DUBAI GETS NEW MAN­DARIN ORI­EN­TAL HO­TELS

Friday - - Travel News -

There are two new Man­darin Ori­en­tal ho­tels in the pipe­line for Dubai. One’s a beach re­sort – the Man­darin Ori­en­tal Jumeirah Beach – set to open in 2018, the brand’s first ho­tel in the UAE (above).

The sec­ond, which was an­nounced last week, is a ho­tel lo­cated on Shaikh Zayed Road, with a launch in 2020 (top).

While a name hasn’t been locked down for the prop­erty, Fri­day has been told it will be part of a 63-storey, mixed-use build­ing that is ten­ta­tively called Wasl Tower (no co­in­ci­dence, as both Man­darin Ori­en­tal ho­tels will be man­aged by Wasl As­set Man­age­ment Group). The multi-pur­pose build­ing – ac­cord­ing to a ren­der­ing pro­vided – is near City Walk and across Shaikh Zayed Road from Dubai Mall. In­side, the Man­darin Ori­en­tal ho­tel will have 257 guest rooms, suites and ser­viced apart­ments whose style will be a re­flec­tion of both the brand’s Asian her­itage and lo­cal Mid­dle East­ern cul­ture.

There are a va­ri­ety of F&B con­cepts be­ing con­sid­ered for the ho­tel in­clude a rooftop sky bar, a sig­na­ture din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, an all-day din­ing venue, a pool­side bar and restau­rant, a lobby lounge, a club lounge, a cigar room and a Man­darin Ori­en­tal Cake Shop.

The ho­tel will have a two-storey spa with 12 pri­vate treat­ment rooms, a fit­ness cen­tre, vi­tal­ity pools and an out­door swim­ming pool en­closed by a land­scaped gar­den.

The 300-me­tre tower will be de­signed to be eco-friendly and sus­tain­able by Am­s­ter­dam-based ar­chi­tects UN Stu­dio.

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