Emirates Group brings leading UK hotel chain to Dubai Investments Park
Dubai Investments Park (DIP) has announced the signing of a landmark agreement with the Emirates Group to bring the UK’s leading hotel chain, Premier Travel Inn, to its premises. The 300-room hotel, to be built on an area of 6,840 sq. meters will be known under the brand name, Premier Travel Inn, and will be the first Premier Travel Inn property outside the UK.
Premier Travel Inn will offer business and leisure travelers to the UAE high quality budget hotel accommodation, with room rates expected to be in the region of Dhs 400. The Premier Travel Inn brand is being launched in the UAE following a joint venture agreement between Emirates Group and Whitbread PLC, that was announced in April 2006. Construction of the hotel is scheduled to commence late this year and is expected to be completed in late 2007.
Patrick Dempsey, Managing Director, Premier Travel Inn, said: “The fact that the hotel in Dubai Investments Park will be our first property outside the UK is a reflection of our confidence in the Dubai market and, in particular in Dubai Investments Park, as an attractive place to do business.”
Omar Al Mesmar, General Manager, Dubai Investments Park, said: “The decision to set up a renowned hotel chain like Premier Travel Inn in Dubai Investments Park underlines the prominence of the Park in the UAE’s fast-growing business environment. This hotel will help meet the ever-increasing demand for quality hotel accommodation in Dubai, and complements our strategy to provide the highest level of infrastructure facilities and services. We also greatly appreciate the effort and dedication of Emirates Group to bring the Premier Travel Inn brand to the UAE, and we assure them of our complete support to ensure the success of this venture.”
Stewart Angus, Senior Vice President, Associated Companies, Emirates group, said: “Premier Travel Inn will bring a refreshing combination of service quality and value-for-money to hotel guests staying in Dubai. We are very pleased to be working with Premier Travel Inn and Dubai Investment Park on this exciting development in the UAE market. In all, we have identified three initial sites in Dubai to build Premier Travel Inn hotels, which means we will be creating over 800 quality new rooms for business and leisure travelers in the Emirate.”
Premier Travel Inn is UK’s largest hotel chain with more than 470 budget hotels and over 31,000 rooms, and is renowned for providing high quality service and part of Whitbread PLC, the UK’s leading hospitality and leisure group, quoted on the London Stock Exchange.
The Emirates Group has had a presence in Dubai Investments Park since 2003, when it set up the Emirates Flight Catering Co. LLC, occupying two plots in Phase 2. One plot is used for a frozen meal facility, while the other is used for industrial laundry services.
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