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    Aman unveils plans for Janu Dubai

    Aman unveils plans for Janu Dubai Aman Group has announced plans for a second destination in the heart of Dubai, Janu Dubai, anticipated to open in 2027… Following the successful launch in March this year of Janu’s inaugural property, Janu Tokyo, which has already made an indelible mark as the city’s newest luxury destination, Janu Dubai, located in the business…

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    Preview: StoneBathwear prepares for INDEX Dubai

    Preview: StoneBathwear prepares for INDEX Dubai With INDEX Dubai 2024 just around the corner, StoneBathwear gives us a sneak peek into the design for the highly anticipated display of its luxurious bathroom POD… StoneBathwear, a key player in the realm of off-site constructed bathroom PODs, recently announced its participation in INDEX Dubai 2024, and is poised to captivate attendees with…

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    Palace Dubai Creek Harbour Hotel opens in the heart of the city

    Palace Dubai Creek Harbour Hotel opens in the heart of the city Emaar Hospitality Group has announced the official opening of the much-anticipated Palace Dubai Creek Harbour… Dubai Creek Harbour is an ultra-modern waterfront neighbourhood along the historic Dubai Creek, connected to the city’s main roads by three bridges. With 700,000 square metres of parks and open spaces, 66,113 square…

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    StoneBathwear prepares for INDEX Dubai 2024

    StoneBathwear prepares for INDEX Dubai 2024 StoneBathwear has confirmed its participation as an exhibitor at INDEX Dubai 2024, one of the leading events in the Middle East for the design, architecture and interior design industries… StoneBathwear, a premier Italian producer of prefabricated bathroom PODs, is ready to showcase its exceptional craftsmanship and innovation and make a lasting impression at INDEX…

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    Delano sets its sights on Dubai

    Delano sets its sights on Dubai Delano will once again redefine the luxury resort experience with the opening of Delano Dubai, following the partnership signed last year between Ennismore and  Dubai Holding. Here’s what we know… Ennismore has announced that its iconic Delano brand will be heading to the UAE for the first time. Opening later this year at the…

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    Stylish solutions from Sanipex at The Lana, Dubai

    Stylish solutions from Sanipex at The Lana, Dubai With all eyes on the world’s tenth Dorchester, the interiors for this luxurious hotel had to be on point and Sanipex Group stepped up to provide high-quality, stylish solutions for its hotel bathrooms, residences and outdoor areas… The Lana, Dubai, boasts star-studded amenities and breathtaking views of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper from…

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    The Lana, Dorchester Collection has opened its doors to Dubai

    The Lana, Dorchester Collection has opened its doors to Dubai Located on the waterfront at the Marasi Bay Marina, Dorchester Collection’s hotly anticipated new opening, The Lana, Dubai, has welcomed its first guests… The Lana, the first Dorchester Collection hotel in the Middle East and the tenth globally, represents the next chapter in the brand’s unparalleled, global sensibility of service…

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    Case Study: Hypnos in Atlantis The Royal, Dubai

    Case Study: Hypnos in Atlantis The Royal, Dubai One of the most iconic landmarks on the Dubai skyline, Atlantis The Royal, is home to a collection of the most elegant guestrooms and suites in Dubai – with an emphasis on sustainability and craftsmanship, it’s no surprise that Hypnos Contract Beds were selected to create luxurious bespoke mattresses for the whole…

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    Meliá expands its presence in Dubai

    The signing of Gran Meliá Dubai Jumeirah completes the group’s Dubai hotel portfolio. The resort will be located in Port de La Mer, a new luxury destination located in the Jumeirah One Beach area… The signing of Gran Meliá Dubai Jumeirah completes the group’s Dubai hotel portfolio. The resort will be located in Port de La Mer, a new luxury…

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    Stepping inside Vida Dubai Marina

    Stepping inside Vida Dubai Marina With interiors by LW Design, Vida Dubai Marina is a lifestyle destination in the enviable location adjacent to the Yacht Club, with unparalleled views of the Dubai Marina. Home to the new Vida Hotels and Resorts by Emaar, we stepped inside to take a look… The intuitive urban hub offers convenience, comfort and sensory stimulation…

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    Wellness meets luxury in Dubai villa designed by Bergman Design House

    Wellness meets luxury in Dubai villa designed by Bergman Design House Bergman Design House has unveiled its newest project, the Thoughtful Barefoot Luxury Villa in Dubai’s luxurious Tilal Al Ghaf residential community. We stepped inside – barefoot of course – to have a look… Marie Soliman and Albin Berglund of Bergman Design House have unveiled the interiors for the new…

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    Case study: TREND take a dive into the Andaz Dubai

