Construction begins on Accor's first 25hours hotel in Dubai

Once Central, Dubai World Trade Center, UAE. Photo Credit: Dubai World Trade Centre.(Image: Dubai World Trade Centre)

AccorHotels has chosen UAE-based construction group ASGC as the main contractor for the 25hours One Central hotel in Dubai. The contractor has already begun construction on the 434-room property in Dubai World Trade Centre's One Central mixed-use development.
The 25hours hotel, which is slated to open by 2020, will be the largest of the brand in the world at 434 guestrooms. 

The first two phases of the One Central development in Dubai's CBD are already complete. The site has commercial space, hotels, residences and a multi-purpose theater.

This will be AccorHotels' first 25hours hotel in the Middle East as well as the first outside of Europe. The group acquired a 30-percent stake in 25hours Hotels in 2016 to assist in developing the brand. Today, the brand's portfolio has ten hotels across six European cities, including Hamburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Zurich and Vienna. The hotel development pipeline has another three hotel projects planned for Cologne, Paris and Düsseldorf, which are scheduled to open in 2018.

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AccorHotels operates another 1,210 guestrooms in the Dubai World Trade Center complex, including Hotel ibis One Central, Hotel ibis World Trade Centre Dubai, Hotel Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai and Hotel Fairmont Dubai. The hotel group also has another 30 hotels in the emirate, including Hotel Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Hotel Raffles Dubai, Mercure Gold Hotel Al Mina Road Dubai, Hotel Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre, Hotel Rixos Premium Dubai JBR and Hotel ibis Style Dragon Mart Dubai.