Delano Dubai sets a date for the next chapter in the Delano story

October will see the return of an icon of modern luxury as Delano Dubai prepares to capture the vibrant energy and cultural zeitgeist of the famed Miami original, transporting guests into a world of contemporary design, legendary spirit, and chic sensibility…

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Framed against the pristine shores of Bluewaters Dubai, a vibrant lifestyle destination by Dubai Holding offering a mix of residential, retail, hospitality and entertainment concepts, Delano Dubai will feature 167 guestrooms and 84 suites, culminating in the extraordinary five-bedroom Penthouse, all designed in Delano’s signature understated style.

Three exceptional culinary and mixology experiences including a reawakening of the renowned Rose Bar promise to be profoundly unforgettable, while the sea-front swimming pool invites guests to gather, socialise, or simply revel in absolute discretion on this unexpectedly secluded island idyll.

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The first truly luxury lifestyle hotel, Delano swept into the Miami scene in the mid 90’s and instantly gained a devoted following among the who’s who of the social set thanks to its avant-garde approach that rejected the staid traditions of five-star hospitality and instead measured luxury by attention to detail, discernment, and personalised experiences. The upcoming opening of Delano Dubai will mark an exciting milestone in the brand’s evolution, embodying and elevating the principles that secured the original’s legendary status to usher in a new era of lifestyle hospitality characterised by refined luxury, sophisticated style, and bespoke service.

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Conceived by leading design studios Elastic Architects, LaBottega, SA Consultants, and Y Design, the interiors of Delano Dubai have also been influenced by the chic, understated styling of the Miami original designed by Philippe Starck. The low-slung exterior is restrained and discrete, marked by verdant manicured topiary that harks back to South Beach’s infamous hedge, while the draping of soft, flowing fabrics creates a veiled arrival, transitioning guests into the textured, sensory world of Delano.

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The use of the brand’s signature white creates bright, lightfilled spaces that form the foundation of a layered, tactile aesthetic crafted through the use of contrasting architectural lighting, bold tones and natural materials such as leather, marble, onyx, white oak and mohair. Innately connected to nature, the guest areas are defined by organic forms, from fluted detailing and hand-painted botanical motifs to the cocoon-like clusters of curved chairs and sofas, and flow out to the English gardens and tree-studded terraces that frame the property.

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The natural aesthetic influences extend to the hotel’s 251 rooms and suites with modern design that embraces fluidity in soft, curved silhouettes and rich textures. Each guestroom is an enveloping, light-filled retreat, complete with a tonal colour palette, bespoke furnishings, private balcony or terrace and a luxurious marble bathroom.Delano Dubai will also feature an exclusive selection of 83 suites available with one or two bedrooms and offering elegant living and dining spaces, as well as a variety of private outdoor space including terraces, gardens, and pools.

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Crowning the hotel is the Delano Penthouse, an unparalleled five-bedroom, five-bathroom penthouse set across the entirety of the seventh floor featuring a personal elevator entrance, private infinity swimming pool and two terraces perfectly appointed to offer spectacular views over the city’s skyline and the shimmering Arabian Gulf, alternately backlit by rose-hued sunrises and gilded golden hours.

As befitting a veritable social hub, three distinctive restaurant and bar concepts will sit at the heart of Delano Dubai. Tutto Passa, an amber-hued Italian restaurant and terrace, will bring the Amalfi coast to the serene shores of Bluewaters Dubai, while destination beachfront restaurant Blue Door pays homage to its iconic namesake. A legend of the Miami bar scene, the hotel will also play host to the reimagined Rose Bar, an opulent and elegant enclave that encapsulates the famed conviviality and irrepressible wit of the much-loved Delano classic, famously frequented by Hollywood elite and music legends alike.

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Delano Dubai will put down roots on a sublimely private corner of Bluewaters Dubai, taking advantage of the unbeatable vistas across the city skyline and Arabian Sea while affording guests the ultimate luxury of total discretion and discernment. A completely unspoilt private beach and whimsical, landscaped gardens envelop the waterside property, which has been designed to offer guests the choice of exquisite isolation or entry into an exclusive social hub. Fringed by billowing umbrellas, the fairytale-like swimming pool will draw inspiration from Roman baths in both aesthetics and purpose, providing a scene of socialising, meeting, and relaxing with carefully placed ledges and loungers encouraging guests to linger and engage with each other and the spectacular surroundings.

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