Nakheel, Hilton team up to bring 704 new hotel rooms to Dubai

Published May 1st, 2017 - 12:55 GMT
Nakheel has a Dh5 billion ($1.4 billion) hospitality expansion plan to bring over 5,800 new hotel rooms and apartments through 18 projects to Dubai. (Nakheel)
Nakheel has a Dh5 billion ($1.4 billion) hospitality expansion plan to bring over 5,800 new hotel rooms and apartments through 18 projects to Dubai. (Nakheel)

Dubai developer Nakheel has signed an agreement with Hilton to develop 704 new hotel rooms and serviced apartments in Dubai.

The two companies signed a management agreement for Nakheel’s 254-room property at Jumeirah Village Triangle and a letter of intent for a new hotel and serviced apartment complex at Deira Islands.

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Both will operate under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand.

DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Al Khail Avenue at Jumeirah Village (announced previously) is already under construction with an expected opening date of 2019, a statement said.

The hotel will feature 254 rooms (including four suites), an all-day restaurant, coffee shop, lounge, outdoor terrace, pool deck, gymnasium, car park, and a leisure club with preferential membership rates for residents of the Jumeirah Village Triangle community.

The DoubleTree by Hilton at Jumeirah Village, planned for 2019, is directly linked to Al Khail Avenue, Nakheel’s new retail and dining destination, also opening in 2019.

Read more: Hilton Powers GCC Hotel Expansion

The proposed DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Residences Deira Islands will be a twin tower complex with 250 hotel rooms and 200 serviced apartments. It is currently being designed, with anticipated delivery by 2020.

It will be part of Nakheel’s Dh5 billion Deira Boulevard – a 22-tower residential, retail and commercial hub in the Deira Islands waterfront city.

Both the projects are part of Nakheel’s Dh5 billion hospitality expansion, as part of which the developer plans to bring over 5,800 new hotel rooms and serviced apartments through 18 projects to Dubai.

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Two hotels are in operation – including a 372-room Premier Inn in Ibn Battuta Mall and a 251-room ibis Styles at Dragon Mart, with the rest at various stages of construction and development.

Some of the other planned hotels include an Avani hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall, Premier Inn at Dragon City, St Regis property at the Palm Tower, Palm 360, RIU beachfront resort at Deira Islands and Centara beachfront resort and waterpark, also at Deira Islands.

By Aarti Nagraj


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