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 Corporation of Dubai.
The site is in the Za’abeel district of the city, strategically positioned at the crossroads of the old and new business districts of Dubai. The two-tower, high-rise mixed-use development incorporates One&Only One Za’abeel, luxury residences, serviced apartments, and office spaces, in addition to The Gallery, an retail podium, and a panoramic sky concourse, The Linx, which connects the two towers of One Za’abeel.
Kerzner says the architectural design of each urban resort will celebrate the city —from storied landmarks to the introduction of cutting-edge new architecture; a natural hub for the influential and curious to gravitate for both business and pleasure.
Offering unprecedented access to the city, One&Only will offer a perfect base for bespoke, exclusive exploration and sophisticated experiences. Home to a pulsating life and energy, entertainment is at the heart of every One&Only Urban Resort. One may never want to leave.
Kerzner says One&Only Urban Resorts will offer an elevated experience for business, family and leisure travellers, as well as local residents, challenging the conventional city hotel experience – all urban resorts will offer green spaces, gyms will have a spectacular view of the city, and One Cycle and One Yoga will ensure guests get the rejuvenation and workout they need.
Suites can be customised to suit the guest needs, being transformed into everything from a children’s playroom, walk-in closets to an art studio. In fact, specially designed suites for children will also be an option.
“There is a duality to One Za’abeel, reflected in its two towers, that evokes pairings. Timeless elegance with function, efficiency with leisure, tradition with modernity, inclusion and privacy,” said His Excellency Mohammed I. Al Shaibani, Chairman of Kerzner International, Executive Director and CEO of Investment Corporation of Dubai. “The paired concepts come together where The Linx traverses the towers offering all those who get in touch with One Za’abeel one complete, bespoke, and very individual experience every time. That is why, it is very fitting that the first urban resort for One&Only opens in this development of the future.”
“One Za’abeel will continue to develop Dubai in the global arena. Much more than a building, we are shaping communities to thrive and prosper. We are ultimately transforming the legacies of our past into landmarks of the future,” said Issam Galadari, CEO and Director of Ithra Dubai. “As the global benchmark of ultra-luxury, it makes sense for One&Only to operate the resort experience at One Za’abeel.”
“Our ambition is to become part of the soul of any city we enter,” says Michael P. Wale, Chief Executive Officer, Kerzner International. “We are thrilled to be introducing One&Only to the urban space, providing something completely different for our discerning guests, delivered with our renowned personalized experience. Iconic buildings such as One Za’abeel are the perfect locations for One&Only Urban Resorts. We are proud One&Only One Za’abeel is part of the foundation of the next generation of the destination.”