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AccorHotels plans 1,300 new UAE hotel rooms after Manazil deal

French operator signs four new management agreements with Manazil Group for projects in Dubai and Sharjah

AccorHotels plans 1,300 new UAE hotel rooms after Manazil deal

AccorHotels on Tuesday announced the signing of four new management agreements with Manazil Group for projects in Dubai and Sharjah.

Bringing over 1,300 new hotel rooms to the UAE, the partnership constitutes one of AccorHotels' largest in the UAE, with the hotel group set to operate five properties owned by Manazil Group.

The new project currently under construction in Sharjah is a new upscale hotel called Pullman Sharjah. In Dubai, a cluster of three properties located in Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) will combine an upscale Majlis Grand Mercure hotel, a midscale Mercure hotel and a midscale Adagio aparthotel.

Construction of the Pullman Sharjah is expected to be completed by 2018. The property will offer 188 rooms and suites, three lounge-cafés, an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, large meeting rooms, two health clubs, a spa, two indoor pools, one infinity indoor pool and a poolside juice bar.

In Dubai, the new trio-cluster of properties located at the Jumeirah Village Triangle will bring together a 164-room Majlis Grand Mercure, a 330-room Mercure and a 336-room Adagio. The hotels are expected to open in 2019.

Abdul Mohsen Al Hammadi, CEO of Manazil Group, said: "We are pleased to sign these hotel management agreements with AccorHotels for a range of properties being developed by us in Dubai and Sharjah... we are confident that this partnership between AccorHotels and Manazil Group will improve the services provided to our customers and enhance the efficiency of the operations in these hotels."

Jean-Jacques Dessors, chief operating officer of AccorHotels Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, added: "We are delighted with the signature of these four new hotels with Manazil Group. It reinforces our partnership and demonstrates the trust that Manazil Group has vested in the Accorhotels Group."

The announcement was made during a ceremony held in Marjan Island Resort & Spa in Ras Al Khaimah, a 299-key five-star resort owned by Manazil Group and managed by AccorHotels.

AccorHotels currently operates 76 hotels in the Middle East, encompassing over 18,500 rooms across the luxury to economy segments.

The Group has another 49 hotels under development in the region, bringing its total number of properties in operation and under development to 125 with just under 32,000 rooms.

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