By Shilpa Mathai
Jumeirah International has announced that the World Trade Centre Hotel in Dubai will close shortly.
Hotel operators Jumeirah International confirmed that the hotel will close on May 15th 2004, and that all staff had been offered alternative positions in Jumeirah International Hotels. The hospitality company is developing a luxury apartment complex in its place.
The 36-storey apartment complex of one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, will open in the summer of 2007. On-site leisure facilities for residents renting apartments include a swimming pool and gymnasium and residents will be able to choose from a range of additional service facilities.
“We are looking forward to the completion of this project in 2007,” said Bill Walshe, corporate director of sales & marketing, Jumeirah International. “We anticipate a rush for what will become the best residential address in the heart of Dubai and are ready to start taking preliminary enquiries.”
The World Trade Centre Hotel first opened its doors in March 1978 as the Hilton Hotel.