French hotel group, AccorHotels, on Monday announced the extensive overhaul of a former Shaikh Zayed Road landmark into the Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel Suites & Apartments. The property is in the middle of a two-phase comprehensive refurbishment and is anticipated to open under the Mercure brand on May 19, 2017.
Upon opening, the 1,015 room hotel will be the largest Mercure property in AccorHotels’ global portfolio.
As part of the first phase of renovation, 120 hotel rooms will be revamped to fit Mercure brand dimensions. The second phase of renovation will focus on enhancing additional guestrooms and facilities to meet AccorHotels’ standards and will bump the hotel up from a four star to a five-star hotel in the form of suites, the company said in a statement.
The apartments will also be refreshed and reintroduced to the market. The second phase of renovation and refurbishment is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
“We are delighted to enter into another high-profile agreement with our existing and trusted partner to further elevate the Mercure brand within the United Arab Emirates with the largest Mercure hotel in our global network,” Olivier Granet, Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of AccorHotels Middle East and Africa (MEA), said in a statement.