    Case study: TREND take a dive into the Andaz Dubai The Andaz Dubai Hotel swimming pool mosaic is a detailed example of how modern luxury design can pay homage to a city’s rich cultural history… Dubai is renowned for its modern and luxurious living, with its trademark towering skyscrapers and record-breaking architecture. However, there is much more to this UAE…

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    NH Collection Dubai opens on the Palm Jumeirah

    NH Collection Dubai opens on the Palm Jumeirah The opening of NH Collection Dubai The Palm represents the debut of the NH Collection brand in the Middle East… The new-build 532-key hotel from NH Collection is located shoreside on the trunk of the renowned Palm Jumeirah with direct access to West Palm Beach and spectacular views across the Dubai skyline.…

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    Marriott opens its debut resort in Dubai on Palm Island

    Marriott opens its debut resort in Dubai on Palm Island With a prime location on Palm Jumeirah’s West Beach, Marriott Hotels, the signature flag of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio, has announced the debut of its first resort in the United Arab Emirates – Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah, Dubai… Marriott Hotels has opened its first resort in the United Arab Emirates. The…

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    Breaking news: Kerzner International’s new hotel brand Siro to launch in Dubai

    Breaking news: Kerzner International’s new hotel brand Siro to launch in Dubai Kerzner International, independent developer and operator of hospitality and residential properties, today announced plans to open a first-of-its-kind, immersive lifestyle and fitness brand, SIRO, at One Za’abeel in Dubai in Q4 2023. Here’s what we know… The new holistic wellbeing brand SIRO, will be a key feature of…

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    Introducing ORLA Dorchester Collection, Dubai

    Introducing ORLA Dorchester Collection, Dubai Foster + Partners has elevated global property standards by designing ORLA, Dorchester Collection, Dubai, which is situated at the apex of Palm Jumeirah’s crescent… Dubai is a shrinking violet, said nobody (ever). Since its first luxury hotel, the destination has always been considered a leader in high-end hospitality – challenging conventional approaches and defying boundaries…

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    TREND takes curve appeal to W Dubai The Palm

    TREND takes curve appeal to W Dubai The Palm The TREND Group has applied colourful creativity to the designer curves of the W Dubai The Palm Hotel, transforming the blank canvas of the walls into organic surfaces that catch and hold the light… In a city full of architectural wonders, the W Dubai The Palm Hotel sits like a crown…

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    Hilton opens its 600th property – Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah

    Hilton opens its 600th property – Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah Hilton takes it’s flagship brand to Dubai’s world-famous island destination, opening its 600th property which joins 33 other properties in the UAE, Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah, on Palm West Beach… Located on the popular Palm West Beach, the new Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah, featuring 608 guestrooms and suites along with…

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    BLINK’s vision for the new W Dubai – Mina Seyahi

    BLINK’s vision for the new W Dubai – Mina Seyahi BLINK Design Group has created a stunning modern bohemian vision inspired by traditional dhow boats, the romance of travel and the ancient arabic storytelling tradition of Al-Halqa for the new W Dubai – Mina Seyahi… The global interior design group BLINK were taken on board to push the design boat…

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    BREAKING: Dorchester Collection’s debut property in Dubai opens

    BREAKING: Dorchester Collection’s debut property in Dubai opens The anticipated completion of the Dorchester Collection‘s One at Palm Jumeriah, has been announced – and the doors to the flagship property are ready to swing open… OMNIYAT and Dorchester Collection have just announced the completion of One at Palm Jumeriah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai. As the leader in luxury real estate that…

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    A new EDITION Hotel stands tall in downtown Dubai

    A new EDITION Hotel stands tall in downtown Dubai Designed by Dubai-based interior design studio LW, The Dubai EDITION is Marriott International’s latest addition in the Middle East. Making a strong statement on the city skyline, we stepped inside to take a closer look at the design and details inspired by the energy and innovation of downtown Dubai… Having thrown…

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    What you need to know about 25hours’ new hotel in Dubai

    What you need to know about 25hours’ new hotel in Dubai 25hours Hotel One Central has opened its doors in Dubai, and like every hotel in this brand, it tells a story unique to the city, while sheltering a contemporary design scheme that tears up the rule book… Located in central Dubai, 25hours Hotel One Central is more than just…

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    From Zurich to Dubai: A look at the latest two openings from Hyatt

    From Zurich to Dubai: A look at the latest two openings from Hyatt Not content with doing things in moderation, Hyatt celebrates the opening of two incredible new properties. Travellers can feel the ‘Zurich-ness’ at Hyatt Place Zurich Airport The Circle – the first Hyatt Place branded hotel in Switzerland, or experience Hyatt Centric’s debut property in the Middle East,…

