|23 April, 2018

MGALLERY, AccorHotels' collection of inimitably enchanting UNIQUE boutique hotels, expands its presence in the Middle East

The 144-room MGallery Dubai Business Bay, set to open in 2021.

MGALLERY, AccorHotels' collection of inimitably enchanting UNIQUE boutique hotels, expands its presence in the Middle East

Dubai – MGallery announced today the signing of two landmark agreements with Khamas Group of Investments, a multi-industry investor and operator, for the opening of two upper upscale lifestyle properties in Dubai, MGallery Dubai Business Bay and MGallery Bur Dubai.

Commenting on the signing, Bader Mohamed Yousuf Bukhamas, Chairman of Khamas Group of Investment Companies said: “We are delighted and proud with this partnership for two hotels with MGallery, a brand within the Luxury and Upper Upscale portfolio of AccorHotels.”

The 144-room MGallery Dubai Business Bay, set to open in 2021, will be situated adjacent to the upcoming Marasi Business Bay development and in close proximity to dynamic leisure projects such as the Dubai Design District and Dubai Canal. 

MGallery Dubai Business Bay will occupy the same building as Mama Shelter, designed by world-renowned architects and interior designers Franklin Azzi and Thierry Gaugain. Drawing from MGallery’s focus on innovative dining concepts, the hotel will feature four distinct options including a trendy rooftop bar and restaurant, rooftop pool bar, all-day dining restaurant and executive lounge which will help establish MGallery as a lifestyle destination.

The 164-room MGallery Bur Dubai will open to guests in August of this year, following the rebrand of an iconic existing hotel. The revitalization of this property is part of the on-going evolution of a historically significant area of Bur Dubai, home to some of the emirate’s largest heritage attractions such as the Dubai Gold Souq and Al Fahidi Historical District and new developments such as La Mer, City Walk, Al Seef and The Pearl Jumeirah.  MGallery Bur Dubai will feature seven unique concepts inspired by the heritage of its surroundings including an all-day dining restaurant, three lounges, a signature restaurant by internationally acclaimed Indian celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor and two nightclub venues. Inspired by MGallery’s focus on serenity, the hotel will also offer an indoor heated pool and rooftop swimming pool and spa – including seven treatment rooms.

Following the signing, Sami Nasser, Chief Operating Officer, Luxury Brands, AccorHotels Middle East, commented: “Today marks the strategic expansion of one of our signature lifestyle concepts in the Middle East. MGallery is internationally acclaimed as a collection of storied boutique hotels, standing as a gateway for guests into another world. Since its launch in the region with The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery, we have witnessed an increasing demand for hospitality concepts with a memorable and charming, yet singular personality, rooted in its surrounding history and local culture. Through the expansion of MGallery – with the MGallery Dubai Business Bay and MGallery Bur Dubai – we hope to better cater towards this dynamic within the industry.”

“As Dubai continues to grow as a world-class destination, we have seen the emergence of many different leisure and business destinations which presents an opportunity to grow the presence of our lifestyle portfolio through concepts such as MGallery, 25Hours and Mama Shelter. The expansion of MGallery into the upcoming Dubai Canal area and in Bur Dubai remains in line with our strategy to increase the reach of our most loved concepts across the most vibrant, up and coming areas within the markets in which we operate”, concluded Nasser.

Pawan Kachroo, Managing Director of Khamas Group said: “The signing of these two landmark agreements showcases our strong belief in the importance of introducing personality-driven hospitality concepts to the region. MGallery embodies this unique feature and through these agreements we hope to create a storytelling hotel experience, a dynamic that is missing in the industry as a whole. Our partnership with AccorHotels has allowed us to find a partner that not only shares our vision to help revitalize the hospitality industry, but one that possesses immense experience and expertise in providing the correct distribution platforms to make this objective an actionable reality.”

A collection of inimitably enchanting, unique boutique hotels, the launch of MGallery in Business Bay and in Bur Dubai, will further accelerate the expansion of MGallery in the Middle East. MGallery places story making at the heart of the services, amenities, décor and dining concepts across each hotel. Offering a mix of Heritage, Serenity and Signature hotels, MGallery hotels offer one-of-a-kind moments, spirited by local experiences, lively food and beverages and customized discovery tours.

MGallery has 90 unique addresses including flagship properties such as Hotel Molitor Paris-MGallery, INK Hotel Amsterdam MGallery, Hotel Muse Bangkok by MGallery Collection, Le Grand Hotel Cabourg MGallery, Santa Teresa Hotel Rio de Janeiro – MGallery, Hotel des Arts Saigon-MGallery and others in 24 countries around the world. The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery was the first in the Middle East in addition to becoming the first wellness-focused resort in the region when it opened its doors last year.

AccorHotels has over 70 hotels in operation and in the pipeline in the UAE. The committed network (operational and pipeline) of AccorHotels in the Middle East and Africa is over 300 hotels, representing 80,000 rooms across 30 countries in the region.

About MGallery
MGallery is AccorHotels’ collection of inimitably enchanting, unique boutique hotels to discover the world and beyond.
MGallery has 90 unique and fascinating addresses in 24 countries around the world, all of which are havens for those who relish off-the-beaten-track experiences. Each address is remarkable for its singular personality and deep-rooted local history.
AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,200 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.
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About AccorHotels
AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator, AccorHotels operates in 100 countries. Its portfolio includes internationally renowned luxury brands such as Raffles, Sofitel Legend, SO/, Sofitel, Fairmont, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman and Swissôtel, the mid-range boutique hotel brands 25hours, Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio, and very popular budget brands such as JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget, as well as the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative end-to-end services across the entire traveler experience, notably through the acquisition of John Paul, world leader in concierge services.
 
With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs – Le Club AccorHotels. 

AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.

Accor SA is publicly listed with shares trading on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and traded in the United States on the OTC market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States.

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