Dubai, UAE: Master Developer, Nakheel has announced releasing construction tenders for new hotels at Dragon City and Ibn Battuta Mall, adding another 670 rooms to its hospitality portfolio.
According to the announcement, Nakheel will build a 295-room hotel at Dragon City, which houses the Dragon Mart retail and trading hub, and features the one-million-square-foot Dragon Mart 2 shopping, dining and entertainment complex, that opened in February. With a built-up area of over 180,000 square feet, the new Dragon City hotel, the announcement revealed, will feature a restaurant, coffee shop and gym. Furthermore, the announcement said, two residential towers containing 1,120 apartments and a multi-storey car park with 6,200 spaces is being constructed. Once complete, it will bring the size of Dragon City to more than 11 million square feet, it added.
The developer, the announcement said, will also create a 15-storey, 375-room hotel at Ibn Battuta Mall, where a 300,000-square-foot extension opened in May. The announcement highlighted that the 280,000-square-foot establishment at Ibn Battuta, located by the Metro entrance, will have an all-day restaurant, gym and pool deck. Ibn Battuta’s 4.7-million-square-foot mall expansion features a one-million-square-foot mall, with glass-covered courtyard, a new cinema complex and a 7,000-space multi-storey car park, added the announcement.
The developer said that the 3-star hotels – due for completion in 2018 – complement the existing hotels at the two retail hubs, where further major expansions continue. Nakheel said that it opened a 251-room Accor-operated ibis Styles hotel at Dragon Mart 2 in February, while its 372-room Premier Inn at Ibn Battuta will open in Q4 this year.
Nakheel also mentioned that it has hotels under development at Palm Jumeirah and Deira Islands, with more in the pipeline.