Nakheel has broken ground on a AED176 million Premier Inn in Dubai’s Dragon City.
With a total project value of AED176 million, Premier Inn is Nakheel’s second hotel at Dragon City. The first, a 251-room hotel, which opened in February 2016.
Ali Rashid Lootah chairman of Nakheel said: “Today marks another milestone in our hospitality expansion, and highlights our commitment to delivering new hotels across Dubai in line with the Government of Dubai’s 2021 vision.
“I am delighted to declare that work is officially under way at Premier Inn Dragon City, and to further reinforce our already highly-successful relationship with Whitbread through this latest partnership.”
With a built-up area of 178,000 sq ft across eight floors, the 304-room hotel will have a restaurant, Costa coffee shop and gym.
It is one of two Nakheel hotels managed by UK hospitality firm Whitbread under the Premier Inn brand. The first, a 372-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall, opened last October.
Set for delivery in 2019, Premier Inn Dragon City is the latest project in Nakheel’s AED5 billion hospitality expansion. Last week, the company confirmed new hotels at Jumeirah Village Circle and Discovery Gardens, bringing its number of hospitality projects to 18.