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Premier Inn announces start of building works on new hotel in Barsha Heights

219-room hotel is an exclusive partnership between Premier Inn and MBT Hotel Management and Hospitality

Building works have officially begun on a new Premier Inn hotel, which will be located in the Barsha Heights area of Dubai, it has been announced.

The hotel is a partnership between Premier Inn and MBT Hotel Management & Hospitality and will be MBT’s first expansion into the hotel industry, a statement from Premier Inn said. The property is due for completion during the last quarter of 2021, the UK-based hospitality brand added, and pointed out that it was its ninth property in the UAE.

The new hotel will contain 219 rooms, covering 14,450sqm and will feature a licensed bar, restaurant, pool, gym and a Costa Coffee outlet.

In addition, the new location will have a strong focus on sustainability, with solar panels, a grey water system and LED lighting installed across the building. Furthermore, specialised materials will be used on the building’s façade, which will help reduce the hotel’s energy consumption.

Adam Nicholls, managing director for Premier Inn Middle East, said: “We are delighted to be working with MBT Hotel Management & Hospitality on its first venture into the hotel industry. Barsha Heights is a perfect location, nestled between the Marina and Downtown Dubai, a thriving hub of businesses, residents and nightlife.”

As well as Premier Inn, MBT Hotel Management & Hospitality has also appointed Al Guhrair CEW as contractor for the project, JT & Partners as the architects and Al Mansoury InShield International Consultancy, led by Shady Ateem as the project managers.

Niveen Ibrahim, executive director MBT Hotel Management and Hospitality, commented: “This ground-breaking marks a milestone for MBT HM&H as we are happy to announce our partnership with Premier Inn Hotels, our first hotel project while entering the hospitality sector in the UAE. We are looking forward to a successful relationship in Premier Inn – Barsha Heights and thank everyone involved so far.”

Premier Inn has more than 800 hotels across the UK and Germany, and 10 hotels in the Middle East, the statement concluded.

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