Nakheel, Accor ink third hotel management deal for Dubai

Nakheel's Jumeirah Village, where the developer will construct the new ibis hotel

Nakheel and AccorHotels have signed their third hotel management deal for the Dubai market. The two groups will develop the ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle, which is slated to open in 2021. 

The upcoming ibis hotel will have 252 guestrooms on 16 floors once it is complete on the eastern side of the Jumeirah Village Circle community. It is one of the 17 hotel projects with about 6,000 new guestrooms and serviced apartments Nakheel has lined up for the emirate in an expansion program totaling Dh5 billion. The pipeline’s projects are set to be developed in Palm Jumeirah, the Deira Islands, Jumeirah Village and Dragon City. 

Two of these projects are complete and running while the others are in various stages of development. One of the two already operational hotels is the 251-room ibis Styles Dubai Dragon Mart Dubai Hotel, which opened in Nakheel's Dragon Mart in 2016 under Accor's management. Nakheel's second operational hotel from this plan is at Ibn Battuta Mall.  


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Nakheel and AccorHotel just recently signed the Raffles The Palm Dubai hotel and Raffles Residences at the PALM360 tower last month. The property is slated to open in 2021 as the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah. The 853-foot beachfront tower will have 125 guestrooms and suites and 359 branded residences with 16 branded penthouses The property will also be close to Nakheel's The Palm Promenade, The Pointe and Nakheel Mall.
AccorHotels has a portfolio of 34 hotels in Dubai. These include the Hotel Raffles Dubai, Hotel ibis One Central, Hotel ibis World Trade Center Dubai, Hotel ibis Styles Dubai Jumeira, Hotel ibis Dubai Deira City Centre, Hotel ibis Dubai Al Rigga, Hotel ibis Dubai Mall of the Emirates and Hotel ibis Dubai Al Barsha.  

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