Spain’s NH Hotels to step into Middle East market this year

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Spain-based multinational hotel company NH Hotels will make its debut in the Middle East with the opening of NH Dubai The Palm later this year.

NH Dubai The Palm, which is currently in the final stages of construction, will open its doors in December. Located on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, the new-build 533-key property will be part of Seven Hotel & Apartments, a mixed-use development consisting of a hospitality tower and a residential tower.

The hotel will be conveniently located on The Palm’s main trunk, next to The Palm’s largest mall and close to The Pointe’s Palm Fountain, which was recently unveiled as the world’s largest fountain. Dubai’s other major tourist attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and Dubai Marina are all within easy reach.

The new 14-storey property will provide 227 hotel guest rooms and suites, in addition to 306 serviced apartments. The facility will include multiple restaurants and bars, three spa treatment rooms, a children’s club and four meeting rooms along with fully equipped gym.

NH Dubai The Palm is owned by luxury real estate and hospitality developer Seven Tides, with a portfolio including Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort and Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate.

Dillip Rajakarier
Dillip Rajakarier
CEO – Minor Hotels

“We are thrilled to be bringing NH Hotels to the Middle East and launching in Dubai is a great fit for the brand. The hotel will perfectly complement the existing portfolio of hotels Minor operates within the city, alongside Anantara, Avani and Oaks, widening the offering available for our guests. We look forward to bringing this exciting new hotel to the market working alongside our partners Seven Tides.”

Abdulla bin Sulayem, CEO of Seven Tides said, “We have built a close working relationship with Minor over the past eight years, initially with the launch of Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort in 2013. Being a mid to upscale brand, NH will complement the Anantara and provide cross-marketing opportunities along with the five-star Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, another Seven Tides property that is under Minor management.”

NH Dubai The Palm will be the first of the NH Hotels’ properties to open in the Middle East, joining a portfolio of over 240 brand properties known for their high-quality services and amenities. NH Hotels can be found in the best city locations across Europe, in South and Central America and in the Caribbean, effortlessly connecting guests with key corporate and leisure destinations.

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