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Nakheel and AccorHotels sign management deal for ibis hotel

Nakheel and AccorHotels have signed a management agreement for ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle, further strengthening their strategic partnership for Dubai hospitality projects.
Ali Rashid Lootah, the chairman of Nakheel, and Olivier Granet, managing director and chief operating officer for AccorHotels Middle East & Africa, signed the deal, which is the third collaboration between the two companies.
A month ago, Raffles was announced as the brand for the luxury hotel and residences at PALM360 on Palm Jumeirah, and Nakheel’s 251-room hotel at Dragon Mart, which opened in 2016, is also managed by AccorHotels, under the ibis Styles brand.
Located inside the eastern edge of the sprawling Jumeirah Village Circle community, the 252-room ibis hotel will provide an economy hospitality offering, with an all-day restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, cafe, fitness center, meeting room and car park. The hotel is expected to open in 2021.
Lootah said: “Our hospitality business continues to go from strength to strength, as we design and deliver a diverse range of hotels, resorts and serviced residences at key locations across Dubai, and partner with world-leading hotel brands to bring new hospitality concepts to the emirate. I am delighted to further reinforce our partnership with AccorHotels for the ibis hotel at Jumeirah Village Circle.”
Granet said: “We are thrilled with the collaboration. Following the recent announcement of the Raffles brand on the iconic Palm Jumeirah with PALM360, as well as our operation of ibis Styles Dragon Mart, we value this successful relationship and recognize Nakheel’s far-reaching vision of further enhancing Dubai as a world-class destination.
“ibis is by far the leading economy hotel brand in the region with 39 hotels and this project is a true testament to the strength of this offering in the Middle East.”

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