Spanish Barceló Hotel Group to manage DUKES Dubai

Spanish Barceló Hotel Group to manage DUKES Dubai

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Luxury residential and hospitality property developer Seven Tides has confirmed Barceló Hotel Group as the new operator of its five-star DUKES Dubai.

The hotel will be rebranded DUKES Dubai – A Royal Hideaway Hotel and will become the first property in the region under the Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts brand which features unique and exclusive destination hotels connected with art and culture as well as authenticity, detail and discretion.

DUKES Dubai comprises 279 guestrooms including 64 suites and a women-only Duchess Floor plus 287 fully furnished hotel apartments.

The property offers leisure, conference and entertainment facilities including a private beach, indoor pool, outdoor infinity pool and a gym as well as six dining outlets.

The Spanish hospitality group assumed operations of the Palm Jumeirah hotel following the signing of a management agreement on Saturday 26th January in Dubai between Abdulla bin Sulayem, CEO of Seven Tides and Jaime Buxó, Chief Development Officer, Barceló Hotel Group – and in the presence of Goulam Amarsy, CEO of Barceló Gulf, partner of Barceló Hotel Group in the GCC.

Commenting on the new agreement, Abdulla bin Sulayem, CEO of Seven Tides, said: “Barceló Hotel Group were appointed to manage DUKES Dubai, because it is a dynamic and flexible hospitality company, operating 249 hotels across 22 countries, with a wealth of experience, running luxury international resorts and most importantly, fulfilling guest expectations.

Founded in 1931, Barceló Hotel Group is the third largest chain in Spain and the 29th largest at international level. It currently operates 54,000 rooms in 22 countries worldwide.

In addition to the Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts brand, the Spanish hospitality group also oversees operations of three other major brands: Barceló Hotels & Resorts which features city hotels and resorts that are committed to innovation and creativity as well as local culture; Occidental Hotels & Resorts which place an emphasis on tranquility and comfort; and Allegro Hotels which are aimed at younger travelers encompassing urban hotels and resorts in popular destinations.

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