Dubai master developer Nakheel has signed a letter of intent with Hilton Worldwide to manage a new 256-room hotel at Jumeirah Village Triangle.
Under the proposed agreement, the 18-storey hotel will be managed under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, Nakheel said in a statement.
A major new feature of Nakheel's upcoming Al Khail Avenue retail, dining and leisure hub, DoubleTree by Hilton will be directly linked to the mall's 350 shops, restaurants and entertainment outlets, it added.
The hotel will have 256 rooms, including four suites, an all-day restaurant, coffee shop, lounge, outdoor terrace, pool deck, gymnasium and car park, as well as a leisure club with preferential membership rates for residents of the Jumeirah Village Triangle community.
Nakheel awarded the AED1.5 billion contract to build the mall and hotel complex earlier this month. Construction will begin in October, with completion scheduled in 2019.
Nakheel's growing hospitality portfolio includes nearly 5,200 rooms across 14 hotels and serviced apartment complexes at various locations in Dubai, while its retail project portfolio - the biggest in the Middle East - has more than 16 million square feet of leasable space in operation or under development.
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