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    Marriott signs agreement to open W Dubai

    Marriott signs agreement to open W Dubai Marriott has signed an agreement with wasl Hospitality & Leisure LLC to bring the W Hotels brand to Dubai’s sought-after Jumeriah Beach coastline. Set to become an ‘iconic addition’ to the Dubai skyline, the 318-key W Dubai will combine the culture of the W brand with the boundless energy of the city. Here’s…

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    Weekly briefing: an exclusive hotel review in Dubai & full steam ahead for Marriott

    Weekly briefing: an exclusive hotel review in Dubai & full steam ahead for Marriott Kick your shoes off and get comfortable. Welcome to your weekly briefing with me editor Hamish Kilburn. This week’s round-up features an exclusive design review of Zaha Hadid’s ‘legacy project’ in Dubai, exclusive details behind the launch of a new lifestyle hotel brand and Marriott’s 2021…

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    Checking in to ME Dubai, the ‘legacy project’ of Zaha Hadid

    Checking in to ME Dubai, the ‘legacy project’ of Zaha Hadid We set renowned furniture designer Rock Galpin a comfortable mission to kickstart the year: to write the exclusive design review of ME Dubai, the brainchild of the late Zaha Hadid, which has become the destination’s latest architectural marvel… Being a designer myself, and familiar with the pioneering and expansive…

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    ME Dubai re-emerges with award-winning architecture status

    ME Dubai re-emerges with award-winning architecture status The striking ME Dubai, which is sheltered inside Zaha Hadid Archtiects’ latest award-winning building, has reopened its doors as hospitality in the Middle East enters into a cautious era…  ME Dubai inside The Opus by Omniyat, which considered an architectural masterpiece and was a winner at The Brit List Awards 2020, has reopened…

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    Sneak peek inside The Residences, Dorchester Collection, Dubai

    Sneak peek inside The Residences, Dorchester Collection, Dubai The opening of the 32-storey glass-facade building, which is being described as ‘a landmark of opulence’ in Dubai, will mark the Dorchester Collection’s entrance into the Middle East. Here’s a sneak peek inside the luxury address… Developed by OMNIYAT, which is one of the most recognised property developers in the Middle East,…

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    Lifestyle brand Moxy to arrive in Dubai

    Lifestyle brand Moxy to arrive in Dubai Just when we thought Dubai’s skyline couldn’t contain any more hotels, Marriott International drops the news that it will open a 320-key Moxy hotel in Dubai, which will mark the brand’s entrance into the Middle East… Slated to open in 2025, Moxy Downtown Dubai will rise within Dubai’s iconic downtown neighbourhood. The news…

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    IN PICTURES: New photography emerges of ME Dubai at the Opus

    IN PICTURES: New photography emerges of ME Dubai at the Opus Photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has shared new images of Opus, an innovative glass-façade building that was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects… Home to newly opened ME Dubai, the Opus, which conceptualised in 2007 by Zaha Hadid Architects, explores the balance between solid and void, opaque and transparent, interior and exterior.…

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    Radisson signs debut beach resort in Dubai

    Radisson signs debut beach resort in Dubai Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of the Radisson Resort Dubai Palm Jumeirah, its first beach resort in Dubai and third Radisson hotel in the United Arab Emirates… Located on the Jumeirah shoreline, Radisson’s latest resort brings the group’s UAE portfolio to 23 hotels in operation and under development. Inside Radisson Resort…

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    ME Dubai within the Opus to open in February 2020

    ME Dubai within the Opus to open in February 2020 The iconic contemporary structure in Dubai, the Opus, has been designed by the masters at Zaha Hadid Architects. The architectural marvel will shelter ME Dubai, which is slated to open in February 2020… Following the opening of The Morpheus last year, and Hotel Designs’ interview with one of the lead…

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    Andaz debuts in Dubai with new hotel on The Palm

    Andaz debuts in Dubai with new hotel on The Palm The newly opened Andaz Dubai The Palm marks the brand’s second hotel in the UAE… Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the official opening of Andaz Dubai The Palm. Joining Andaz hotels in top destinations around the world, such as Amsterdam, London, New York, Tokyo, Seoul and Shanghai, the opening marks the…

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    Waldorf Astoria arrives in Dubai’s Financial Centre

    Waldorf Astoria arrives in Dubai’s Financial Centre Waldorf Astoria expands presence in the Middle East with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, treating guests to a unique check-in experience from the 18th floor as well as sky-high dining and wellness facilities… With the aim to bridge the world together, with a French Riviera-style rooftop bar and pool…

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    First AI powered luxury travel festival launches in Dubai

