Dubai Properties, or DP, has revealed details of a third project in the unique Culture Village district, a luxury waterfront hotel, which is due to open in early 2018.
The property will be one of the first luxury hotels in Culture Village and will be operated by Anantara Hotel Resorts and Spa. The announcement comes on the heels of the launch of the real estate developer's Dubai Wharf project earlier this week.
The news was announced by Dubai Properties following an agreement with luxury hotel operator Anantara brand owner Minor Hotel Group, in the presence of Mohammed Al Habbai, Dubai Properties Group chief officer for urban planning and infrastructure representing Dubai Properties, and James Kaplan, senior vice-president of development at Minor Hotel Group.
The hotel complements Dubai Properties' broad portfolio of retail, commercial, residential and mixed-use developments, and will be one of many hospitality projects by the company that cater to the increased number of visitors expected ahead of World Expo 2020, further demonstrating the developer's continued support for the long-term vision of Dubai.
The hotel will be located in the heart of Culture Village directly facing the Dubai creek and is close to the new mixed-use project Dubai Wharf, as well as its luxury residential development Manazel Al Khor.
Al Habbai said: "This is part of a growing portfolio of hotels for Dubai Properties, which we will develop in key areas of Dubai, and we are proud to be partnering with Minor Hotel Group to bring the iconic Anantara brand to Culture Village. Anantara is a brand that is synonymous with luxury, and we expect the hotel with its culture spirit to become a key attraction for Culture Village.”
Dillip Rajakarier, chief executive officer of Minor Hotel Group, added: "With a well-established and well known portfolio of hotels and resorts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, further growing our footprint in the U.A.E. is of key strategic importance to Minor Hotel Group. We are therefore very pleased to partner with Dubai Properties, such influential and highly respected partners in the region, to develop an Anantara hotel in the impressive new Dubai Culture Village project, and we look forward to a strong alliance going forward.” With a contemporary design, Dubai Properties' new Anantara hotel will comprise 270 guest rooms offering waterfront views of the Dubai creek, a rooftop pool and restaurants, spa and a range of food-and-beverage and retail outlets, along with a 3.8-metre promenade and marina. The hotel will also boast waterfront views from its ballroom and conference facilities.
Source: Khaleej Times