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Article from BTNews 6 FEBRUARY 2017

Central Hotels on expansion trail

Aggressive expansion plans with three new properties lined up for opening in the Palm and Business Bay developments in Dubai this year have been announced by the fast-growing management group Central Hotels.

Chairman Ahmad Ali Al Abdulla Alansaari said the expansion would double the company’s existing inventory of rooms from 524 to 1,220 keys and reflected its commitment to serve guests’ needs with great value in iconic locations.

The first of the new projects opening in 2017 is Bay Central in Burj Khalifa, expected to welcome its first guests in the third quarter, followed by two other hotels of 208 and 204 keys each in the Palm. All three properties are in the 4-star category.

The company’s flagship is the First Central Hotel Suites, which features 524 apartments in the Barsha Heights district in the heart of Dubai.

Alansaari also confirmed that the company's aim is to add another five hotels to its portfolio by 2018, and revealed that the firm is in "advanced negotiations" for three projects in Saudi Arabia and two hotels in the UAE.


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