Accor, Al Ghurair to open first Swissôtel hotel in Dubai
The Al Ghurair hotel and residences in Deira are set to be rebranded
AccorHotels has signed an agreement with UAE-based conglomerate Al Ghurair to open the first Swissôtel-branded hotel and residences in the country.
Located in Deira and attached to the Al Ghurair Centre mall, the properties – with 428 rooms and 192 apartments – are being rebranded under the Swissôtel banner, a statement said.
The properties were previously operated by Rotana – with Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai serving as a five-star, alcohol-free hotel and Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana Dubai offering the residences.
They will now be managed by AccorHotels before transitioning to Swissôtel and Swissôtel Living by the end of 2017, when the first phase of soft refurbishment is completed, the statement added.
The properties will offer local and international dining at three restaurants and lounges including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant and a lobby lounge.
The hotel will feature more than 800 sqm of meeting space, including six meeting rooms and two ballrooms.