Accor to operate DWTC District hotel
Dubai, June 17, 2014
Accor HotelServices Middle East, one of the leading hospitality groups, will operate the largest economy hotel in the Middle East at the Dubai World Trade Centre District, a new commercial development in the heart of Dubai’s business district.
This new hotel further strengthens Accor’s long-standing partnership with Dubai World Trade Centre, which has been home to the ibis Dubai World Trade Centre hotel since 2003, said the company.
Strategically located next to the largest exhibition centre in the Middle East, with easy access to both Sheikh Zayed Road and the World Trade Centre metro station, the ibis hotel forms part of Dubai World Trade Centre District’s first phase of development.
With 588 rooms, the hotel will target a wide mix of international and regional business, leisure and MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) travellers coming to the UAE. It will offer three meeting rooms, a bar and the ibis WOK & Co. restaurant which offers well-balanced meals for travellers on the move.
Construction of the ibis Dubai World Trade Centre District hotel is scheduled to begin in Q2 2014, with completion due in the final quarter of 2015, in line with the delivery of the first phase of the Dubai World Trade Centre District development.
The hotel is expected to open in Q1 2016. As the second ibis hotel at Dubai World Trade Centre, and Accor’s third property near the site, the new ibis hotel brings the number of Accor rooms in the district to 1,210, and further consolidates Accor’s leadership in the economy segment in the region.
“I am delighted that this new ibis hotel reinforces our successful partnership with Dubai World Trade Centre, strengthens the ibis brand in the region and confirms Accor as one of the fastest growing hospitality groups in the Middle East,” said Christophe Landais, chief operating officer for Accor HotelServices Middle East.
Accor Middle East’s current network of 65 hotels with more than 15,600 rooms in the Middle East includes 14 ibis hotels accounting for over 3,000 guest rooms, and 10 more ibis hotels comprising in excess of 2,500 rooms are currently under development across the region. - TradeArabia News Service