Barcelo to debut first Occidental hotel in the Middle East
As the first Occidental hotel in the Middle East, the new Dubai-based hotel will serve as a meeting and conference hub for the upcoming Expo 2020
The Spanish hospitality company Barceló Hotel Group has revealed a new milestone in its regional expansion plans. The group will open its newest hotel project Occidental IMPZ Dubai, Conference and Events Centre, in September 2018.
Occidental IMPZ Dubai, Conference and Events Centre will offer 239 rooms and will cater to business travellers. The hotel also has six F&B offerings, a ballroom, conference area, two swimming pools and a fitness centre. With close proximity to the Expo 2020 site, the new hotel will offer meeting and conference rooms for exhibitors.
The opening is in line with the group’s plans to cement its brand presence in the Middle East and increase its footprint in the region in the next five years.
Goulam Amarsy, CEO of Barceló Gulf, partner of Barceló Hotel Group in the Middle East said: “We continue to grow in UAE and we are adapting our strategy to suit the unique needs of the local residents as well as international business and leisure travelers. There is a strong demand for Barceló in the Middle East and a desire for the distinctive design, prime locations and all-round top quality service that we are known for worldwide”.
The new property is just one of eight new hotels in the pipeline in the United Arab Emirates and it currently operates two hotels in the region - Barceló Residences Dubai Marina and Occidental Sharjah Grand, and is set to open Dubai property Barceló Al Jadaf in June 2019.