DUBAI Properties (DP) is to launch a luxury waterfront hotel in its Culture Village, a mixed-use master development situated along the Dubai Creek.
The hotel, due to open in early 2018, will be one of the first luxury hotels in the Culture Village, and will be operated by Anantara Hotel Resorts and Spa.
The announcement comes close on the heels of the launch of its Dubai Wharf development.
Mohammed Al Habbai, the chief officer of Urban Planning and Infrastructure at Dubai Properties Group, and James Kaplan, the senior vice president of development at Minor Hotel Group, a luxury hotel operator and owner of Anantara brand, signed the agreement in the presence of Dillip Rajakarier, the CEO of Minor Hotel Group.
The hotel complements DP’s broad portfolio of retail, commercial, residential and mixed-use developments, and will be one of the group’s many hospitality projects that cater to the increased number of visitors expected ahead of the Expo 2020 in Dubai.
The hotel will be located in the heart of Culture Village directly facing the creek and close to DP’s new mixed-use project Dubai Wharf, as well as its luxury residential development Manazel Al Khor.
DP’s new Anantara hotel comprises 270 guest rooms offering waterfront views of the Dubai creek, a rooftop pool and restaurants, spa, and a range of food and beverages and retail outlets, along with a 3.8-km promenade and marina.
The hotel will also boast beautiful waterfront views from its ballroom and conference facilities, making it the perfect place to host special events and weddings.
Das has been appointed as lead architect for the project, with groundbreaking likely to commence in the fourth quarter.