Dubai master developer Nakheel and Thailand’s Minor Hotels have signed a management agreement for a new 372-room hotel to be constructed at Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai.
Under the agreement, signed by Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and William E Heinecke, founder, chairman and CEO of Minor International, the hotel will be managed under the vibrant Avani Hotels & Resorts brand, which offers guests relaxed comfort and contemporary style in city and resort destinations.
The 18-storey hotel – for which a construction contract will be awarded in February this year – is the second Nakheel hotel at Ibn Battuta and one of 16 in the developer’s hospitality project portfolio. Adjacent to the recently-opened Ibn Battuta Metro Link, which is directly connected to the mall, the hotel will feature a pool, spa, gym, all-day dining restaurant, coffee shop and parking.
Minor Hotels’ portfolio currently comprises more than 20,000 rooms across 156 hotels, resorts and serviced suites in 24 countries under the Anantara, Avani, Per Aquum, Oaks, Tivoli, Elewana, Four Seasons, Marriott, St Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International brands. More info