Nakheel and Hilton sign deals for two new Dubai DoubleTrees

Nakheel and Hilton plan to debut the DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Al Khail Avenue at Jumeirah Village Triangle in 2019.

Dubai-based developer Nakheel and Hilton have signed two deals to open 704 new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel rooms and serviced apartments in Dubai.

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Al Khail Avenue at Jumeirah Village is already under construction and will open in 2019. It is attached to Al Khail Avenue, a new retail and dining location by Nakheel Malls, also opening in 2019. The hotel will have 254 guestrooms and four suites.

The proposed DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Residences Deira Islands is a twin-tower complex with 250 hotel rooms and 200 serviced apartments. The hotel, opening in 2020, is being designed for the new Deira Boulevard community. The 22-tower complex on the Deira Islands waterfront includes residential, retail and commercial sites.

These new properties add to Hilton's portfolio of more than 500 upscale hotels with more than 117,000 rooms DoubleTree by Hilton operates in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents.

Both projects are part of Nakheel’s $1.36-billion hospitality expansion, bringing more than 5,800 new hotel rooms and serviced apartments through 18 projects to Dubai. Two hotels are in operation while the rest are at various stages of construction and development.

These two Hilton deals follow Nakheel's recent plans for a 304-room Premier Inn in Dragon City and a 550-room Deira Islands beachfront Centara resort, opening in 2019.