AccorHotels, Nakheel partner to build new Ibis hotel in JVC

AccorHotels, Nakheel partner to build new Ibis hotel in JVC
The agreement, for the new Ibis hotel, was inked Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Olivier Granet, managing director and chief operating officer for AccorHotels Middle East & Africa.
Published: 10 January 2018 - 2:10 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

Master developer Nakheel and AccorHotels have signed a management agreement for the ibis Dubai Jumeirah Village Circle.

The new agreement is the third such between owner and operator, with the duo previously agreeing terms to develop the 260m-high Palm 360 on the Palm Jumeirah island in Dubai.

Meanwhile, Nakheel’s 251-room Ibis Styles hotel at Dragon Mart, which opened in 2016, was their first association in Dubai.

Located inside the eastern edge of the 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, café, fitness centre, meeting room and car park.

The hotel will span 11,705m2across 16 floors and is expected to open in 2021.

Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid 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.”

The JVC hotel is one of 17 projects in Nakheel’s $1.35bn (AED5bn) hospitality expansion programme, under which some 6,000 new rooms and hotel apartments will be delivered across Dubai in line with the Government of Dubai’s tourism vision.

Two are already operational, with the rest at various stages of construction and development.

Around 30,000 people currently live at Jumeirah Village Circle, with a predicted population of more than 300,000 when the 560-hectare master community is fully complete. 

JVC amenities include 33 landscaped parks and the upcoming Circle Mall and JVC community club, both of which are under construction and due to open in 2019.

In 2016, Nakheel completed a $5m (AED18.5m) road improvement scheme, which opened three new JVC entry and exit points from Hessa Street.

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