Sofitel signs milestone project in Dubai
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.”