    First AI powered luxury travel festival launches in Dubai The world’s first AI powered luxury travel festival is coming to The Palm, Dubai in February 2020… TFest, the world’s first AI powered luxury travel festival, is a bold new event concept from Private Luxury Events that waves goodbye to the traditional tradeshow format. On The Palm, Dubai, in February 2020, it…

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    W Hotels arrives on The Palm, Dubai

    The 350-key W Dubai – The Palm opens, complete with disruptive interiors, to design its own narrative and lead the ever-changing hospitality scene in the Middle East forward…  “The desert just got hotter,” is how W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International Inc., announced the opening of W Dubai – The Palm, located on the Palm Jumeirah, the largest man-made island in…

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    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to expand in Dubai

    The hotel chain giant is expected to open a further three hotels in Dubai… Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, with a large global presence of more than 9,000 hotels across more than 80 countries, is set to increase its footprint in Dubai with three new managed hotels as part of the Deira Waterfront Development by Ithra Dubai, a wholly owned subsidiary…

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    The Indian Hotel Company Limited (IHCL) signs fourth Taj hotel in Dubai

    The opening of the new Taj hotel in 2022 will increase the company’s inventory to over 1000 keys in the city… India’s largest and hospitality company, The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL),  hasannounced the signing of a new Taj hotel at the Deira Creek in Dubai in partnership with Ithra Dubai LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD). The…

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    Meliá Hotels International confirms new resorts for Dubai and Marrakesh

    Spanish hotelier pushes its brands into more markets. Meliá Hotels International has confirmed it will be opening new resorts in the United Arab Emirates and Morocco during 2018. The first, currently known as the Desert Palm Dubai hotel (main image above), is an exclusive urban site 20 minutes from the city centre that will be re-opened in Q3 2018 as the Desert Palm Polo Club…

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    Kerzner to launch One&Only Urban Resorts at Dubai’s One Za’abeel

    Ithra Dubai development will open in 2020 with Kerzner’s new luxury urban offering. Kerzner International Holdings, which owns the Atlantis Resort & Residences and ultra-luxury One&Only Resorts brands, will launch its first One&Only Urban Resorts offering at One Za’abeel in Dubai. One Za’abeel is due to open in 2020, and is being developed by Ithra Dubai, a fully owned subsidiary of Investment…

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    AVANI Hotels & Resorts confirms third property in Dubai, with Alfahim as developer

    Scheduled to open in 2020, the 48-storey new-build property will be the third AVANI in Dubai. AVANI Hotels & Resorts has confirmed AVANI Hotel Suites & Branded Residences is being developed in Dubai by Alfahim, one of the UAE’s largest conglomerates. Scheduled to open in 2020, the site will mark the launch of AVANI residences in the region, located in a prime area…

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    Rotana Hotels unveil two new luxurious Dubai properties

    Rotana Hotels have announced the opening of their two newest properties in Dubai – the Al Bandar Rotana, and the Al Bandar Arjaan. Both properties (Rotana, a hotel, Arjaan, private residencies) are situated at the Dubai Creek natural landmark which runs through the centre of Dubai, and rooms feature views of the water-filled creek, and the tallest building in the world,…

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    Nakheel, AccorHotels to debut Raffles Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

    AccorHotels has signed a management agreement with leading Dubai-based master developer Nakheel for the expansion of AccorHotels’ globally-renowned luxury brand, Raffles Hotels & Resorts. The agreement, recognised by Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels at a signing ceremony at the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Cannes (France) will lead to the opening…

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    Renaissance Hotels opens doors in Dubai

    Located in the thriving Business Bay district, which was recently listed in Lonely Planet’s ‘10 of the World’s coolest neighborhoods to visit right now,’ the new Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai boasts 298 guestrooms, including 65 sprawling suites. Inspiring a sense of spontaneous discovery at every turn, the latest in the brand’s portfolio set the stage for inspiring stories that are…

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    Bulgari Hotels & Resorts announces Dubai resort

    Bulgari Hotels & Resorts will open its Dubai Resort on Thursday 7th December 2017; an urban oasis on Jumeirah Bay. This newest addition to the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts collection is the fifth in the group, following on from the most recently launched Bulgari Hotel Beijing, which opened in September 2017. It joins a growing portfolio of properties around the…

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    World’s first underwater luxury resort to launch in Dubai

    Kleindienst Group has launched The Floating Venice, the world’s first underwater luxury vessel resort at Cityscape Global. Valued at £512 million, The Floating Venice will be located in The World islands, 4km offshore from Dubai and will bring an authentic Venetian experience to the Middle East. This unique floating resort has a capacity of up to 3,000 guests daily, with accommodation,…

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    DoubleTree by Hilton opens latest Dubai property

    DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands, has announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay. The modern hotel features 238 spacious guest rooms and suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai or Bay Square. It joins two other DoubleTree by Hilton properties already open in the city…

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    Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai opening end of March

    Opening on 31st March 2017, Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai will bring a touch of the playful Viceroy LA vibe to the region and will mark the brand’s second property in the UAE. Designed by the innovative Yabu Pushelberg and NAO Taniyama and Associates, the 477-room beachfront resort is located at the base of the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah, overlooking…

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    Project Spotlight: Viero at Mori Sushi, Dubai

    Viero is proud of its status as a truly global brand. A recently completed Marmorin Hydro project has seen our luxury surface finishes arrive in Dubai. The first Mori Sushi restaurant in the UAE’s city is styled superbly with the movement and textures offered by the product. Accompanied by some excellent other interior touches based on the ancient philosophical idea…

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    Emaar unveils Address Boulevard in Downtown Dubai

    Address Hotels + Resorts, the premium luxury hotel brand of Emaar Hospitality Group, has unveiled its new city lifestyle resort, Address Boulevard. Chris Newman, Chief Operating Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Address Boulevard is another statement of our ambition to set new industry standards. It is uniquely positioned as a city lifestyle resort – which integrates all the romantic…

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    Central Hotels reveals 3 new hotels in Dubai for 2017

    Growing its footprint rapidly, Central Hotels, has announced aggressive expansion plans with three new hotels lined up for opening in Dubai in 2017. Unveiling the group’s upcoming projects in The Palm and Business Bay, Mr Ahmad Ali Al Abdulla Alansaari, Chairman of Central Hotels, stated: “2017 is a very exciting year for us with three exceptional properties opening in quick…

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    Minor Hotels, Nakheel join for new-build AVANI in Dubai

    Minor Hotels, currently with a portfolio of 156 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has signed a management agreement with UAE master developer Nakheel for a new AVANI hotel in Dubai. The 372-key AVANI Ibn Battuta Dubai Hotel will be developed by Nakheel and will be…

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    Bespoke Residences partners with Zenith across Dubai

    Bespoke Hotels Middle East and Africa is pleased to announce it has reached agreement to operate 74 residential units across Dubai, from the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, to Dubai International Financial Centre and Sports City, in partnership with Zenith Holiday Homes. The residential units, which will be operated under the ‘Bespoke Residences’ banner, will fall within Zenith’s expanding portfolio of…

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    DUKES Dubai – a quintessentially British hotel in UAE

    Luxury hotel group, DUKES COLLECTION, is thrilled to announce the much anticipated opening of DUKES DUBAI in December 2016, situated at the beginning of the famous Palm Jumeirah, a highly-coveted location for this five-star hotel. DUKES DUBAI will encompass a quintessentially British feel inspired by its famous London counterpart, DUKES LONDON. The hotel is delighted to be working with a…

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    Nakheel to partner with Hilton for new hotel at Dubai’s Jumeirah Village

    Dubai master developer Nakheel today signed a Letter of Intent with Hilton Worldwide to manage a new, 256-room hotel at Jumeirah Village Triangle. Under the proposed agreement, the 18-storey hotel will be managed under the DoubleTree by Hiltonbrand, known for its warm, friendly service that provides upscale comfort for business and leisure travellers. Announced three weeks ago as a major…

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    Distinction Group and Tecnodeck join forces for Hotel Show, Dubai

    London-based Distinction Group have partnered with Portuguese decking company Tecnodeck and the two will be exhibiting together at the forthcoming Hotel Show in Dubai. Distinction have been designing and manufacturing high quality furniture for over 30 years, working with both boutique and world-renowned hotel and development groups to create luxurious hotel bedrooms, bars and restaurants furnished and finished to the…

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    Dubai’s Rosemont Hotel to feature artificial rainforest

    Dubai is known for its outlandish and ambitious projects. And now, the upcoming Rosemont Hotel & Residences will feature the Middle East’s first rainforest. Designed by ZAS Architects, the hotel will house 450 rooms and 280 suites, offering amenities only Dubai could offer including a man-made beach, aquarium, infinity pool and trampoline park. “When you’re being dropped off at the…

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    Silverfox Studios’ work on show at W Hotel Dubai

    W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, opened W Hotel Dubai – Al Habtoor City on Sheikh Zayed Road in the UAE. Singapore-based firm Silverfox Studios were responsible for the design of the property. The hotel stands at 33 storeys high. Guests checking into the hotel are sent up 30 floors to the W Lounge, W Hotels’…

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    Paris Hilton to open hotels in Dubai, New York and Las Vegas

