MGallery welcomes its second property in Dubai as it rebrands The Canvas Hotel, MGallery, in Bur Dubai’s Port Rashid area. The franchise agreement was signed with Khamas Group of Investments, a multi-industry conglomerate.
The name ‘Canvas’ was chosen in tribute to the way the city of Dubai has developed, transforming from the ‘blank canvas’ of the desert sands into a glittering metropolis, a global destination fusing east and west, that has become a beacon for travellers and explorers from all over the world.
The upper upscale property features 164 rooms and suites, an all-day dining restaurant, three lounges, Signature, a renowned Indian restaurant from the internationally acclaimed celebrity chef, by Sanjeev Kapoor, as well as an award-winning spa.
As part of a phased refurbishment, The Canvas Hotel, will redefine the guest arrival experience and the lobby, in line with the MGallery ethos. From the intimate and private arrival to the welcoming atrium on the first level, where new lighting, furnishings and refined regional art will uplift and enhance the atmosphere. Signature, by Sanjeev Kapoor will take over a prime location off the main lobby, while additional space is being used to upgrade the events and meeting space, with state-of-the-art audio-visual fit-out.
Pawan Kachroo, Managing Director of Khamas Hospitality Group, said: “AccorHotels proposed the MGallery brand, to take an existing hotel and reposition it with fresh forward-thinking dimensions. Equally, the brand’s flexibility allows us to draw on the strengths of our beginnings, re-emphasising our historical location, and its new appeal. The physical and aesthetic rejuvenation of the hotel will be undertaken through a phased approach and paves way for new interest from previously untapped markets; positioning The Canvas Dubai MGallery as a hotel of choice, catering to the needs of today’s individualistic travellers.”
After completion of the second phase of refurbishment, The Canvas Hotel, drawing on MGallery’s flair for unique dining experiences, will have seven enticing concepts inspired by the heritage of its surroundings, as well as catering to business travellers, with two fully-equipped meeting spaces.
Mirco Iada, General Manager for The Canvas Hotel, MGallery, said: “We’re a focal point for the district; in the heart of Dubai’s historic trading centre, providing a five-star experience for those travellers that demand a superior level of service and comfort. The hotel’s strategic location will offer guests ease of accessibility to some of Dubai’s key landmark business and leisure destinations, entertaining dining and nightlife experiences, an award-winning spa, as well as MGallery’s distinct service, all set on the bridge between traditional and new Dubai.”
The revitalisation of the property is part of the on-going evolution of the historically significant area of (Port Rashid) Bur Dubai, which is being carefully preserved to protect the city’s heritage and history. The hotel is convenient for sites such as the Dubai Gold Souq and Al Fahidi Historical District or new developments such as La Mer and The Pearl Jumeirah, while being incredibly close to ‘Banks’ street, the Dhow Wharfage, and the consular district.
The launch of The Canvas Hotel, MGallery accelerates the expansion of MGallery in the Middle East, a collection of inimitably enchanting, unique boutique hotels. MGallery places story making at the heart of the services, amenities, décor and dining concepts across each hotel. Offering a mix of Heritage, Serenity and Signature hotels, MGallery hotels offer one-of-a-kind moments, spirited by local experiences, lively food and beverages and customised discovery tours. MGallery has more than 90 unique addresses including flagship properties such as Hotel Molitor Paris MGallery, Le Grand Hotel Cabourg MGallery, Santa Teresa Hotel Rio de Janeiro MGallery, Hotel des Arts Saigon MGallery and others in over 25 countries around the world. The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery was the first in the Middle East in addition to becoming the first wellness-focused resort in the region when it opened its doors last year.
AccorHotels operates 46 properties in the UAE, in addition to 27 under development. In the Middle East, AccorHotels currently operates over 100 hotels, encompassing close to 34,000 rooms, in addition to 95 hotels under development across the luxury to economy segments. The network is expected to double in size, bringing over 25,000 additional rooms to the region.
MGallery is where captivating stories are lived and shared. With more than 90 storied boutique hotels around the world, each MGallery tells a unique story inspired by the destination. From bespoke design and sensorial mixology to wellbeing dedicated to women, MGallery hotels are places where guests can discover the very best the world has to offer. MGallery guests are inspired and enriched through their delightful visits to these stylish, thoughtful and decidedly singular hotels. Well-known properties in the MGallery collection include Hotel Molitor Paris, INK Hotel Amsterdam, Queens Hotel Cheltenham in England, Santa Teresa Hotel Rio de Janeiro, Hotel Lindrum Melbourne in Australia, Muse Bangkok Langsuan in Thailand, and Hotel des Arts Saigon in Vietnam. MGallery is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travelers to feel welcome at more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.
About AccorHotels Middle East
AccorHotels Middle East is one of the fastest growing hospitality groups in the Middle East. Currently, the Group’s regional portfolio includes over 100 operational hotels representing close to 34,000 rooms in ten countries. AccorHotels’ portfolio spans a wide range of world-class brands ranging from luxury and upscale Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Swissôtel and Majlis Grand Mercure, to midscale Novotel, Mercure, Adagio and economy ibis and ibis styles. With over 25 years of regional experience, AccorHotels Middle East was the first to establish a training academy. Dubbed as AccorHotels Académie Middle East, the training facility is dedicated to educating and preparing associates at all levels and ensuring optimal career development.