Dubai developer Nakheel has selected France’s Accor to manage a new hotel in Jumeirah Village Circle.
The 252-room property on the eastern edge of the Dubai district will come under the Ibis brand when it opens in 2021.
Features across the 16 floors include an all-day dining restaurant, café, fitness centre, meeting room and car park.
“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. I am delighted to further reinforce our partnership with AccorHotels for the ibis hotel at Jumeirah Village Circle,” said Nakheel Chairman, Ali Rashid Lootah.
The agreement is the second signed between Nakheel and Accor in recent months after the two announced that the Raffles brand would manage a luxury hotel at the twin-tower PALM360 project on the Palm Jumeirah.
The French hospitality firm also manages a 251-room hotel at the developer’s Dragon Mart shopping centre under the Ibis Styles brand.
Nakheel has 17 projects under a Dhs5bn ($1.36bn) hospitality expansion programme comprising 7,000 new rooms and hotel apartments.
Accor plans to nearly double its Middle East footprint with an additional 25,000 rooms in the pipeline on top of its current portfolio of 30,000 across 100 hotels.