    Paris Hilton, the heiress and reality TV star, plans to launch her own brand of luxury hotels, opening properties in Dubai, New York and Las Vegas, according to Forbes. Hilton is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. The new brand is expected to be eponymous. Speaking to the LA Times, Hilton said: “I’m getting into real…

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    Guest Blog: Bayut.com on Dubai’s most anticipated hotel projects

    The reputation of oil as a sure-shot revenue generating product is currently on the wane as global economies try to shake off the impact of global recession of 2008. But the United Arab Emirates, which initially built its fortunes on oil, has known better. The nation understood the value as well as limitations of natural resources and took on the…

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    Minor Hotels announces AVANI take-over of Dubai property

    Minor Hotels has announced that from 1st July 2016 it will be taking over the operation of the 216-room Mövenpick Hotel Deira in Dubai. The property will operate under the group’s AVANI Hotels & Resorts brand as the AVANI Deira Dubai Hotel. This represents a milestone for Minor Hotels as the first AVANI hotel in the Middle East. The change…

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    Waldorf Astoria to open in Dubai’s financial district

    Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts will open a property in the Middle East’s leading gateway for capital and investment, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Waldorf Astoria DIFC is expected to begin welcoming guests in autumn 2017, and will offer travellers timeless luxury and exceptional experiences in this bustling area of Dubai. The hotel will join a prestigious portfolio of 25…

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    Dusit to break ground on new Dubai project

    Dusit Hotels and Resorts has announced the signing of a technical design agreement with ACES Property Development to bring a new hotel apartment project under the DusitPrincess brand to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The agreement was formalised at a signing ceremony recently held at the Dusit Thani Bangkok presided over by executives from both companies, including Dusit’s Group…

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    St. Regis Hotel Dubai debuts custom-made Bentley Suite

    St. Regis Hotels & Resorts and Bentley Motors are delighted to introduce a new level of luxury to the Middle East with the debut of region’s first Bentley Suite at The St. Regis Dubai in Al Habtoor City. The Bentley Suite is inspired by the bespoke craftsmanship of the pinnacle Bentley Mulsanne. This is the third Bentley Suite in the…

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    First Group marks hotel debut in UAE with Wyndham Dubai Marina

    Wyndham Dubai Marina, the first dedicated hotel development from leading Dubai-based property developer, The First Group, celebrated its grand opening late last month. The four-star deluxe Wyndham Dubai Marina, which is managed by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts – the world’s largest hotel management firm – marks a major milestone for The First Group as well as it marking a significant…

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    Desert Palm PER AQUUM introduces Dubai’s newest luxury villa experience

    The recently unveiled Desert Palm PER AQUUM‘s Villa LAYALI is ready to welcome guests. The three-bedroom 845-sqm villa hides amongst tall palm trees in a location of the hotel’s original royal villa. The property’s original award-winning designer Isabelle Miaja brings her artistry to the new Villa LAYALI, evoking the Arabian avant-garde aesthetic that has set Desert Palm PER AQUUM apart…

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    St. Regis Dubai unveils Sir Winston Churchill Suite

    The St. Regis Dubai at Al Habtoor City in Dubai has announced the official launch of the hotel’s Sir Winston Churchill Suite. The spacious two-storey suite was formally debuted in the presence of Mr. Randolph Churchill, the great grandson of the inspirational statesman, writer, orator and Prime Minister who led Britain to victory in the Second World War and Khalaf…

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    Hotel slated to be included in new Dubai mega-tower

    A Spanish-Swiss architectural firm has come out on top to design a new mega-tower in Dubai – which will surpass the world’s current tallest building Burj Khalifa in height – after the emirate’s ruler chose its design from a field of international suitors. Architect Santiago Calatrava will join forces with Emaar – the firm behind the Burj Khalifa – to…

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    Starwood announces Aloft hotel for Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

    Starwood has announced its plans to open a 192-room Aloft hotel on Dubai’s iconic man-made island – the Palm Jumeirah. Scheduled to open in 2017, Aloft Dubai, The Palm will be the brand’s first resort in the Middle East, complete with beach access, when it opens its doors as the first mid-market hotel brand on the island. Featuring an urban-influenced…

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    Curio – A Collection by Hilton makes its debut in UAE with Dubai property

    Hilton Worldwide has reached an agreement with Royal International to open its first hotel under the Curio – A Collection by Hilton brand in the UAE. Due to begin welcoming guests in 2018, the grand two-tower Rosemont Hotel and Residences will consist of a 450-guestroom and 280-serviced apartment property, which will be developed on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. Launched in…

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    New EDITION planned for Dubai

