Minor Hotels will take over the operation of the 216-room Mövenpick Hotel Deira in Dubai on July 1st.
The property will operate under the group’s dynamic AVANI Hotels & Resorts brand as the AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel.
This represents a milestone for Minor Hotels as the first AVANI hotel in the Middle East.
The change comes after the hotel’s parent company, Bin Sulayem Investments, signed a management agreement with Minor Hotels.
Located in one of the most diverse and culturally rich parts of the city, the property is ideally situated just four kilometres from Dubai International Airport and the world-famous Gold and Spice Souks.
Close to several shopping malls and the Dubai Metro offering ease of access to Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah Beach and Dubai Marina, the hotel is well-placed for guests to explore the city.
This upscale hotel offers 216 guest rooms and two unique dining concepts, meeting rooms, an outdoor pool and a fully equipped gym.
Robert Kunkler, chief operating, Minor Hotels, said: “This key acquisition to our portfolio allows Minor Hotels to take a strategic foothold in the Middle East for our fast expanding AVANI Hotels & Resorts brand in what is a vitally important market.
“We are thrilled to continue our excellent relationship with Bin Sulayem Investments.
“AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel will have the freedom to establish and maintain its individuality and distinct character while benefitting from being part of the Minor Hotels portfolio.”