Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa, and Deyaar Development, one of the UAE’s leading property development and real estate services companies, have opened the Millennium Atria Business Bay.

The property will serve a growing hospitality and tourism sector, especially the Expo 2020 visitor traffic.

Saeed Al Qatami, chief executive of Deyaar Development, and Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, president of Millennium Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East & Africa, attended the ceremony that marked the opening of Deyaar’s first hotel earlier.

The property becomes the 40th hotel operated by Millennium Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East.

The 30-storey Millennium Atria Business Bay features 347 well-designed studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom and duplex apartments.

Al Qatami said: “We are exceptionally proud of our work here and could not be more thrilled to have partnered with Millennium Hotels & Resorts for making the Millennium Atria Business Bay into what we believe will become an icon among Dubai’s Deluxe Serviced Apartments sector.

“With close to two decades of experience in creating unique, culturally-appropriate residential and commercial properties, Deyaar has developed a deep understanding of what residents, visitors, and investors look for in property.

“Deyaar’s vision to expand into exceptional hospitality offerings align with the vision of the UAE’s leadership, as detailed in the UAE National Agenda 2021 – and the time is right, with an estimated 20 million visitors expected to arrive in Dubai for Expo 2020.”

Facilities within the hotel include an all-day dining restaurant, grab and go, podium terrace with cinema projection, infinity pool on the 25th floor, gymnasium and kids’ club,

Every unit in Millennium Atria Business Bay has a characteristic personality and flair, with a key focus on urban elegance paired with the latest smart technology.

The units offer different views which include the iconic Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Water Canal or the stables and will cater to business and leisure travellers alike.

The property is well positioned in Business Bay and offers easy access to Dubai’s two airports as well as being close to business and leisure centres.

Kevork Deldelian, chief operating officer of Millennium Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa, added: “The opening of the Millennium Atria Business Bay will help Dubai’s tourism industry in its product diversity and strengthen Business Bay as a popular business destination.

“It also reflects our strong and long-term commitment to the UAE’s hospitality sector, where we are expanding our footprint very fast.

“The opening of the Millennium Atria Business Bay will change the tourism landscape of Dubai and strengthen Business Bay as a major business destination where people live, work and do business.

“For business travellers, Millennium Atria Business Bay comes as a place to be and conclude business deals, while their families could avail leisure trips to all the destinations in different parts of the city,” he added.

Dubai has been named as the seventh most visited city in the world in 2018, ranked by Euromonitor International.

Millennium Hotels & Resorts is considered the World’s Leading Corporate Hotel Brand by voters at the World Travel Awards.