    Following the expected opening of the first EDITION property in Abu Dhabi in 2016, Marriott International, Inc. together with Ian Schrager and Dubai Properties has announced plans for a second EDITION hotel in the United Arab Emirates set for Dubai. Right image: (L-R) Samir Baidas, Chief Development Officer MEA, Marriott International; Naaman Atallah, CEO Dubai Properties; Alex Kyriakidis, President &…

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    Four new hotel deals in Dubai for Starwood

    In partnership with real estate developer, Dubai Properties, Starwood Hotels & Resorts have announced three Aloft and one Element branded hotels are expected to open in 2018, introducing 816 rooms in Dubai ahead of the Dubai World Expo 2020.Naaman Atallah, CEO of Dubai Properties, said: “As Dubai prepares itself to host a memorable World Expo 2020, Dubai Properties is proud…

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    Steigenberger continues global growth with October opening of Dubai hotel

    Steigenberger Hotels has announced the launch of its inaugural five-star property in the important market of Dubai. The Steigenberger-managed hotel is in the Business Bay district of the city and will open doors to guests in October 2015.This landmark opening will open with further hotels in Dubai and Qatar in the pipeline – the InterCityHotel Culture Village in Dubai and…

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    Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square Now Open

    Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square is officially open, marking the second Hyatt Place hotel in the Middle East, joining Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga, and the sixth Hyatt-branded hotel in Dubai.Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square offers 126 spacious guestrooms, each featuring the plush Hyatt Grand Bed and a Cozy Corner with sectional sofa-sleeper and a separate living space and work space. Guests may…

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    The Middle East’s First Delano Hotel to Debut in Dubai

    Morgans Hotel Group Co., has recently announced its partnership with IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR) to bring the Delano brand to the Middle East with Delano Dubai. Scheduled to open in 2017 as the third hotel in the Delano portfolio, Delano Dubai’s 110-key deluxe hotel apartment property will be situated on Palm Jumeirah and will form part of a…

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    Pullman Dubai Jumeriah Lakes Towers is now open

    Pullman Hotels & Resorts has recently announced that the Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers is now open. Elegant and contemporary in design with a warm ambience, that makes one feel right at home, The Pullman Hotel & Residence Jumeirah Lakes Towers is situated in Cluster T of the master planned, lakeside community. The 35-storey tower features 354 rooms, 278 deluxe…

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    Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights Officially Opens

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), marking the fifth Hyatt-branded hotel in the city. A sixth Hyatt-branded hotel, Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square, is expected to open in Dubai later this year. Each of the six properties is developed by wasl Hospitality, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management,…

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    Paul flies in from Dubai to take up General Manager role at European HQ

    BAGNODESIGN has made a key new appointment at its European headquarters in Leeds, with Paul Sackley joining the company as General Manager.Based in Birstall, Paul will be responsible for optimising the supply chain out of the 175,000 square feet facility, ensuring customer satisfaction and increasing awareness of the BAGNODESIGN brand across the UK and Europe. Previously living in Dubai, Paul…

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    Autograph Collection to Add Stunning New Dubai Property to its Collection

    Marriott International, Inc has just signed up Dubai’s luxurious Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa to its Autograph Collection. This represents the debut of the exclusive portfolio of the one-of-a-kind-hotels in the Middle East and Africa.“We are delighted to announce the exciting entry of the Autograph Collection portfolio into our continent, through the beautiful city of Dubai,” said Alex Kyriakidis,…

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    Laufen to exhibit at Hotel Show Dubai

    Showcasing its range of luxurious, design-led bathroom solutions for the hospitality industry in the Middle East, Laufen together with Artecasa will be playing a part in The Hotel Show in Dubai this September.The Swiss bathroom manufacturer will be exhibiting in collaboration with the exclusive Laufen partner in United Arab Emirates, Artecasa, who have showrooms in the prestigious Sheik Zayed Road,…

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    Celebrating 15 years; The Hotel Show Dubai

    The Hotel Show in Dubai (28 – 30th September 2014) celebrates 15 successful years with a number of our directory members showing their products.The MENA region’s number one hospitality event Celebrating 15 successful years in 2014, The Hotel Show presents a full 360 view of the hotel and hospitality industry from the ground up. The region’s largest dedicated exhibition for…

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    Dubai Showroom Launch

    Burgess Furniture was proud to officially launch our first showroom in Dubai on the 21st May 2014. Located in Design House in Dubai’s Media City, the showroom features a large selection of our chairs, tables and accessories. Having supplied the Middle East for over 43 years and with the ever expanding hospitality market in the region, we felt it was…

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    Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers Re-Opens Following Extensive Multi-Million Renovation

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the re-opening of the iconic Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers following an extensive US$50 million renovation. Opened in 1978, the landmark hotel was the first Starwood hotel to open in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Following the transformation – which includes all guest rooms, facilities, public spaces and the hotel’s Italian…

