Accor, Khamas Group sign two new MGallery hotels in Dubai

The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery, UAE. Photo credit: AccorHotels Group (The MGallery Bur Dubai is slated to open in August 2018 while the MGallery Dubai Business Bay will open in 2021.)

AccorHotels Group has signed two agreements with investor and operator Khamas Group to open MGallery hotels in Dubai—the MGallery Dubai Business Bay and the MGallery Bur Dubai. 

The 144-room MGallery Dubai Business Bay will be next to the Marasi Business Bay development, which is slated to open soon along with the leisure projects, including the Dubai Design District and Dubai Canal. The hotel, which is scheduled to open in 2021, will share the building with the Mama Shelter Dubai, which was designed by architect Franklin Azzi and interior designer Thierry Gaugain. The Mama Shelter, which AccorHotels and Khamas Group signed in May 2017, is expected to open in 2020.

Ahead of the MGallery Dubai Business Bay, the 165-room MGallery Bur Dubai is slated to open this coming August, rebranded from an existing hotel. The Bur Dubai property will be near heritage attractions, including the Dubai Gold Souq and the Al Fahidi Historical District, and new developments, including La Mer, City Walk, Al Seef and The Pearl Jumeirah. 

The brand launched in the region with The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery last year. Accor’s other 31 hotels in the city operate under the Sofitel, Ibis, Ibis Styles, Fairmont, Mercure, Raffles, Pullman, Swissotel, Aparthotel Adagio and Rixos flags. In total, AccorHotels has more than 70 hotels open and in the development pipeline across the UAE. In the MENA region, the company has more than 300 hotels with 80,000 guestrooms in 30 countries.