Cheval Collection, a UK hospitality company specialising in serviced apartments, has entered a management agreement to add a new property called Cheval Maison – Expo City Dubai.

It will repurpose The Leadership Pavilion in Expo City Dubai.

The property is scheduled for reopening last year.

This management agreement follows the opening of Cheval Maison – The Palm Dubai in April 2023, marking the group’s first venture outside the UK.

Cheval Maison – Expo City Dubai will be one of the group’s most extensive sites, featuring 150 studios and one to two-bedroom units and will retain its two existing royal suites.

The property, which previously hosted world leaders during Expo 2020 Dubai and the COP28 climate conference, will undergo extensive renovations before reopening.

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The new property will boast a rooftop pool, meetings and events spaces, a restaurant and bar, a brasserie, and a coffee shop.

Cheval Collection managing director Mohammed S Alawadhi said: “It is a great honour to be chosen to help bring new life to this spectacular site, which helped to cement Dubai’s position as a destination for business and leisure travellers. Cheval Maison – Expo City Dubai will welcome a rich mix of guests, including residents and corporate visitors.

“This agreement underlines the appetite for luxury serviced apartments, with investors and developers drawn to a high-quality product with limber operations.”

Located in the bustling Expo City Dubai, the site is a hub for business and culture.

Strategically positioned adjacent to Al Wasl Plaza, Cheval Maison – Expo City Dubai is located 53km from Dubai International Airport and 20km from Al Maktoum International Airport.

A metro station further connects the property to various locations in Dubai.

Alawadhi continued: “This second signing for Cheval Maison in Dubai is an illustration of the strength of the brand and of our faith in our strategy of global growth through management contracts. As we celebrate more than 40 years of operation, we are building a pipeline in dynamic locations around the world and look forward to making further announcements.”

Expo City Dubai chief development and delivery officer Ahmed Al Khatib said: “The repurposing of this iconic venue reflects Expo City’s commitment to sustainable development, whilst underscoring its reputation as a premier destination for both long- and short-term residents.

“The agreement between Expo City Dubai and Cheval Collection also demonstrates the unwavering belief in Expo City as an integral component of the 2040 Dubai Urban Masterplan and the emirate’s continued growth and development as a leading hub for people and businesses from around the world.”

The Cheval Collection continues to grow its portfolio, which includes nine locations in London, three in Edinburgh, and the newly opened site in Dubai. Additionally, the company has announced plans for a new property in Glasgow, expected to open in 2026.