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Accor takes over management of Dubai’s QE2 floating hotel

As well as a rebrand, the Queen Elizabeth II cruise ship will undergo further upgrades

Accor has announced that it is adding the world-renowned cruise ship Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) to its portfolio.

The QE2 will undergo upgrades and renovations prior to joining the MGallery Hotel Collection.

Once the renovation is complete, the new MGallery Queen Elizabeth II will feature 447 hotel rooms, nine food and beverage outlets, 10 meeting rooms, a 5,620-square-metre area for outdoor events, six retail outlets, a swimming pool and a gym.

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Accor is collaborating with the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) Investments LLC, an organisation operating under the Dubai government umbrella.

Speaking about the project, PCFC Investment CEO Saeed Al-Bannai said: “We’re very excited to partner with Accor on this project. We trust the group’s expertise will elevate the QE2 to a new era of operations. The Queen Elizabeth II has made history and we are confident that Accor will keep her legacy alive.”

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Accor India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey CEO Mark Willis said: “This is a great opportunity for Accor to expand its footprint in the UAE with the introduction of a unique project that brings diversity to the portfolio, while expanding the MGallery brand presence in the city.

“Not only are we in charge of the only floating hotel in Dubai, but we are also contributing to the Dubai Urban Master plan 2049, with the aim to map out the path for a sustainable urban development while increasing the city’s attractiveness as a global destination.”

Willis added: “We’re confident that once finalised, the MGallery Queen Elizabeth II will become a true must-visit attraction, sharing her own stories with her guests while offering a truly unforgettable experience on-board.”

Accor currently operates 62 properties in the UAE with 20 more in the pipeline.

For more information visit, www.group.accor.com/en

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