iraq, the 20-storey property features 307 rooms and suites, comprising of 92 Standard King rooms, 111 Standard Twin rooms, 62 Deluxe rooms, 40 Junior suites and 2 Presidential suites.
Cristal Grand Ishtar Hotel also features four food and beverage outlets including Al Warkaa fine dining restaurant, Dananeer all day dining, Larsa café and a lobby lounge within a 5 storey atrium. The hotel offers luxurious conference and meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology, a business center, spa, gym facilities and outdoor pool.
“It is our honor to be the first international hotel operator in Baghdad in over 20 years and to be managing the prestigious Cristal Grand Ishtar Hotel, where extensive development is underway. We see it as the beginning, and we look forward to being part of Iraq’s growth and development. We invite business travelers to come and stay at Cristal Grand Ishtar Hotel while in Baghdad and experience the same Cristal hospitality throughout your stay,” said Peter Blackburn, President & CEO of Cristal Group.
Cristal Grand Ishtar Hotel has a significant history in the city of Baghdad since opening in 1982. It has witnessed major happenings in the country and remains standing proud until today.