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Hilton and AW Rostamani Group to develop 458-room hotel in Bur Dubai

Hilton and AW Rostamani Group to develop 458 room hotel in historic Bur Dubai (1)

Hilton has signed an agreement with AW Rostamani Group to develop an upscale DoubleTree by Hilton property in Bur Dubai. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Al Mankhool will join 11 hotels operating currently, or in the pipeline for the brand in the UAE. The construction for the property is already underway on the mixed-use development, which will house the property. Nestled within the portion of Dubai commonly referred to as the city’s ‘Old Town’, guests will be ideally located to enjoy attractions such as Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Creek and the range of lively souqs which characterise the area’s heritage. The hotel itself will contain 327 guestrooms with 131 serviced apartments. It will include five food and beverage outlets and two outdoor pools, and fitness and business centers situated on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street, within close proximity to two metro stations and Burjuman Shopping Mall. Carlos Khneisser, Vice President of Development — Middle East & North Africa, Hilton, said, “Since we introduced DoubleTree by Hilton to the UAE four years ago, the brand has been a real success story, and is now one of the fastest growing in the market. It offers the versatility to create a hospitality experience that fits an owner’s personal vision, supported by the established standards and global reach of an established brand. We look forward to working with AW Rostamani Group to bring about a new and unique offering for travellers looking to experience staying in the heart of Dubai’s traditional, cultural district.” Khalid Abdul Wahid Al Rostamani, Chairman, AW Rostamani Group, said, “DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Al Mankhool represents the expansion of the AWR Properties portfolio, whilst also supporting the leadership’s Dubai Plan 2021 …

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369-room Stella Di Mare hotel opens at Dubai Marina

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The new five-star hotel Stella Di Mare at Dubai Marina is now open to welcome its guests. The brand new property offers a wide range of top-class amenities for both travellers and the UAE residents, alongside six restaurants and bars. Stella Di Mare, meaning ‘the star of the sea’ in Italian, is ornate, elegant and designed to the highest-possible quality. The 369-room hotel offers art deco style suites, twin and king rooms, a fully-equipped spa with an extensive range of beauty treatments and stylish meeting venues. A true one-of-a-kind feature is the 1920-inspired grand ballroom, serving as the ideal venue for bigger events, occasions, and glamourous wedding receptions. Stella Di Mare brings a new dining hub to the south edge of the Marina. The property comprises 252 king rooms, 72 twin rooms and 45 suites, all of which are fully air-conditioned and fitted with high-speed Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, personal safe, mini-bar and 24-hour room service. The 550 sq metre roman bath-inspired spa offers a variety of treatments, including massages, facials and beauty therapies. There are separate male and female saunas, a steam room, an indoor jacuzzi and a stunning outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool. The health and wellness options also include an indoor gymnasium with a range of high-quality equipment, plus a salon offering hair, nail and other beauty treatments.

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Abu Dhabi welcomes more than 3.5 million hotel guests in 2017

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Hotel guests to all three regions of Abu Dhabi increased in total by 5 per cent in September as compared to the same month in the previous year, according to figures released by the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi. Increases for hotel guests have been recorded as 14 per cent in the Al Dhafra Region, 8 per cent in the Al Ain Region and 4 per cent in Abu Dhabi city with a total occupancy rate of 69 per cent. Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General, Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi, said, “Globally, we have invested heavily in marketing Abu Dhabi as a destination of distinction with an emphasis on its history, culture and heritage. Our strategy is to highlight Abu Dhabi as a wealth of natural and man-made attractions across all regions while providing luxurious yet affordable choices of accommodation.” While September saw a slight drop in domestic tourists into Abu Dhabi, the month was marked by a surge in Chinese hotel guests, recording an increase of 133 per cent in comparison to September 2016. India remained the largest international source market with more than 33,000 hotel guests during the month.

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