THE FIRST GROUP APPOINTS MILLENNIUM & COPTHORNE TO MANAGE NEW STYLISH HOTEL IN DUBAI’S JVT DISTRICT

19/05/2016 - The First Group News
Millennium & Copthorne partnership with The First Group

Leading Dubai-based property developer partners with global hotel operator as it gears up for the 2019 opening of Millennium Place JVT Dubai

Dubai, 19th of May, 2016: The First Group has appointed Millennium & Copthorne to manage its stylish new hotel in Dubai’s thriving Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) district.

The landmark deal was inked today at an official signing ceremony attended by Rob Burns, Chief Operating Officer, The First Group, and Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, President & CEO of Millennium & Copthorne, Middle East and Africa (MEA).

The newly-forged partnership will see the international hospitality group manage Millennium Place JVT Dubai, a contemporary four-star deluxe property that is scheduled to open in 2019.

A striking 34 storey glass-clad building with a sizeable inventory of 599 guest rooms, The First Group’s latest hotel venture is located in one of Dubai’s most sought-after commercial and residential communities, close to several major landmarks and attractions.

These include the upcoming World Expo 2020 site in Dubai South, designed to cater to 25 million event goers, as well as Dubai’s new mega aviation hub, Al Maktoum International Airport, which when fully operational, will have the capacity for more than 220 million passengers annually.

Dubai International Airport is also easily accessible from JVT via Al Khail Road, as are popular shopping destinations such as Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, while the brand new and hotly-anticipated Al Khail Avenue Mall development, due to open in 2018, is virtually on the doorstep of the new hotel.

Millennium Place JVT Dubai has been designed with business and leisure guests in mind, with stand-out facilities including two specialty restaurants, a spa, business centre, and a luxurious rooftop clubhouse with swimming pool, gym, steam rooms and a sundeck.

The hotel property will also offer a suite of services including valet parking, concierge, 24-hour room service, laundry and dry cleaning, a travel booking desk, Wi-Fi and broadband access and a smart-card access system.

Millennium Place JVT Dubai is The First Group’s third dedicated hotel development in Dubai, with other projects located in Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC).

 “Millennium Place JVT Dubai marks another major milestone for The First Group, as we continue to grow our portfolio of hotel properties across the city,” said Danny Lubert, the company’s co-founder and joint chairman.

“In partnership with Millennium & Copthorne, one of the world’s leading upscale hotel brands, this high-profile project will set new hospitality standards in a fast-developing and centrally-located district of ‘New Dubai’ – Jumeirah Village Triangle.”

The signing strengthens Millennium & Copthorne’s rapidly expanding portfolio in the UAE, cementing its position as one of the fastest growing operators in the region.

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, President & CEO of Millennium & Copthorne, Middle East and Africa (MEA) added: “Millennium Place JVT Dubai will be an exciting addition to our regional portfolio, which we aim to grow to 100 properties strong by 2020.

The UAE continues to present us with exciting opportunities to expand in the 4 star hotel sector, where there is a high demand for contemporary and stylish accommodation, and we are confident that together with one of Dubai’s leading property developers, we will make this prestigious hotel project a great success.”

ABOUT MILLENNIUM & COPTHORNE HOTELS PLC

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc is a dynamic, global hotel company, which owns, asset manages and/or operates more than 125 hotels worldwide. With an inventory of almost 40,000 rooms globally, the company is present on all continents with a portfolio of brands that serve different market segments, offering quality and value across every category. Growing from a single property in Abu Dhabi, Millennium & Copthorne, Middle East & Africa (MEA) has expanded into various neighbouring destinations and is now recognised as one of the fastest growing regional hotel management companies in the region. The company has cultivated partnerships with reputable and respected owners. Millennium & Copthorne currently operates 24 hotels in MEA and aims to grow its regional portfolio to 100 properties by 2020. For more details visit www.millenniumhotels.com