The Canvas Hotel is Accorhotels’ latest addition to its Dubai portfolio

The Canvas Hotel is Accorhotels’ latest addition to its Dubai portfolio


MGallery welcomed its second property in Dubai, as it rebrands The Canvas Hotel, MGallery, in Bur Dubai’s Port Rashid area. The agreement on the property has been recognized through the signing of a franchise agreement with Khamas Group of Investments, a multi-industry conglomerate.

The upscale property features 164 rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, three lounges, Signature, a renowned Indian restaurant from the internationally acclaimed celebrity chef, by Sanjeev Kapoor, as well as an award-winning spa.

As part of a phased refurbishment, The Canvas Hotel, will redefine the guest arrival experience and the lobby, in line with the MGallery ethos. From the intimate and private basement arrival to the welcoming atrium on the first level, where new lighting, furnishings and refined regional art will uplift and enhance the atmosphere. Signature, by Sanjeev Kapoor will take over a prime location off the main lobby, while additional space is being used to upgrade the events and meeting space, with state-of-the-art audio-visual fit-out.

Pawan Kachroo, Managing Director of Khamas Hospitality Group, said: “AccorHotels proposed the MGallery brand, to take an existing hotel and reposition it with fresh forward thinking dimensions. Equally, the brand’s flexibility allows us to draw on the strengths of our beginnings, re-emphasising our historical location, and its new appeal. The physical and aesthetic rejuvenation of the hotel will be undertaken through a phased approach and paves way for new interest from previously untapped markets; positioning The Canvas Dubai MGallery as a hotel of choice, catering to the needs of today’s individualistic travelers.”

After completion of the second phase of refurbishment, The Canvas Hotel, drawing on MGallery’s flair for unique dining experiences, will have seven concepts inspired by the heritage of its surroundings, as well as catering to business travellers, with two fully-equipped meeting spaces.

Mirco Iada, General Manager for The Canvas Hotel, MGallery, said: “We’re a focal point for the district; in the heart of Dubai’s historic trading centre, providing a five-star experience for those travellers that demand a superior level of service and comfort. The hotel’s strategic location will offer guests ease of accessibility to some of Dubai’s key landmark business and leisure destinations, entertaining dining and nightlife experiences, an award-winning spa, as well as MGallery’s distinct service, all set on the bridge between traditional and new Dubai.”

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