Cen­tara de­buts in the UAE

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Cen­tara Ho­tels & Re­sorts, along with Nakheel, re­cently ce­mented a joint ven­ture with a con­struc­tion con­tract worth 2.63 bil­lion to build a 601-room beach­front re­sort at Dubai’s Deira Is­lands. Cen­tara Deira Is­lands Beach Re­sort Dubai, Cen­tara’s first in the UAE, is sched­uled to open in 2020.

The joint ven­ture be­tween Cen­tara Ho­tels & Re­sorts and Nakheel is ex­pected to sig­nif­i­cantly boost the emi­rate’s four-star ac­com­mo­da­tion – the fastest-grow­ing seg­ment in 2017 with a 10 per cent growth rate last year – in line with the in­creas­ing pop­u­lar­ity of Dubai as a tourism hotspot.

Thi­rayuth Chi­rathi­vat, CEO, Cen­tara Ho­tels and Re­sorts, said, “This is Cen­tara’s first ho­tel in Dubai and the UAE, which sig­ni­fies our pres­ence in a ma­jor gate­way city in the Mid­dle East. This sign­ing cer­e­mony marks a pro­found mile­stone of ex­pan­sion for Cen­tara as we con­tinue to ex­tend our up­scale re­sort port­fo­lio in­ter­na­tion­ally. With the ex­per­tise from a re­gional leader in de­vel­op­ment like Nakheel and Cen­tara’s record of de­liv­er­ing and in­spir­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary guest ex­pe­ri­ences, Cen­tara Deira Is­lands Beach Re­sort Dubai will rep­re­sent a oneof-a-kind re­sort that will give our guests fond mo­ments for years to come. We look for­ward to open­ing Cen­tara Deira Is­lands Beach Re­sort Dubai in 2020.”

Led by Ali Rashid Lootah, Chair­man, Nakheel, the con­tract was signed in Dubai. Talk­ing about the com­pany’s con­tri­bu­tion to Dubai tourism, Lootah said, “Nakheel con­tin­ues to play a piv­otal role in shap­ing and di­ver­si­fy­ing Dubai’s tourism of­fer­ing with a AED 27 bil­lion hos­pi­tal­ity and re­tail ex­pan­sion that sup­ports our govern­ment’s vi­sion. The joint ven­ture with Cen­tara un­der­lines our com­mit­ment to work­ing with trusted in­ter­na­tional brands.” Lo­cated at a prime beach­front spot at Nakheel’s Deira Is­lands water­front city, Cen­tara Deira Is­lands Beach Re­sort Dubai will be man­aged by Cen­tara, whose grow­ing port­fo­lio al­ready in­cludes over 12,000 keys across 60 ho­tels and re­sorts in Asia, the In­dian Ocean and the Mid­dle East.

The fam­ily-cen­tric re­sort will fea­ture a water­park, mul­ti­ple restau­rants in­clud­ing in­door, al­fresco and rooftop op­tions, kids’ clubs, spa and di­verse fam­ily en­ter­tain­ment op­tions. The 601 sea-view and city-fac­ing rooms will cover a range of cat­e­gories from stan­dard and deluxe rooms to ex­pan­sive du­plexes and suites.

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