Nakheel has begun construction on their second Premier Inn hotel in Dubai after agreeing a contract worth AED136 million to Al Ghurair Contracting and Engineering Works LLC.
The new Premier Inn at Dragon City is one of 16 hotels in Nakheel’s AED3 billion hospitality portfolio and part of the master plan to transform Dragon City into a giant retail, residential and recreational complex of more than 11 million square feet.
The 304-room property is set for delivery in 2019. The Premier Inn Dragon City will have a restaurant, Costa coffee shop and gym. The hotel will span 178,000 sq ft over eight floors.
It is one of two Nakheel hotels managed by the UK’s Premier Inn. The first, a 372-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall, opened last October.
Nakheel’s expansion into the hospitality industry is bringing 16 new hotels and serviced apartment complexes, with over 5,300 rooms between them, to Dubai.