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An artist’s impression of the Langham Place.

An artist’s impression of the Langham Place.

Omniyat plans to build $273m Langham hotel

September 2015

Dubai-based real estate developer Omniyat has revealed plans to build a $273-million hospitality project in the UAE, in collaboration with Hong Kong-based Langham Hospitality Group.

The new hotel will be the hospitality group’s first luxury city hotel bearing the Langham Hotels and Resorts brand in the UAE.

Located in Burj Khalifa district, Langham Place Downtown Dubai will span a built-up area of 680,838 sq ft. The project will comprise a five-star luxury hotel and serviced apartments, adding a total of 438 units to the hospitality sector in Dubai upon completion in 2018.

“We are pleased to partner with Langham Hospitality Group to expand our portfolio in the region by introducing a new offering in the market, in which its serviced apartments will be released for global investors as of October 13,” said Mahdi Amjad, executive chairman and CEO of Omniyat.

With spectacular views facing Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, and Dubai’s Water Canal, the 167-room hotel will provide easy access to Downtown Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid City, Business Bay and the upcoming Dubai Design District. Offering close proximity to Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai International Financial Centre, the Langham Place will feature a range of facilities including four distinct food and beverage outlets comprising an all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop bar and lounge, a specialty restaurant and a salon which will serve the brand’s signature afternoon tea, and more than 400 sq m of event space for corporate meetings and social galas.

Langham Place Downtown Dubai will also showcase the group’s signature Chuan Body and Soul spa, which will offer therapies based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) using the five elemental forces of wood, fire, earth, metal and water.

“With Omniyat’s vast experience in developing luxury properties with cutting-edge architecture and design, we are delighted to manage this hotel in such a premium location in this dynamic city,” said Dr Lo Ka Shui, executive chairman of Langham Hospitality Group. “Through this strategic partnership with such a renowned property development leader in the Middle East, we look forward to creating a prestigious luxury lifestyle centre that will add to the iconic skyline in Dubai.”

The announcement of Langham Place Downtown Dubai brings the total value of Omniyat’s portfolio to $4.4 billion.

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