Sofitel has announced the largest Sofitel property in the Middle East with development partner MKM Commercial Holdings.
Expected to open in late 2019, Sofitel Dubai Wafi will join the luxury brand’s growing portfolio of 14 hotels and 4,400 rooms in operation and under development in the Middle East.
Sofitel Dubai Wafi will feature 501 luxury guestrooms, inclusive of 86 suites, ranging in size from 55m2 to 625m2, in addition to 97 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom serviced residences to be operated on an extended-stay basis.
The property will offer a number of dining concepts including an Asian specialty restaurant, gastro pub, a unique destination restaurant, bar and lounge on 43rd and 44th floors, a French lobby café, an all-day restaurant and a pool bar.
Guests will have the option to relax and unwind at the SoSpa or use a comprehensive gymnasium, outdoor pools, private cabanas and a kids club.
Business travellers will have access to ten meeting rooms in addition to a 1,115 m2 ballroom.
Guests of Sofitel Dubai Wafi will enjoy close proximity to Wafi Shopping Mall, Downtown Dubai, Business Bay and the Dubai International Airport.
Corporate clientele will have convenient access to primary business and exhibition centres including the Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Healthcare City and the Dubai International Conference and Exhibition Centre.
Located adjacent to the iconic Raffles Dubai, both properties will form a luxury cluster within Wafi offering guests a range of shared amenities and services.
Sami Nasser, chief operating officer, luxury brands, AccorHotels Middle East, commented: “We are delighted to work with MKM Commercial Holdings, one of our long-standing partners, to develop this impressive project that will undoubtedly become a future flagship for Sofitel in the region.
“The development of this property is aligned with our strategy to operate one of our leading luxury brands across strategic locations in the Middle East.”
He further added: “Within the United Arab Emirates, we’ve established a strong presence with four operational hotels across landmark locations including Abu Dhabi Corniche, Downtown Dubai, the Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Residences, and now Wafi – a major shopping destination set to undergo a comprehensive retail and leisure expansion.”