Wasl Hospitality and Leisure plans to open 14 hotels between now and 2020, and more than double its room capacity to 10,000. The company will focus on the three- and four-star hospitality sector, according to Hesham Al Qassim, the chief executive of its parent, the Wasl Asset Management Group. Wasl Hospitality expects to have a total of 29 hotels open by 2020. Wasl Properties opened its first three-star hotel, a Hyatt Place at the Wasl Trio project at Al Rigga in Deira, last year. A second Hyatt Place opened on Friday at Baniyas Square in Deira, bringing its total number of hotels in operation to 15. Following this, two four-star Hilton Garden Inn properties – at Al Mina near Port Rashid in Bur Dubai and at Al Muraqabat in Deira – are due to open in October.