(01/11/22)  Minor Hotels has signed the first NH Collection hotel in the United Arab Emirates.

The NH Collection La Suite Hotel Dubai will be part of the 46-storey mixed-use Sidra Tower development on Sheikh Zayed Road, close to the headquarters of major international firms and the American University of Dubai, and approximately 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport (DXB).

Sidra Tower Dubai. Click to enlarge.

Sidra Tower Dubai

With 265 keys, the hotel will feature guest rooms and suites, as well as one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Facilities will include an all-day dining outlet, lobby lounge, kids’ club, meeting spaces, a gym and recreational spaces, along with leasable retail spaces.

The property, owned by His Excellency Ali bin Khalfan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, the Founder – Chairman of ABK Investments and Ali & Sons Holding, will be operated by Minor Hotels from Q1 2023 and will undergo an extensive renovation before being launched with the NH Collection flag later in 2023.

“ABK Investments always strives to provide solutions that will cater to our customer needs,” said Saeed Al Dhaheri, Managing Director – ABK Investments. “This property provides a destination that caters to family needs for their holidays or even long term stays when in Dubai. His Excellency Ali bin Khalfan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri is proud to have taken this positive step with Minor Hotels, supporting our Real Estate investment strategy in the tourism and the hospitality sector, and contributing to the overall growth of the UAE economy.”

Minor Hotels currently operates nine properties in Dubai and a total of 14 properties in the United Arab Emirates across its Anantara, Avani and Oaks brands.

The Thailand-based hotel owner, operator, and investor, currently has a global portfolio of 530 hotels and resorts in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, Americas, Africa and Indian Ocean.

Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, said, “This project offers an exceptional opportunity to establish the NH Collection brand in a prime location with great brand visibility on Dubai’s major thoroughfare – Sheikh Zayed Road. We are pleased to grow our strategic partnership with His Excellency Ali bin Khalfan Al Dhaheri to bring Minor Hotels’ urban brand with European roots to Dubai.”

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