December 2015: The Dubai based Carlton Group of Hotels has added the former Metropolitan Palace Hotel to its growing portfolio, rebranding it as Carlton Palace Hotel.
The new addition features 212 spacious rooms and suites including 3 Club Floors and Executive Lounge, roof top swimming pool and substantial meeting and conference facilities in the heart of Deira, Dubai.
“We are delighted to acquire this prestigious hotel, adding a well-established 5* property to our expanding portfolio” commented Hosni Abdelhadi, CEO Hospitality Division First Investor Group and Group General Manager. “Deira is a popular location with both GCC and international guests, due to its proximity to the international airport, historical and cultural areas of the city as well as the Dubai World Trade Centre, and we look forward to building on the already great reputation of this grand hotel” he said.
The hotel recently underwent renovation of public areas including the lobby, Al Shindaga Restaurant and the Gourmet Shop, as well as refurbishment of the spacious guest rooms.