Majid Al Futtaim and Marriott International opens Aloft City Centre Deira with VOX Cinemas’ first OUTDOOR cinemaOctober 12, 2018
Majid Al Futtaim and Marriott International, today announced the opening of Aloft City Centre Deira, the company’s design-led Aloft brand’s third property in the buzzing city of Dubai. Owned and developed by Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, Aloft City Centre Deira is situated in the cultural heart of Dubai and is the first hotel in the region to offer movie-themed suites, alongside a VOX Cinemas’ OUTDOOR screen and the Aloft brand’s signature programming.
Jalil Mekouar, Chief Executive Officer of Hotels at Majid Al Futtaim – Properties said: “I’m delighted to announce the opening of the Aloft City Centre Deira, which is our 13th hotel in the region. This is a milestone moment for Majid Al Futtaim as we integrate our VOX Cinemas brand into one of our hotels for the first time. This concept will provide a completely new offering within Dubai’s hospitality sector and will see us create even more authentic and personalized experiences that will delight guests in our home market.”
“Aloft City Centre Deira is a testament to our unique integrated destination offering, that brings together our award-winning hospitality, shopping, leisure, and entertainment lifestyle excellences to create memorable experiences for our guests.”
Aloft City Centre Deira delivers a fresh approach from the traditional hotel landscape with its emphasis on a lively, in-hotel social scene, modern design, innovative music programming, and thoughtful technology incorporated to enhance the guest experience.
“Aloft continues to redefine the traditional hotel experience in the region and we are delighted to introduce the brand’s newest addition in the cultural heart of Dubai,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “Aloft City Centre Deira brings a new experience to Deira by delivering an urban-inspired gathering place for tech-savvy Next Gen travelers and local residents.”
Directly connected to City Centre Deira, Aloft features 304 loft-inspired rooms and suites – including four cinema-themed suites where movie lovers will be instantly transported to the magical world of films. Suite themes include Bollywood, Hollywood, Agent House and a specially created Dubai superhero suite, which is bound to excite all ages. Rooms also feature a luxurious mix of the brand’s signature offerings, such as an ultra-comfortable plush bed, a walk-in shower, custom amenities by Bliss® Spa, 49-inch LED TVs with Chromecast and SPG Keyless, the industry’s first mobile check-in system where guests can utilize their mobile phones as room keys.
Aloft City Centre Deira brings six innovative and fresh dining concepts as well as social spaces to the neighborhood, such as Han Shi Fu – a modern Chinese and Asian fusion gastropub and restaurant by the award-winning team that introduced Din Tai Fung to Dubai. The restaurant is set to serve your favorite Asian dishes as well as the trendiest street food from cities such as Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, and Los Angeles. Other offerings include The Canteen, which serves up “bowl meals” for everyone and “bowl-sharing” for a crowd, and a licensed VOX Cinemas’ OUTDOOR movie-watching experience where guests can enjoy movies in ultimate luxury and comfort along with their choice of food and beverage. The hotel will also feature the Aloft brand’s signature outlets, including W XYZ® Bar & Lounge – offering spectacular views of the city skyline along with a resident DJ and shisha on the terrace; Re:fuel by Aloft, the brand’s signature 24/7 grab and go venue; and the Re:mix Lounge – a space for a bit of mix and mingle. Social spaces across the hotel will amplify the iconic global Live At Aloft Hotels programming that showcases live acoustic performances by up-and-coming artists.
VOX Cinemas’ Second OUTDOOR Experience Launches at Aloft City Centre Deira
Following the success of VOX Cinemas’ first OUTDOOR cinema at Galleria Mall, the new location is suitable for all seasons with a retractable roof so movie-lovers can enjoy al fresco evenings in winter and relax in air-conditioned comfort in summer. Furnished with plush lounge-style seating for individuals and couples, guests can select from an a la carte menu of appetizers and snacks designed to be enjoyed in front of the big screen.
Built on the pool terrace on the 4th floor of the Aloft Hotel, the new OUTDOOR cinema location joins a shisha lounge and infinity pool, adding to the hip vibe. Located at the hotel and attached to the mall, this will be the first licensed VOX Cinemas location, where a variety of beverages can be enjoyed while watching the latest Hollywood and Bollywood blockbusters, exciting live football and other sporting events. Valet parking is also available for cinema guests.
Ticket prices are AED75 for a single and AED150 for a double seat with blankets available free of charge. To book, visit www.voxcinemas.com.
Business will boom in one of the five Tactic Rooms, equipped with the best technology such as smart boards that sync notes directly onto your phone, and spacious seating which extends to a breakout area. Guests can also go casual at the Backyard, the hotel’s outdoor event space, for business and social gatherings. Aloft City Centre Deira also offers a 24 hour Re:charge fitness center and Splash pool – an infinity pool with sweeping views of the city.
“We are excited to open our doors in such a renowned area of Dubai. Aloft City Centre Deira will bring a fresh and innovative feel and a very distinct hospitality experience to the neighborhood,” said Sammy Gani, General Manager, Aloft City Centre Deira. “With this being the first hotel to offer movie themed suites, along with an outdoor licensed cinema in partnership with VOX Cinemas and the Aloft brand’s signature music programming, we’re looking forward to bring a fresh new vibe to this side of Dubai.”
All guests staying at Aloft City Centre Deira also have access to special offers to experience some of the best leisure and entertainment attractions in the city, like Ski Dubai, iFly and Orbi.
Aloft City Centre Deira marks the fourth hotel collaboration between Majid Al Futtaim and Marriott International, following behind Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain, and Westin City Centre Bahrain and is Majid Al Futtaim’s 13th hotel in its portfolio.