Minor Hotels Announce the First NH Collection Brand in UAE
NH Collection La Suite Hotel, Dubai to open in the latter part of 2023.
Photo caption left to right: Shamis Al Dhaheri – Group Managing Director, Ali & Sons, Amir Golbarg – Senior Vice President Operations, Middle East & Africa, Minor Hotels, HE Ali bin Khalfan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri – Founder/Chairman of the Family Council, Ali & Sons, Dillip Rajakarier – Group CEO, Minor International & CEO, Minor Hotels, Saeed Al Dhaheri – Managing Director – Investments, Ali & Sons, Ramine Behnam – Vice President Development, Minor Hotels, Atef Ashour – Chief Financial Officer – ABK Investments
Bangkok, October 2022: Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator, and investor, currently with a portfolio of 530 hotels and resorts in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean, announces an upcoming addition to its portfolio in Dubai. Part of the 46-storey mixed-use Sidra Tower development on the city’s Sheikh Zayed Road, NH Collection La Suite Hotel, Dubai is the first NH Collection property to be announced in the United Arab Emirates.
With 265 keys, NH Collection La Suite Hotel, Dubai will offer a wide range of accommodation options, including guest rooms, suites and one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Among the featured facilities are an all-day dining outlet, lobby lounge, kids’ club, meeting spaces, a gym and recreational spaces, along with leasable retail areas. The property 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.
Centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the main thoroughfare running through Dubai, the property has been operating since 2010 in Sidra Tower, which also includes offices, retail shops and restaurants. It is adjacent to the upscale residential cluster of Dubai Marina and Media City, home to diverse news and tech companies, with The Palm Jumeirah also in close proximity. Dubai International Airport is approximately 20 minutes away, while the surrounding Al Sufouh area is close to the headquarters of major international firms and the American University of Dubai.
The addition of the property signals Minor Hotels’ ongoing commitment to expanding NH Hotel Group’s brands outside of their traditional areas of operation in Europe and the Americas and to offer travellers elevated comfort in strategic locations in core international destinations. Designed to appeal to both leisure and business travellers, NH Collection stands for meticulous attention to detail, outstanding services, premium innovative products, as well as offering access to state-of-the-art technology.
NH Collection La Suite Hotel, Dubai is owned by His Excellency Ali bin Khalfan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, the Founder - Chairman of ABK Investments and Ali & Sons Holding, an Emirati family-owned conglomerate with a strong presence in the hospitality, automotive, commercial, oil and gas, retail, construction, property management, manufacturing, and information technology industries.
Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, commented, “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, the 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.”
“ABK Investments always strives to provide solutions that will cater to our customer needs. 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.” Saeed Al Dhaheri, Managing Director – ABK Investments.
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.
About Minor Hotels:
Minor Hotels is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with more than 530 hotels in operation. Minor Hotels passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, Avani, Oaks, Tivoli, M Collection, NH Collection, NH, nhow, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International properties, Minor Hotels operates in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe, South America and North America.
With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, Minor Hotels pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.
For more information, please visit www.minorhotels.com.
About Ali & Sons:
Ali & Sons is a pioneering force that has been instrumental in shaping the direction and development of the UAE’s economy through its diverse, dynamic, and high-end offerings.
Since its establishment, Ali & Sons has remained determined to deliver innovative solutions, modern and original products and services with technologically advanced resources that enable sustainable and positive outcomes.
The conglomerate holds a solid presence across a vast scope of sectors such as Automotive, Energy & Industrial, Real Estate, Retail, Investments, and others.