HOTELIER MIDDLE EAST: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has signed a management and operating agreement with El Housein Limited for a new hotel apartment tower currently under construction in Downtown Dubai. Expected to open in 2017, the 246-key property, which will be within walking distance of The Dubai Mall, will become the operator’s seventh property in the emirate. Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai's rooms will range from 36-square-metre studio apartments to 104-square-metre two-bedroom apartments. It will also have a speciality restaurant and lobby café, as well as a swimming pool, gymnasium, spa and beauty salon. Several shops and two meeting rooms will complete the property.