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Nakheel awards AED184.5 million construction contract for new hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall

March 23, 2017 Hotel Developments No Comments Email Email

Dubai master developer Nakheel today awarded a construction contract worth AED184.5 million for a second hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall. 

Dubai-based Parkway International Contracting LLC has been appointed to build the 375-room hotel, which has a total project value of AED240 million. It forms part of Nakheel’s AED3 billion hospitality expansion under which the developer is bringing 16 new hotels and serviced apartment complexes – with 5,300 rooms – to Dubai.

The new hotel, to be operated by Thailand’s Minor Hotel Group under its AVANI brand, complements Nakheel’s first hotel at Ibn Battuta – a 372-room Premier Inn that opened last October.

With a built-up area of 278,000 sq ft, the 15-floor AVANI Ibn Battuta Mall features an all-day restaurant, pool, gym and car park for 135 vehicles. It is located next to the recently-opened link connecting the mall to the Dubai Metro.

The hotel is part of a large-scale, phased expansion at Ibn Battuta that will turn the already highly-popular retail hub into a sprawling mixed-use community.

Last year Nakheel opened 150 new shops and the first hotel at the mall, and last month the company Nakheel announced AED850 million-worth of new projects including a 55-floor residential tower, a 16-screen dine-in cinema complex and a 600-space car park. When complete, the complex will have 2.2 million sq ft of shop space, 810 apartments and 747 hotel rooms.

Nakheel’s 16-strong hospitality portfolio includes hotels and serviced apartment buildings – from luxury to more modest accommodation – at locations across Dubai:

Location Type Rooms Partner/Operator Status
Dragon City Hotel 251 Accor – ibis Styles Operational
Dragon City Hotel 295 Whitbread – Premier Inn Construction starting Q2 2017
Ibn Battuta Mall Hotel 372 Whitbread – Premier Inn Operational
Ibn Battuta Mall Hotel 375 Minor – AVANI Construction starting Q2 2017
Palm Jumeirah (The Palm Tower) Hotel 289 Starwood – St Regis Under construction
Palm Jumeirah

(Palm 360)

Hotel x 2 110 (total) To be confirmed Design stage
Jumeirah Village Hotel 256 Hilton – DoubleTree (MoU) Under construction
Deira Islands Resort 800 JV – Nakheel/RIU Agreement signed
Deira Islands Resort 550 JV – Nakheel/Centara Under construction
Deira Islands Hotel x 4 1,000 (total) To be confirmed Design stage
Deira Islands Serviced apts x 2 1,000 (total) To be confirmed Design stage
TOTALS   5,298  

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