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    Hilton Worldwide Opens First DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Dubai

    Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton have announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Residences Dubai – Al Barsha located within a short walking distance of Mall of The Emirates, famous for its Ski Dubai attraction, the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, with areas for skiing, sledding and more. The 359 room property is the…

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    Langham Hospitality Group Enters the Middle East with the Langham Brand In Dubai

    Langham Hospitality Group has announced an agreement with DAS Real Estate to manage The Langham resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Located on the crescent of Palm Jumeirah and scheduled to open in 2015, this 323-room resort marks double landmark “firsts” for the Hong Kong-based hotel company: it is the group’s first foray into the Middle East and the first…

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    Marriott International Kicks Off 2014 With Two New Dubai Properties

    Marriott International has announced the opening of two new properties in Dubai to kick start the expansion of its ever growing pipeline across the Middle East and Africa. The two properties carry the company’s signature brand, Marriott Hotels, as well as its upscale serviced apartments brand, Marriott Executive Apartments, which are situated in close proximity to Dubai’s MEA Al Jaddaf…

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    Double success in Dubai for Chelsom

    Chelsom continue to strengthen their position within the global hospitality lighting market by celebrating dual project success in Dubai with the addition of Le Royal Meridien and Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers to their international project portfolio.Following hot on the heels of the success of Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Chelsom are delighted to announce that they have been awarded two…

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    Brintons opens new office in Dubai

    Brintons Carpets Limited, one of the UK’s most prestigious carpet designers and manufacturers, today announces the opening of a new sales office in Dubai. From its new base in the region, Brintons will be even better placed to capitalise on Dubai’s economic recovery, including the growing opportunities in the hospitality industry and high-end residential and commercial property sectors. Brintons has…

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    Hill Cross Furniture & designLSM Exhibit At Hotel Show 2013, Dubai

    Hill Cross Furniture and designLSM proudly announce their Hotel Show debut at this year’s exhibition in Dubai. As leaders in their respective fields the pair will be showcasing their complementary services together.designLSM, an award winning, multi-discipline practice, offer interior design, architectural and branding services for the hospitality, retail and residential sectors. Based in the UK, designLSM boast a diverse portfolio…

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    Styles&Wood Completes £2.6 Million Dubai Hotel Scheme

    Integrated property services and project delivery specialist Styles&Wood has completed a £2.6 million (AED 14.8 million) refurbishment contract at Dubai’s newest hotel development, on behalf of JA Resorts and Hotels. The 35,000 sq. ft. project included a comprehensive programme of works to convert a former residential tower into the four-star Ocean View Hotel. The scheme was delivered by the Altrincham-headquartered…

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    Shangri-La, Dubai UAE (Patrick Goff)

    In February 2005 I reported that Shangri-La had signed a lease on the space in then planned Shard, and had already started design work in their Singapore design office. The Shard represented an opportunity for the operator to develop the interiors of the hotel without the constraints had it gone down the route of looking for a conversion of a…

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    Opening of Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and Majid Al Futtaim Properties have recently celebrated the opening of Sheraton® Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel. With this opening, Starwood now operates 14 hotels in Dubai, representing the highest concentration of Starwood hotels in any individual city outside of New York. Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel is directly connected to…

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    Opening of Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre

    Pullman, Accor’s upscale brand for international seasoned travellers, opens Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre with 317 rooms. This new property is the first step of a key year, sustained by a strong expansion in main tourist hubs and a new way to experience upscale hospitality through a cosmopolitan, vibrant and in style journey. This opening will also reveal the first…

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    JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Takes Luxury to New Heights

    The JW Marriott brand has officially celebrated its newly opened landmark luxury hotel in the Middle East – the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai (February 26th). Acquiring the coveted title of World’s Tallest hotel from the Guinness Book of World Records, the 72-story property is the first JW Marriott Marquis outside of North America and the 59th addition to the brand’s…

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    Fairmont Heritage Place Announces New Luxury Residences On Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah Island

    Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has announced the newest addition to its private residence club offering with the launch of Fairmont Heritage Place, The Palm, Dubai. Fairmont Heritage Place, The Palm features 10 residences sold in 1/13th fractions. Located within the penthouse levels of the newly opened Fairmont The Palm hotel, the residences range from one-bedroom units averaging 1,550 square feet…

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    Iconic JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Opens Its Doors to Guests

    The highly anticipated 5-star JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai has opened its doors to welcome its first guests. Officially recognised as the world’s tallest hotel at a height of 355 metres, only 26 metres short of the Empire State Building, New York, the JW Marriott Marquis is Dubai’s first world-class convention and business destination hotel. General Manager Rupprecht Queitsch…

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