Dubai-based Nakheel has marked yet another milestone with the inauguration of Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai.
The hotel, a collaboration with Thailand’s Minor International (owner of the Avani brand), is a second for Nakheel at Ibn Battuta Mall and is home to 360 guestrooms, inclusive of 15 suites, as well as a pool deck with dining and recreational facilities, an all-day dining restaurant, a coffee shop, a gym and meetings facilities. It is situated less than a minute’s walk from Nakheel’s world-famous mall and its 400 outlets.
Thrilled with the opening, chairman, Nakheel, Ali Rashid Lootah said: “Nakheel continues to play a key role in enhancing Dubai’s hospitality offering in line with the emirate’s economic and tourism goals, and we are proud to partner with Minor Hotels to bring the Avani brand to Ibn Battuta Mall.
“With more than 21 million visitors a year, the mall is a world-leading destination where quality accommodation is in demand, as is clear from the constantly-high occupancy rates of our first hotel here. The arrival of this new hotel comes as Dubai’s busiest time of year gets into full swing, and we look forward to a successful winter season – and beyond – at Avani Ibn Battuta,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Minor International’s chairman, founder and group CEO, William E. Heinecke said: “Minor Hotels is thrilled to officially inaugurate Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai today, which represents both a fantastic addition to the brand’s fast-growing portfolio and our first new-build Avani in the Middle East region. We are confident the property will be very well received in the Dubai market and look forward to working with our partners, Nakheel, to ensure Avani Ibn Battuta is a great success.”
Minor Hotels’ portfolio currently comprises almost 78,000 rooms across 536 hotels, resorts and serviced suites in 55 countries under the Anantara, Avani, Oaks, Tivoli, M Collection, NH Collection, NH, nhow, Elewana, Four Seasons, Marriott, St Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International brands.