Source: arabianbusiness.com - 26 November 2012
Dubai’s Jumeirah Group, operator of the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel, is to open its first hotel in India in 2017, it was confirmed on Monday.
The hotelier, a subsidiary of government-owned Dubai Holding, has signed a management agreement to operate a luxury hotel in the Lower Parel district of Mumbai. The 470-room hotel is expected to be completed in 2017.
“The demand for five-star hotels in the Indian market has been robust and we are delighted to have initiated the first phase of our expansion into India with this landmark project in Mumbai,” said Gerard Lawless, president and group CEO of Jumeirah Group, in a press statement.
The Mumbai property will be the first of a series of hotels Jumeirah is planning as part of expansion into the Indian market.
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