October 2014 – The Cristal Group is proud to announce the opening of its luxuriously modern 5-star property, Cristal Erbil Hotel. Conveniently located in one of Erbil’s Landmark buildings alongside the 100m ring road, with just a 15-minute drive away from the airport.

Cristal Erbil Hotel features 100 luxurious rooms and suites, entirely conceived to cater to all of your needs. Ruby Queen (38m2), Amber King (46m2), Quartz Junior Suite (60m2), Emerald Executive Suite (60m2), and the one-bedroom Diamond Suite (94m2), are all fully equipped with the latest in technology and comfort,redefining the lavish hotel experience. Cristal Erbil Hotel offers a 24/7 room service, a mini bar and a safety deposit box, to high-speed internet, IP interactive telephones, 47 inch LED Smart TVs and individual climate-controlled air conditioning units; any accommodation unit you choose is set to enhance the tranquility of your stay.

The Food & Beverage outlets have been designed to reflect the contemporary Cristal Brand and the local Kurdish culture. Viewz Restaurant’s Open Kitchen showcases seasonal, fresh produce and Chefs at work.The restaurant comprises 3 distinct intimate terrace areas that merge into each other creating a unique, and distinctly Erbilian atmosphere. The Shish Restaurant on-the-other-hand specialises in all types of Kurdish Kebabs and Taouks served with fresh Naan bread. The atmosphere is casual yet inspired by a busy Kurdish Style house that features the complete ‘Masgouf’ experience, which is a traditional Iraqi river fish slow cooked over an open fire pit. The guests can also relax and unwind at the Blendz Lobby Lounge with designer beers, upscale snacks, a giant video screen that showcases the English Premier League & other major sports events.Blendzis indeed a welcoming place to hang out and be seen.Apart from the 3 dining outlets, Cristal Erbil will launch a massive garden restaurant that can accommodate 1000 guests, perfect for outdoor parties & events.

As for the hotel’s recreation facilities, Cristal Erbil proudly introduces the Cristal spa, with world-class leisure and spa facilities that includes a multi-purpose gym, indoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi, separate male & female spa, relaxation room, steam & sauna, and treatment rooms.

Furthermore, with its sophisticated ballroom that can accommodate 300 guests and state-of-the-art conference rooms, Cristal Erbil Hotel is the ideal venue for meetings, business gathering, parties, and events.Its state-of-the-art audio-video equipment, complemented by innovative and delightful coffee breaks are all designed to create a successful event.

Peter Blackburn, Cristal Group CEO, comments: “Cristal Erbil Hotel’s opening represents another significant step forward for the Group. It offers all the hallmarks of the Cristal brand from strategic location, stunning views to its bespoke service”.


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