Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator, and investor, currently with a portfolio of 530 hotels and resorts in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean, continues its commitment to expanding NH Hotel Group’s brands. The Middle East region will see three NH Collection properties launch in 2023 with two in Dubai and one in Doha.
In the final stages of development in Qatar, NH Collection Oasis Doha Hotel will open in early 2023. The new hotel comprises 299 guest rooms and suites with spectacular views of the Arabian Sea and city skyline. Facilities will include a large pool with its own cascade feature and bar, a fitness centre, a kids’ club, NH Collection Spa, four padel tennis courts, a rooftop lounge with impressive city views and one of Doha’s largest ballrooms able to accommodate up to 1200 guests. In addition, a beach club and restaurant is scheduled to open later in 2023. The property is located along Doha’s eastern coast, midway between the city centre and Hamad International Airport, with easy access to attractions such as Souq Waqif, the numerous museums the city has to offer, Westbay and Doha Corniche.
In the United Arab Emirates, NH Collection Dubai The Palm will launch in February. The 14-storey hotel will feature 227 hotel guest rooms and 306 suites, five dining outlets including a roof top venue and a sports bar, a rooftop pool, NH The Spa, five meeting rooms, a kids’ club and a fully-equipped gym. In addition the hotel will have its own private beach club. The new-build hotel is in a prime location on Palm Jumeirah, situated on the main trunk next to Nakheel Mall, with key tourist attractions including Burj Khalifa, Ain Dubai - the world’s largest Ferris Wheel, Dubai Marina, the Dubai Mall and the recently opened Museum of the Future all a short drive away.
Adding to the expansion of the brand in the Middle East, the 265-key NH Collection La Suite Hotel Dubai was recently announced. The property will offer a wide range of accommodation options, including guest rooms, suites and one, two and three-bedroom apartments, an all-day dining outlet, lobby lounge, kids’ club, meeting spaces, a gym and recreational spaces. Centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the property will be operated by Minor Hotels from Q1 next year and will undergo an extensive renovation before being launched with the NH Collection flag later in 2023.
“We have been committed to expanding NH Hotel Group’s brands outside of their traditional areas of operation and the launch of three NH Collection properties in the Middle East in 2023 demonstrates this commitment. This is just the start and we continue to explore opportunities to further grow the footprint of NH Collection, NH and nhow in the Middle East, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Indian Ocean, and I’m confident we’ll have more exciting announcements to share soon,” commented Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO Minor International and CEO Minor Hotels.
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.