Minor Hotels has announced plans for a new NH Collection property in Dubai. It is the first NH Collection hotel to be announced in the UAE.

The 46-storey mixed-use Sidra Tower on the emirate’s arterial Sheikh Zayed Road will house the NH Collection La Suite Hotel, Dubai.

The property will be operated by Minor Hotels from Q1 2023 and will undergo an extensive renovation before being launched with the NH Collection flag later in 2023.

The 265-key NH Collection La Suite Hotel, Dubai will include rooms and suites as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.

The hotel will also feature an all-day dining outlet, lobby lounge, kids’ club, meeting spaces, a gym and recreational spaces, as well as leasable retail areas.

Open since 2010, the Sidra Tower currently includes includes offices, retail shops and restaurants. It is located close to Dubai Marina and Media City, and is situated at around a 30-minute drive from Dubai International airport.

The NH Collection La Suite Hotel, Dubai is owned by Ali bin Khalfan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, founder and chairman of ABK Investments and Ali and Sons Holding, an Emirati family-owned conglomerate.

Dillip Rajakarier, group CEO of Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels, said, “This project offers an exceptional opportunity to establish the NH Collection brand in a prime location with great brand visibility on Dubai’s major thoroughfare, the Sheikh Zayed Road.”

Minor Hotels currently operates nine properties in Dubai and a total of 14 properties in the UAE across its Anantara, Avani and Oaks brands.

Minor has a global portfolio of 530 hotels and resorts in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Indian Ocean.