Swiss Movenpick Hotels & Resorts will operate a new hotel in Dubai Media City.

The 251-room hotel is scheduled to open in 2017.

The developer is Bahrain’s Thalia Real Estate and the development manager is South African Mirage Leisure. Mirage Leisure is currently appointing a design team for the fast-track project.

Rooms and suites at the Movenpick Hotel Dubai Media City will have a minimum size of 42 square metres. It also includes four restaurants and lounges, a spa, gymnasium and swimming pool, a ballroom and four event venues.

Movenpick has also announced it will also operate a 246-key serviced apartments property in Downtown Dubai, to open in 2017.

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts currently operates six properties in Dubai: Ibn Battuta Mall, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Jumeirah Beach on The Walk, Bur Dubai, Deira and Mamzar.

Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (Ahic) will be held 5-7 May, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

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