Have you always wanted to go on a cruise but suffer from seasickness? Have you sailed on QE2 and want to briefly relive the memory?
Accor, the world leader in the hotel industry with more than 400 hotels, may have the answer. The company has taken over the operations of the world famous cruise ship, the Queen Elizabeth 2, permanently stationed in Dubai.
But before you book your “incredibly stable cruise to nowhere”, QE2 is about to be upgraded and refurbished before joining the MGallery Hotel Collection hotel group. This collection is a special group of properties that have history and charm and are more than just a hotel.
The QE2 is owned by Dubai’s Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) Investments LLC, which is a private equity firm whose main focus is investment in business ventures and asset management.
“We are delighted to partner with Accor on this project. We are confident that the group’s expertise will elevate QE2 to a new era of operations,” said Saeed Al-Bannai, Managing Director of PCFC Investment. “The Queen Elizabeth as we know it has made history and we are confident that Accor will be able to perpetuate its legacy while its strong heritage and reputation will remain a destination in itself, where guests and visitors can enjoy a unique experience” .
Located in Dubai’s Port Rashid, QE2’s location is close to Sheikh Zayed Road, providing easy connection to Dubai International Airport, Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and La Mer Beach, all located less than 20 minutes away. Palm Jumeirah and Mall of the Emirates are located approximately 30 minutes away.
Once the renovation is complete, the new MGallery Queen Elizabeth 2 will feature 447 hotel rooms, nine food outlets, ten meeting rooms, 5,620 m² of outdoor event space, six retail outlets, a swimming pool and a sports Hall.