The Dorchester Collection Management Contract for First Hotel in the Middle East

Date: March 2018

Location: Banks of the Dubai Canal, UAE

Name: The name and design of the Dubai hotel will be announced at “an exclusive gala event” in March – Five star.

One Palm, Dubai

The Opus by Zaha Hadid

No. of Keys: 230 and 90 residential apartments on the Palm Jumeirah, as part of the One Palm development.

Buyer: Omniyat, a Dubai-based developer, headed up by Mahdi Amjad, CEO. They have appointed the Dorchester Collection to run the Dubai hotel and apartments. Their other projects include the 180 room Moevenpick Hotel at The Square, Langham Places Residences, The Sterling by Omniyat, a members club and residential tower at the Burj Khalifa District.

Dubai-based property developer Omniyat has committed to opening 505 five-star hotel rooms and 495 deluxe serviced apartments in Dubai by 2020.

Speaking at Cityscape Global 2016, Mark Phoenix, managing director of Omniyat revealed the developer’s plans to make its debut on Dubai’s hospitality scene with The Opus along with a number of other developments across the city.

“We are thrilled to be introducing some of the world’s finest hospitality brands to the city, including the prestigious Langham and the ME by Melia which will be housed in the stunning Opus development, designed by the celebrated late architect Zaha Hadid,” he said.

Omniyat said it will be opening over 505 hotel rooms and 495 serviced apartments across three developments in the city by 2020.

At Langham Place, downtown Dubai, it will open 167 hotel rooms and 153 serviced apartments while Plot 18, Business Bay 245 hotel rooms and suites will open alongside 246 serviced apartments.

This will become the 10th hotel for the Dorchester Collection to join the group’s three UK properties (the Dorchester, 45 Park Lane and Coworth Park), alongside Le Meurice and Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris, Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan, Hotel Eden in Rome and the Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.

THPT Comment: Good to see the Dorchester Collection establishing itself in the Middle East.

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