The 203-room Shaza Amman will open on December 6 this year, according to the group’s hotel operations manager, Jamal Wick, who said it marked an important step in expansion plans that will take in four additional properties in three Middle East countries.

Speaking at Arabian Travel Market, he said that the Amman hotel would be the second Shaza hotel to open after the Shaza Al Madina in Saudi Arabia.

“In 2015 we will open at The Wave development in Muscat, and then the following year we will launch hotels in Salalah and in central Doha,” he said.  “This will be followed in 2017 by a landmark property in Jeddah that will be connected on three floors to the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce building.”

The Shaza Amman will be part of a mixed use complex in the Jordanian capital, the nearest five-star hotel to the international airport, and will feature the city’s largest hammam and spa, two specialty restaurants and a ballroom with panoramic view.

It will have 45 suites, three Silk Floor executive floors, a rooftop garden cinema lounge, a theatre-style restaurant and another destination restaurant and a kids’ club.

Shaza Hotels is an independent five star hotel operator, supported by an affiliation with Kempinski  and Guidance Hotel Investment Company – Shaza’s regional financial partner. It is also a member of the Global Hotel Alliance.