Hotel JAL Tower gears up for Dubai opening

Former unit of debt-laden Japan Airlines to open its first Dubai hotel by November-end
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JAL Hotels, a former unit of debt-laden Japan Airlines, is on track to open its first Dubai hotel at the end of the month (ITP Images)
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The 51-storey hotel is expected to be rated as a five-star facility and is currently being reviewed by Dubai authorities (ITP Images)
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The Tokyo-based operator said it hopes the 471-room Hotel JAL Tower Dubai, based on Sheikh Zayed Road, will bolster its existing Fujairah resort that has struggled to turn a profit (ITP Images)
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The company was established in 1970 as a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, which in January filed for bankruptcy with $26m of debt (ITP Images)
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A 79.6 percent stake in JAL Hotels was sold to Okura in September and JAL retains an 11.1 percent share (ITP Images)
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The luxury chain has no current plans to expand its Middle East operations, but would consider opportunities in Saudi Arabia (ITP Images)
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JAL Hotels operates 57 hotels around the world with a total of 17,985 rooms (ITP Images)
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