Downtown Dubai is getting a new Novotel hotel, courtesy of an agreement between Acropole Holdings and France’s AccorHotels. Construction of the 266-room Burj Khalifa Street property is slated to begin in February 2017.
“I am certain that through our expertise in the hospitality industry combined with Acropole Holdings’ vast experience across a number of real estate development projects in the Middle East and Africa; we will be able to create a unique and differentiated offering for guests looking for greater options and variety in the Downtown Dubai area,” said Olivier Granet, managing director and COO AccorHotels Middle East.
Novotel Downtown Dubai is expected to open prior to Expo 2020, which has been a driving force behind hotel development throughout the Emirate. Accor currently has five other Novotels in operation and in the pipeline in Dubai.
Over the summer, Action Hotels announced plans to open the Novotel Dubai Creek on land the company purchased through a 50/50 joint venture with Sheikh Mubarak Al Sabah, a shareholder in the company. The hotel is slated to open in early 2018.
The company’s overall Middle East portfolio has 87 hotels with 26,300 rooms. A further 80 hotels and 24,000 rooms under development.