Nakheel picks ibis to run new Dubai economy hotel

ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle is set to open in 2021 after deal with AccorHotels
By Staff writer
Sat 13 Jan 2018 01:14 AM

Master developer Nakheel and AccorHotels have signed a management agreement for ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle, which is expected to open in 2021.

The agreement, signed by Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Olivier Granet, managing director and chief operating officer for AccorHotels Middle East & Africa, is the third collaboration between the two companies.

A month ago, Raffles was announced as the brand for the luxury hotel and residences at PALM360 on Palm Jumeirah, and Nakheel’s 251-room hotel at Dragon Mart, which opened in 2016, is also managed by AccorHotels, under the ibis Styles brand.

The new 252-room ibis hotel will provide an economy hospitality offering, with an all-day restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, café, fitness centre, meeting room and car park.

Lootah, said: “Our hospitality business continues to go from strength to strength, as we design and deliver a diverse range of hotels, resorts and serviced residences at key locations across Dubai, and partner with world-leading hotel brands to bring new hospitality concepts to the emirate.”

Granet added: “We are thrilled with today’s announcement of ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle, in collaboration with our trusted partner, Nakheel. 

“ibis is by far the leading economy hotel brand in the region with 39 hotels and this project is a true testament to the strength of this offering in the Middle East.”

The JVC hotel is one of 17 projects in Nakheel’s AED5 billion hospitality expansion programme, under which some 6,000 new rooms and hotel apartments will be delivered across Dubai. Two are already operational, with the rest at various stages of construction and development.

Around 30,000 people currently live at Jumeirah Village Circle, with a predicted population of more than 300,000 when the 560-hectare master community is fully complete.

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Last Updated: Sat 13 Jan 2018 12:36 AM GST

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