Majid Al Futtaim opens new hotel in Dubai


Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall and leisure pioneer in the region, has opened Aloft City Centre Deira, marking the group’s 13th hotel in the region and the first to offer one-of-a-kind movie-themed suites.

Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall and leisure pioneer in the region, has opened Aloft City Centre Deira, marking the group’s 13th hotel in the region and the first to offer one-of-a-kind movie-themed suites.

The opening event took place in the presence of Alain Bejjani, chief executive officer, Majid Al Futtaim – Holding, and Arne Sorenson, president and chief executive officer, Marriott International. The event featured a futuristic line-up of entertainment to represent the brand’s signature urban-cool theme and setting.

Operated by Marriott International, Aloft City Centre Deira is situated in the cultural heart of Dubai and is the first hotel in the region to offer movie-themed suites, alongside a VOX Cinemas' Outdoor screen and the Aloft brand’s signature programming.

Aloft City Centre Deira delivers a fresh approach from the traditional hotel landscape with its emphasis on a lively, in-hotel social scene, modern design, innovative music programming, and thoughtful technology incorporated to enhance the guest experience.

Jalil Mekouar, chief executive officer of hotels at Majid Al Futtaim – Properties said: “I’m delighted to announce the official opening of Aloft City Centre Deira, our 13th hotel in the region, to the public. Majid Al Futtaim strives to create and deliver compelling experiences through our unique destinations, and together with Marriott International, we have launched a concept that is an integrated lifestyle development aimed at establishing a new benchmark for experiential travel in Dubai’s hospitality sector, offering more authentic and personalised experiences within one destination.”

The latest offering brings together the combined synergy of Majid Al Futtaim and Marriott International to extend best-in-class amenities, expedited service offerings and innovative leisure and entertainment options to create unique lifestyle experience for millennial audiences and caters to the surging demand for mid-market hospitality offerings in the city.

Directly connected to City Centre Deira, the hotel provides a unique integrated destination offering, that brings together award-winning hospitality, shopping, leisure and entertainment lifestyle excellences to create memorable experiences.

“The team and I are excited to officially launch the Aloft City Centre Deira. Bringing a fresh vibe to this side of the city, we are redefining the traditional hotel concept, bringing urban cool on the creek to both travellers and residents,” said Sammy Gani, general manager, Aloft City Centre Deira.

Guests staying at Aloft City Centre Deira will have access to special offers to experience some of the best leisure and entertainment attractions in the city, like Ski Dubai, iFly and Orbi.

Aloft City Centre Deira marks the fourth hotel collaboration between Majid Al Futtaim and Marriott International, following Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain, and Westin City Centre Bahrain. – TradeArabia News Service