Dubai Properties (DP) and Hilton Worldwide have announced an agreement to build a DoubleTree by Hilton at the mixed-use Bay Square development in Business Bay.
The 238-room hotel is expected to open early 2017 and would be the third DoubleTree by Hilton in the UAE.
The hotel is DP’s second to be announced in recent months, with a new Anantara hotel in the Culture Village district also expected to open in 2017.
“We are confident that this new hotel will be a key feature of Bay Square whilst enhancing the hospitality offering of the wider Business Bay and Downtown district,” Dubai Properties chief officer of urban planning and infrastructure Mohammed Al Habbai said.
Hilton Worldwide Middle East and Africa president Rudi Jagersbacher said the hotelier was continuing to increase its portfolio to help meet Dubai’s goal of doubling tourism numbers to 20 million by 2020.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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