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First Group breaks ground on fourth Dubai hotel

Four-star hotel, Millennium Place JVT Dubai, First Group’s latest hotel development in Dubai is scheduled to open in 2019

First Group officials along with Sunil Gavaskar, and Millennium & Copthorne executives at the ground breaking ceremony.
First Group officials along with Sunil Gavaskar, and Millennium & Copthorne executives at the ground breaking ceremony.

First Group broke ground on its fourth hotel in Dubai, Millennium Place JVT Dubai, located in Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT).

The four-star hotel is scheduled to open in 2019, with Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, the international hospitality group appointed as the operator.

The First Group’s newest brand ambassador, Indian Test cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar, who has invested in Millennium Place JVT Dubai, broke ground at the construction site.

Rob Burns, chief operating officer, First Group, said: “Millennium Place JVT Dubai marks the start of a new chapter for The First Group as we forge ahead with plans to expand our portfolio of hotels in sought-after districts across the city.

“We look forward to seeing this modern hotel take shape, a property we believe will set the benchmark for hospitality standards in Jumeirah Village Triangle.”

The 34-storey property with an inventory of 599 guest rooms, will have a glass-clad façade.

Millennium Place JVT Dubai has been designed with business and leisure guests in mind, with facilities including specialty restaurants, a spa, business centre, and a rooftop clubhouse with swimming pool, gym, steam rooms, and a sundeck.

Francois Kassab, chief operating officer, Millennium & Copthorne, Middle East & Africa said; “We are very excited to have attended this ceremony and witness the considerable progress in the construction of Millennium Place JVT Dubai, thanks to The First Group.

“There is a huge demand for quality and affordable hospitality offerings in the UAE and we are confident that this hotel will be a strong addition to both the city and to our portfolio, which we aim to grow to 100 properties by 2020.”

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