Sof­i­tel signs mile­stone project in Dubai

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Sof­i­tel has an­nounced the largest Sof­i­tel prop­erty in the Mid­dle East with de­vel­op­ment part­ner MKM Com­mer­cial Hold­ings LLC.

Ex­pected to open in late 2019, Sof­i­tel Dubai Wafi will join the 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 gue­strooms, in­clud­ing 86 suites, rang­ing in size from 55m2 to 625m2, in ad­di­tion to 97 stu­dios, one, two and three-be­d­room serviced res­i­dences to be op­er­ated on an ex­tend­ed­stay ba­sis.

The prop­erty will of­fer a num­ber of din­ing op­tions, in­clud­ing an Asian spe­cialty restau­rant, gas­tro pub, a unique des­ti­na­tion restau­rant.

Busi­ness trav­ellers will have ac­cess to 10 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 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.”

H.H. Sheikh Manna Bin Khal­ifa Al Mak­toum, Chair­man of MKM Com­mer­cial Hold­ings said, “We are ex­cited to sign this agree­ment with Ac­corHo­tels, our trusted part­ner for the Sof­i­tel Dubai Wafi. We are con­fi­dent that the Sof­i­tel, through its dis­tinct brand po­si­tion­ing and ex­per­tise in the lux­ury seg­ment, will be able to com­ple­ment our ex­ist­ing Raf­fles Dubai while ce­ment­ing the strength of hos­pi­tal­ity of­fer­ings present within the ex­panded and re­vi­talised Wafi.”

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