Millennium takes over Airport Hotel
Millennium Hotels and Resorts has signed a management agreement for the Dubai Airport Hotel in the UAE.Franz Zeller, senior vice-president Middle East and North Africa, for Millennium Hotels and Resorts has announced that Millennium Hotels have taken over the management of the hotel as of January 1, and will be re-branding the property as Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai. Further to the recent opening of the Millennium Hotel Abu Dhabi in March 2002, this entry into Dubai is a milestone in the expansion of Millennium Hotels in the region. The new 5-star Millennium Hotel Sharjah was also launched in late December 2002. In addition there are to two new properties in Agadir and Marrakech in Morocco, and a further two in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey. Fronting Al Garhoud Road, the Airport Hotel is a few minutes drive from Dubai International Airport, and ten minutes from the centre of town. Franz Zeller commented: "Dubai comes in at an extremely good time in the group's expansion and will assist in further accelerating our presence in the region."