Dariush Grand Hotel

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Dariush Grand Hotel
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The Dariush Grand Hotel
General information
TypeHotel, restaurant
LocationKish Island, Iran
Coordinates26°32′N 54°01′E / 26.53°N 54.02°E / 26.53; 54.02Coordinates: 26°32′N 54°01′E / 26.53°N 54.02°E / 26.53; 54.02
Construction started1994
Completed1999
Opening2005
Cost$600 million
OwnerSeyed Abdolreza Mousavi
Technical details
Floor count4
Floor area20,000 m2 (220,000 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators4
Design and construction
ArchitectHossein Sabet
DeveloperHossein Sabet

The Dariush Grand Hotel (Persian: هتل بزرگ داریوش‎) is a 185-room, $600 million, five-star hotel located on the eastern part of Kish Island in the Persian Gulf. It is named after Darius I, son in law of Cyrus the Great of Iran (Persia).

Establishment[edit]

Dariush Grand Hotel's architecture is inspired by Persepolis, a symbol of the ancient Persian architecture and the Achaemenid Empire of Iran. The hotel was designed and developed by Iranian entrepreneur Hossein Sabet, who also owns and manages several tourist attractions and hotels in the Canary Islands. The hotel was completed in 2003 and is owned by a number of companies.[citation needed]

Management[edit]

On 7 May 2004, it was announced that the Rezidor Hotel Group would manage the Dariush Grand Hotel for ten years, with the intention of rebranding the hotel as a Radisson SAS property in the future.[1] In 2006, Rezidor and the owner of the hotel agreed to cancel the contract. The general manager at the time was Sascha Kaiser, a German national. It is now owned by Seyed Abdolreza Mousavi, and is run by Hamidreza Makhmalbaf.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Payvand.com, Dariush hotel of Iran's Kish island becomes international, retrieved 30 April 2006
  2. ^ Hotel Dariush website. "Hotel Dariush website". Hotel Dariush website. Hotel Dariush website. Retrieved 9 April 2017.

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