Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced that it will
manage a second luxury hotel and branded residences in Dubai which is targeted to open in late 2020. The hotel, located in
downtown Dubai, will complement Mandarin
Oriental Jumeira Beach, Dubai, the Group’s previously announced urban
resort which is currently under construction on the beachfront and due to open
in the fourth quarter of 2018. Both hotels are owned and developed by wasl Asset Management Group.
The hotel will be the anchor of a 63-storey, mixed-use
building, to be known as wasl tower, located on Sheikh Zayed Road. The property will have direct access to the
area’s business and leisure attractions, including Dubai Opera, Burj Park and Dubai
The downtown Mandarin Oriental hotel will feature 257
spacious and contemporary guestrooms, suites and serviced apartments, which
will be located on floors 16 to 38 of the tower, providing outstanding views
over downtown Dubai and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The accommodation will be designed to reflect local
culture, with features inspired by Mandarin Oriental’s Asian heritage.
The Group will also manage 144 Residences at Mandarin
Oriental, located on the tower’s upper floors, which will provide some of the
most luxurious private homes in the city. The Residences will have their own
private access, with dedicated facilities including a Resident’s Lounge, while
also benefiting from Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service and direct access to
The Group’s expertise in creating award-winning restaurants
headed by some of the world’s most celebrated chefs will contribute to the food
and beverage offerings of the hotel. A variety of restaurants and bars will be
featured, comprising a lively rooftop sky bar with citywide views, 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.
There will also be extensive banqueting and meeting spaces to
accommodate social and business events.
A comprehensive Spa at Mandarin Oriental will offer a wide
range of spa, beauty and wellness experiences. The two-storey facility will
feature 12 private treatment rooms, an extensive fitness centre, vitality
pools, heat and water therapies, and an outdoor swimming pool set within a
landscaped garden terrace.
Amsterdam-based UN Studio is the appointed architect of the
300-meter-high building, designed as a ‘vertical urban environment’ promoting
connectivity and sustainability.
His Excellency Hesham
Al Qassim, CEO of wasl Asset Management Group, commented:“We are pleased to
be partnering once again with Mandarin Oriental to bring another elegant and
sophisticated hotel to Dubai, which furthers wasl’s mandate to supply the
Emirate’s hospitality sector with quality hotels. Combined with the premium
property offering at wasl Tower, we are offering the height of luxury in both
the hospitality and residential sectors, which wasl works to support in
alignment with the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership. We look forward to
introducing new visitors and residents to the exceptional service for which
Mandarin Oriental is renowned.”
Both Mandarin Oriental hotels are within easy reach of the
city’s two airports, being 20 minutes from Dubai
International Airport and40 minutes from Dubai South – Al Maktoum International Airport.