Studio M Arabian Plaza, the first Studio M in the Middle East region and the first property to be introduced under the ‘M collection’ portfolio under Millennium Hotels & Resorts in the UAE, opened its doors on December 1, 2018.
With a total inventory of 323 hotel rooms and serviced apartments, the 3-star property is perfect for tech-savvy travellers and long-term guests looking for a fusion of function and comfort. The property also features two food and beverage outlets, meeting room spaces, a lap pool and fitness centre.
The opening marked Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA’s brand growth by expanding into the mid-market segment. Furthermore, Studio M Arabian Plaza is also the first venture of Hala Hospitality Group, a part of the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, into the hospitality industry.
“The recently concluded launch of Studio M Arabian Plaza is Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA’s strategic step in addressing Dubai’s growing demand for midscale properties,” said Kevork Deldelian, chief operating officer, Millenium Hotels and Resorts.
“The hotel’s features also capture the interest of the growing millennial generation looking for quality-driven, trendy, and technologically advanced hotels.”
Commenting on the launch, Abdullah Mohammed Juma Al Naboodah, chairman of the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group, said: “As our first venture into the hospitality market, we are extremely proud of Studio M Arabian Plaza, and the exceptional design and functionality of the property. We look forward to it becoming the go-to place for sophisticated and discerning travellers looking for a stylish, comfortable, and practical place to stay in the city.”
As travellers become more tech-savvy, Studio M Arabian Plaza adapts by introducing smart technology, giving guests a more convenient and relaxing stay. The hotel rooms are equipped with ports and hubs for guests to stream content through 43 to 49 inch Smart LED TVs from their own mobile phones and laptops. Housekeeping and ‘Do Not Disturb’ buttons are also installed in the rooms, veering away from the conventional door hangers.
Guests of Studio M Arabian Plaza can also expect playful yet smart touches in the rooms’ interiors, featuring open-wardrobe designs, accent walls and luxurious furniture pieces from Italy. Each hotel floor is splashed with a colour theme which is perfectly complemented by funky neon signage and life-sized character statues.
“The launch of Studio M Arabian Plaza is a significant event in the history of Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, as it relates to the brand’s expansion boost and diversification of target markets,” said Ursula Chidiac, the hotel’s general manager.
“We are thrilled to open our doors to our guests and start delivering high-standard hotel services at reasonable rates.”