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 the Arabian Gulf and the Dubai Marina Skyline.
First there was a deliberately depressing theme park, now Banksy is opening a hotel with views of graffiti-strewn concrete from every room. The Walled off Hotel is a three-storey immersive piece of art and also a fully functioning hostelry.
Dukes Dubai, the first international venture for the multi-award winning Dukes London hotel, which is set to open in April, has signed a range of quintessential British brands to further substantiate its great British offering.
Al Bait Sharjah, the new luxury resort to be managed by General Hotel Management, is set to raise the bar for luxury hotel accommodation in the United Arab Emirates’ cultural city while adding interest and vibrancy to the historic inner-city precinct in which it is situated, when it opens at the end of this year.
La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk, Dubai, has celebrated its grand opening. The new boutique hotel, developed by Meraas, is located at the heart of City Walk, Dubai’s new urban living destination.
Address Hotels + Resorts 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.”
sbe, a leading privately-held lifestyle hospitality company, will open its first hotel in the Middle East with the launch of Mondrian Doha, Qatar in the spring. This soft opening will set the stage for Mondrian Doha’s grand opening celebration, which follows in late September, and promises to be an outstanding showcase of the property.
The Rezidor Hotel Group is introducing its first residence property in Dhahran, bringing the brand to Saudi Arabia for the first time. With 92 stylish and sophisticated apartments, a restaurant and a gym, guests will find everything they need to feel at home at the Radisson Blu Residence, Dhahran.
JA Resorts & Hotels has revealed the sleek new look for JA Hatta Fort Hotel following an extensive renovation project, retaining its Arabian roots yet wonderfully updated with a 21st century look.
In the northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, just one hour away from Dubai, the Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort closed its doors in December 2016. The following day this desert resort re-opened under the management of The Ritz-Carlton Company, with 50 associates from sister properties across the region, reports Phil Blizzard.
The Rezidor Hotel Group has signed Radisson Blu Hotel, Dhahran Square and Radisson Blu Residence, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in partnership with Tanami Arabia. The new properties will be located in the business district of Dhahran, a city in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom.
Jannah Hotels & Resorts is preparing to expand in Ras Al Khaimah, with a new property opening on February 1st. As the company looks to tap into the undersupplied market in the emirate, the Abu Dhabi-based hotel operator expects to open the 100 hotel apartment and 24 villa Jannah Resort & Villas in just under two weeks.