Hotel giant Hilton has signed a management agreement with AW Rostamani Group to develop an upscale DoubleTree by Hilton property in Bur Dubai.
DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Al Mankhool will join 11 hotels currently operating or in the pipeline for the brand in the UAE, and represents a first entry into the hospitality industry for the family-owned AW Rostamani Group.
“Since we introduced DoubleTree by Hilton to the UAE four years ago, the brand has been a real success story and is now one of the fastest growing in the market,” said Carlos Khneisser, vice president of development, Middle East & North Africa, Hilton.
“We look forward to working with AW Rostamani Group to bring about a new and unique offering for travelers looking to experience staying in the heart of Dubai’s traditional, cultural district.”
Construction is already underway on the mixed-use development, which will house the property, he added.
Nestled within the portion of Dubai commonly referred to as the city’s ‘Old Town’, the hotel will feature 327 rooms with 131 serviced apartments.
Khalid Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani, chairman of AW Rostamani Group, said: “Bur Dubai’s rich cultural history offers the ideal location for the new hotel project, and will provide us with another platform to continue enriching customer’s lives. Hilton serves as an ideal partner in managing our project, and it is a pleasure to be working alongside the internationally-renowned brand.”
The hotel will also include five food and beverage outlets, two outdoor pools, and fitness and business centres.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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