Lemon Tree Hotels Limited, has announced its first Lemon Tree Hotel in Dubai.
Lemon Tree Hotels Limited is one of India’s largest hotel chains in the mid-priced hotel sector. The group opened its first hotel in 2004 and currently operates 51 hotels across 31 cities, with a target of managing 82 hotels by 2021.
Its latest signed property, owned by Al Waleed Real Estate LLC, is expected to launch in the third quarter of the coming year. The hotel will feature 114 rooms and suites, complemented by a multi-cuisine restaurant with an al fresco extension, a conference room, a swimming pool, as well as a fitness centre. Located on Al Wasl Road, it will be the first midscale hotel in the area.
“We feel that it holds immense business potential”
Rattan Keswani, deputy managing director at Lemon Tree Hotels, said: “This is our first hotel in the UAE, and we feel that it holds immense business potential.
“We have a locational advantage, with the hotel strategically situated in proximity to famous destinations like Burj Al Arab, Kite beach and the Mall of Emirates, and equidistant from Business Bay and JLT, the two major business districts of Dubai. The addition of this hotel opens a new location for the brand, thereby increasing our appeal to our existing and potential customers.”
Al Waleed Real Estate LLC is a multi-disciplinary real estate development and investment company, which is positioning itself as one of the leading privately-owned real estate companies in the GCC.
“There was a need for a mid-scale hotel of this calibre in this location”
Mohammed Abdulrazzaq Abdul Aziz Al Mutawa, CEO of Al Waleed Real Estate LLC commented: “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.”
Dubai Tourism reported 15.8 million overnight visitors last year, and given the proximity to UAE, India is unsurprisingly the Emirate’s largest source market for the fourth year running, contributing over 13% to the total figure.