October 31, 2022

Minor Hotels Adds NH Collection La Suite Hotel, Dubai to its Portfolio


Bangkok, October 2022: Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator, and investor, currently with a portfolio of 530 hotels and resorts in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the MiddleEast, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean, announces an upcoming addition to its portfolio in Dubai, UAE. When it launches in 2023, the NH Collection La Suite Hotel,Dubai will be the brand’s first property in the United Arab Emirates.

With 265 guest rooms and suites, NH Collection La Suite Hotel, Dubai will be part of the 46-storey mixed-use Sidra Tower development which includes offices, retail shops, and restaurants. Among the featured facilities are 265 hotel guest rooms and hotel apartments, an all-day dining outlet, lobby lounge, kids’ club, meeting spaces, a gym, and recreational spaces, along with leasable retail areas. The property will be operated by Minor Hotels fromQ4 2022 and will undergo an extensive renovation before being launched with the NHCollection flag later in 2023.

Centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the main thoroughfare running through Dubai, the property has been operating since 2010. It is adjacent to the upscale residential cluster ofDubai Marina and Media City, home to diverse news and tech companies, with The Palm Jumeirah also in close proximity. Dubai International Airport is approximately 20 minutes away, while the surrounding Al Sufouh area is close to the headquarters of major international firms and the American University of Dubai.

The opening signals Minor Hotels’ ongoing commitment to expanding NH Hotel Group’s brands outside of their traditional areas of operation in Europe and the Americas and to offer travellers elevated comfort in strategic locations in core international destinations.Designed to appeal to both leisure and business travellers, NH Collection stands for meticulous attention to detail, outstanding services, premium innovative products, as well as offering access to state-of-the-art technology.

NH Collection La Suite Hotel, Dubai is owned by His Excellency Ali bin Khalfan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, the Founder - Chairman of ABK Investments and Ali & Sons Holding, an Emirati family-owned conglomerate with a strong presence in the hospitality, automotive, commercial, oil and gas, retail, construction, property management, manufacturing, and information technology industries.

Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, commented,“This project offers an exceptional opportunity to establish the NH Collection brand in a prime location with great brand visibility on Dubai’s major thoroughfare, the Sheikh Zayed Road. We are pleased to grow our strategic partnership with His Excellency, Ali bin Khalfan Al Dhaheri to bring Minor Hotels’ urban brand with European roots to Dubai.

ABK Investments always strives to provide solutions that will cater to our customer needs.This property provides a destination that caters to family needs for their holidays or evenlong term stays when in Dubai. His Excellency Ali bin Khalfan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri is proudto have taken this positive step with Minor Hotels, supporting our Real Estate investments trategy in the tourism and the hospitality sector, and contributing to the overall growth ofthe UAE economy.” Saeed Al Dhaheri, Managing Director – ABK Investments.

Minor Hotels currently operates a total of eight properties in Dubai across its Anantara, Avani and Oaks brands, with the first NH Hotel to open later this year. NH Collection DohaOasis Hotel & Beach Club will be launching in Qatar Q4 2022, representing the brand’s debut in the Middle East region.

Editor’s Notes

About Minor Hotels:

Minor Hotels is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with more than 520 hotels in operation. Minor Hotels passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, Avani, Oaks, Tivoli, M Collection, NH Collection, NH, nhow, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International properties, Minor Hotels operates in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe, South America and North America. 

With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, Minor Hotels pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.  

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About Ali & Sons:

Ali & Sons is a pioneering force that has been instrumental in shaping the direction and development of the UAE’s economy through its diverse, dynamic, and high-end offerings.

Since its establishment, Ali & Sons has remained determined to deliver innovative solutions, modern and original products and services with technologically advanced resources that enable sustainable and positive outcomes.

The conglomerate holds a solid presence across a vast scope of sectors such as Automotive, Energy & Industrial, Real Estate, Retail, Investments, and others.

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