Hotel operator Accor Middle East announced that it has signed a management agreement with the Hiranandani Group to develop an ibis Styles hotel in Dubai.
The new three-star hotel, located alongside Business Bay Canal (currently under construction), will have 350 rooms and a view over Downtown Dubai.
Features include an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant and bar, lobby lounge, swimming pool, fitness center, and up to three meeting rooms.
Design of the ibis Styles Business Bay is under process, with completion expected in mid-2016, Accor said in a statement.
The hotel is aiming to attract the leisure segment from Downtown Dubai and the corporate segment from the Business Bay area.
“The hotel’s modern design, attractive facilities and great location will help to service the needs of Dubai’s leisure and corporate guests,” said Christophe Landais, COO for Accor HotelServices Middle East.
“Dubai’s Tourism 2020 aims to bring in 20 million visitors every year, and we are well-placed as regional leader in the midscale and economy segments to capitalise on the increasing demand this will create.”
Accor currently operates seven ibis-branded properties in the UAE.
“The ibis Styles in Business Bay represents the 10th ibis hotel under development, in addition to the 14 we currently operate in the Middle East. In Dubai alone, we currently operate 15 hotels, with ibis Styles Business Bay becoming the fifth under development in the emirate,” said Landais.
Accor Middle East currently operates 65 hotels with more than 15,800 rooms in the region and has 31 hotels under development. It aims to operate 100 hotels in the region within three years.