Millennium Airport Dubai adds 150 rooms
Dubai, October 30, 2013
Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has completed the current phase of its expansion programme, adding 150 new superior rooms to the existing inventory of 115.
The four-star hotel plans to add a further 75 club rooms and suites before the end of the year, making it a total of 341 bedrooms, said a statement.
Located on the first four floors of the extension, the 40-sq m superior rooms, designed for corporate travellers, features an executive working desk, 40-inch flat screen television, wifi internet access, coffee and tea-making facilities and a spacious bathroom with separate bath and walk-in shower.
Simon Moore, general manager, said: “These additional rooms, not only increase the number of guests we can accommodate, but by offering the very latest in technology, design and guest comfort, they also enable us to compete more effectively for greater market share.”
The extension will also feature three new food and beverage outlets by the end of the year, a ballroom and meeting facilities, which should open early next year, he said.
Hospitality Consultant TRI measured Dubai’s hotel occupancy levels during the first half of this year at 86 per cent, and forecasted a 11 per cent increase for the full year 2013 compared with the previous year.
“With our location close to Dubai Airport, we are ideally situated to take advantage of the increasing numbers of stopover passengers, short stay leisure visitors and of course business guests quite literally on ‘flying visits’,” said Moore.
Regarding the significant outdoor space that has also been renovated, Moore added: “With the cooler temperatures putting outdoor events back on the agenda, our al fresco venues are a major driver for banqueting business, giving us an added value edge, especially for the MICE market.”
Its outdoor area features a 503-sq m Oasis Pool and Bar, that has been re-landscaped to offer an enhanced experience for large scale events for between 150 and 600 guests.
It is also complemented by the Terrace area, which cumulatively incorporates the spaces used by the hotel’s three dining and entertainment outlets – Cactus Jack’s, Biggles pub and Gozo Garden – with a combined capacity for 550 guests. - TradeArabia News Service