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Tue, 14 June 2016

MHG to Take Over Management of 216-Room Hotel in Dubai

Thailands Minor Hotels Group will take over the management of the 216-room Mvenpick Hotel Deira in Dubai on 1 July 2016.

 The property will operate under the groups Avani Hotels & Resorts brand as the Avani Deira Dubai Hotel.

 The hotel, owned by Bin Sulayem Investments, will be the first Avani hotel in the Middle East.

Located in one of the most diverse and culturally rich parts of the city, the property is just four kilometres from Dubai International Airport and the world-famous gold and spice souks. The hotel is also close to several shopping malls and the Dubai Metro offering ease of access to downtown Dubai, Jumeirah Beach and Dubai Marina.

The hotel features 216 guest rooms, two dining concepts, meeting rooms, an outdoor pool and a fully equipped gym.

Abdulla bin Sulayem, General Manager of Bin Sulayem Investments, said, This property being rebranded to Avani is an important step in the evolution of our owned assets. We are excited to strengthen the current relationship with Minor Hotels and look forward to working with them as a key partner in fulfilling the potential of this uniquely positioned property.

Avani Hotels & Resorts was launched in 2011 and today has 13 properties in operation in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, Seychelles, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zambia, with a pipeline of further openings in Asia, the Indian Ocean and Middle East.

Robert Kunkler, Chief Operating Officer of Minor Hotels, said This key acquisition to our portfolio allows Minor Hotels to take a strategic foothold in the Middle East for our fast expanding Avani Hotels & Resorts brand in what is a vitally important market. We are thrilled to continue our excellent relationship with Bin Sulayem Investments. Avani Deira Dubai Hotel will have the freedom to establish and maintain its individuality and distinct character while benefitting from being part of the Minor Hotels portfolio.

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