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Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Al Ghurair, a UAE-based conglomerate, has entered into a partnership with leading travel and lifestyle group, AccorHotels for launching the upper-upscale Swissôtel and Swissôtel Living in the Al Ghurair Centre in Dubai, UAE.
With over 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, along with more than 2,500 of the finest private homes around the globe under the AccorHotels banner, this is Swissôtel’s first entry into the UAE market.
Al Ghurair and AccorHotels will rebrand the existing luxurious hotel and hotel apartments adjoining Al Ghurair Centre to the upper upscale international brand. Temporarily, the hotel and hotel apartments will be managed by AccorHotels, under the name of Al Ghurair Hotel and Al Ghurair Living.
Sultan Al Ghurair, CEO of Al Ghurair Properties, said, “This landmark agreement, in partnership with AccorHotels, reflects Al Ghurair’s commitment and vision to working with best-in-class service providers and to attracting new brands to the UAE. We are proud to include international brands such as Swissôtel and Swissôtel Living as part of the Al Ghurair Centre experience to further complement 350 retail, dining and entertainment outlets. Since completion of the Mall extension we are now welcoming more than 21 million visitors a year and have exciting plans to introduce more concepts and attractions in the near future.”
He added, “With 58 real estate projects under development, the rebranding of Al Ghurair Centre’s hospitality offering is a key part of our vision to revitalize old Dubai.”
Sami Nasser, chief operating officer, Luxury Brands, AccorHotels Middle East said, “The Al Ghurair enterprise plays a leading role in driving Dubai’s growth as a global destination, and as such, the iconic Al Ghurair Centre is the ideal location to debut the city’s first Swissôtel & Swissôtel Living. Through this rebrand, we are bringing a new travel experience that is full of energy, passion and vitality – all part of the Swissôtel brand DNA.”
The Al Ghurair Hotel and Al Ghurair Living has 428 spacious guest rooms and suites as well as 192 serviced apartments, respectively. Guests can experience local and international dining offered at three restaurants.
The hotel also offers more than 10,000 sq ft of meeting space, including six fully equipped meeting rooms and two ballrooms, offering visitors an array of venues for events and gatherings of all sizes. Additionally, those seeking rejuvenation in outdoor swimming pool, health club and spa, and squash and tennis courts can also get a welcome respite.
Furthermore being connected to Al Ghurair Centre, guests can enjoy access to more than 90,000 sq ft of retail space including a cinema complex, indoor rollercoaster, ice rink, and food court, a Dining District which includes over 29 international outdoor cafés and restaurants, a supermarket, a hypermarket and an extensive choice of regional and global brands. Business travellers will also benefit from the complex’s proximity to government, embassy and corporate districts. Moreover, guests can avail of easy access to Dubai’s key attractions including Downtown Dubai, and also the city’s colorful souqs, Dubai Creek and other historical districts.