The Spanish-based Barceló Hotel Group is setting its sights on the UAE with the announcement of six new hotels across the country.
The group already has two hotels in the UAE in operation – Occidental Sharjah Grand, currently under renovation, and Barceló Residences Dubai Marina.
President of the Barceló Hotel Group, Simón Pedro Barceló said: “The United Arab Emirates is renowned for its grand luxury hotels. According to the MasterCard Index of Global Destination Cities, in 2017 Dubai was ranked fourth in terms of foreign tourists, with 16 million visitors, a number that is expected to reach 20 million in 2020.
“This insight coupled with the country’s favouring of the middle to high end segment of tourism, an area in which Barceló has an abundance of experience, makes the country an ideal candidate for the brand’s growth plan.”
In 2018 Barceló Hotel Group will open two more Occidental hotels in the UAE, both four-star establishments, with 239 rooms all together targeting business travellers.
The third Barceló hotel to be launched, currently under construction will be situated in the
new Al Jadaf quarter.
“We are currently negotiating and looking forward to signing contracts for eight hotels in the Emirates between now and the end of 2018. We are seeing that the Barceló Hotel Group is being widely welcomed along with its hotel brands thanks to the group’s values, its flexible and personalised approach to the goals it sets”, said Raúl González, CEO of the group.