Mandarin Oriental signs on for second Dubai property
James Riley, group chief executive, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, signs with Hesham Al Qassim, chief executive of wasl Asset Management Group

Mandarin Oriental signs on for second Dubai property

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will manage a second luxury hotel and branded residences in Dubai which is targeted to open in late 2020.

The hotel, located in downtown Dubai, will complement Mandarin Oriental Jumeira Beach, the previously announced urban resort which is currently under construction on the beachfront and due to open in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Both hotels are owned and developed by wasl Asset Management Group.

The hotel will be the anchor of a 63-storey, mixed-use building, to be known as wasl tower, located on Sheikh Zayed Road.

The property will have direct access to the area’s business and leisure attractions, including Dubai Opera, Burj Park and Dubai Mall.

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The downtown Mandarin Oriental hotel will feature 257 spacious and contemporary guestrooms, suites and serviced apartments, which will be located on floors 16 to 38 of the tower, providing outstanding views over downtown Dubai and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

The accommodation will be designed to reflect local culture, with features inspired by Mandarin Oriental’s Asian heritage.

The group will also manage 144 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, located on the tower’s upper floors, which will provide some of the most luxurious private homes in the city.

Both Mandarin Oriental hotels are within easy reach of the city’s two airports, being 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport and 40 minutes from Dubai South – Al Maktoum International Airport.