rLemon Tree Hotels Limited, through its management subsidiary Carnation Hotels Pvt. Ltd., signed the first Lemon Tree Hotel in Dubai. Lemon Tree Hotels Limited is India’s largest hotel chain in the mid-priced hotel sector, and the third largest overall, on the basis of controlling interest in owned and leased rooms, as of June 30, 2017, according to the Horwath Report.
The hotel, owned by Al Waleed Real Estate LLC, is expected to launch in Q3 2019. The signing of the agreement was facilitated and supported by Raine & Horne, Dubai, the official representatives for Carnation Hotels in GCC.
Located on Al Wasl Road, this will be the first midscale hotel in the area. The hotel will feature 114 rooms and suites, complemented by a multi-cuisine restaurant, Citrus Café, a conference room, a swimming pool, a fitness centre and more.
Rattan Keswani, deputy managing director – Lemon Tree Hotels and Director – Carnation Hotels, said: “This is our first hotel in the UAE, and we feel that it holds immense business potential. The addition of this hotel opens a new location for the brand, thereby increasing our appeal to our existing and potential customers.”
Mohammed Abdulrazzaq Abdul Aziz Al Mutawa, CEO of Al Waleed Real Estate LLC said: “There was a need for a mid-scale hotel of this calibre in this location, and we found Lemon Tree Hotels to be the best partner for the project, taking into account that India has been the largest source into Dubai, as well as the UAE as a whole, for over three years now.”
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