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Premier Inn breaks ground on ninth hotel in the UAE

04 Mar 2020

Premier Inn partners with MBT Hotel Management & Hospitality on new location

Building works have officially begun on the new Premier Inn hotel, which will be located in the vibrant and cosmopolitan area of Barsha Heights. The hotel will be a partnership between Premier Inn and MBT Hotel Management & Hospitality, it will be MBT’s first ever expansion into the hotel industry.

Due for completion during the last quarter of 2021, Premier Inn Barsha Heights will be the ninth UAE property for the UK-based brand, delivering great value stays in excellent locations across the Emirates. The mid-market hotel brand prides itself on its British hospitality, high quality product and good night guaranteed promise, all whilst remaining a budget-friendly option for travellers from around the globe.

The new hotel will contain 219 rooms covering 14,450sqm and will feature a licensed bar, restaurant, pool, gym and a Costa Coffee, the perfect addition in the bustling neighbourhood for residents and tourists alike.

New location for Premier Inn

With more than 800 hotels across the UK and Germany and 10 hotels in the Middle East, Premier Inn will be bringing its vast and extensive experience in the industry to the Barsha Heights area.

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.”

The new location will have a strong focus on sustainability, featuring solar panels, a grey water system and LED lighting throughout the building. The pioneering materials being used on the building’s façade will help reduce the hotel’s energy consumption.

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 groundbreaking 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. You can’t go wrong when you choose the experienced and right partners to work with and that’s exactly what we have with Premier Inn. We are looking forward to a successful relationship in Premier Inn – Barsha Heights and thank everyone involved so far.”