The Middle Eastern hospitality sector is keenly awaiting the debut of the St. Regis Dubai, the Palm, which is slated to open later this year.
Owned by Dubai master developer Nakheel, the hotel will be part of the Palm Tower, a 52-story mixed-use luxury development and the centrepiece of Dubai’s world-famous, award-winning Palm Jumeirah.
“We look forward to building a long-term relationship with Nakheel as we introduce the St. Regis brand and its exceptional bespoke hospitality to this landmark destination in Dubai,” said a Marriott spokesman.
“This signing underlines the strong demand for high-end hotel accommodation in the UAE and makes Dubai the first city in the world to boast three St. Regis hotels.”
The St. Regis Dubai, the Palm will offer 289 guest rooms and suites, spanning the first 18 floors of Palm Tower, while the upper floors will comprise 504 luxury apartments.
The hotel will feature two swimming pools, including one of the world’s highest infinity pools which will be located on the 50th floor, some 210 meters above ground and bordering all four sides of the building for a 360-degree view of the Palm Jumeirah, Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline.
Set to become one of the most desirable addresses on the Palm, the hotel will also offer distinct dining experiences, including a signature restaurant with sweeping city views on the 51st floor and an all-day restaurant.
Nakheel chairman, Ali Rashid Lootah, said: “Palm Jumeirah is a global destination offering the ultimate in luxury living and leisure.
“The Palm Tower will be the jewel in the crown of this world-famous island and a new architectural wonder for Dubai.
“We are delighted that St. Regis, another name synonymous with luxury, is to manage our flagship hotel, which is set to become one of the most sought-after establishments in the region.”
Guests at the St. Regis Dubai, the Palm will get to experience renowned hallmarks of the St. Regis brand such as the signature St. Regis Butler Service that provides anticipatory service and customises each stay according to specific tastes and preferences.