INTERNATIONAL REPORT—Hotel brands are making moves in the Middle East with openings from Abu Dhabi, to Dubai to Oman. Here’s more on hotel openings with new amenities, F&B options and design:
First Andaz Comes to the Middle East
Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened the Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, turning the ‘Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi’ into the first Andaz branded hotel in the Middle East. The hotel has 189 guestrooms and suites. In addition, there’s a restaurant with local Mediterranean foods, The Lounge, which offers a more casual environment, a spa, suspended outdoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center and pool bar.
Edition Opens in Abu Dhabi
The Abu Dhabi Edition is now open, located in the downtown district on the waterfront of Al Bateen. The hotel has 198 guestrooms and 57 exclusively serviced residences. A variety of dining and beverage experiences are available throughout the property, along with a lobby bar, two pools, Edition spa and three-story nightclub.
Caesars Intros Hotel, Residences in Dubai
Caesars Entertainment Corporation has revealed opening dates for its two beachfront luxury resorts, beach club and residential tower on Meraas’ Bluewaters Island in Dubai. Cove Beach (beach club) will open Nov. 9, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai and The Residences at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai will welcome their first guests on Nov. 15 with Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai following in December.
The 194-room Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai has Cove Beach—a private beach club and Qua Spa, along with Gordon Ramsay’s second Hell’s Kitchen location at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai. The hotel will also include two outdoor pools—one family friendly and one for adults only—and access to a private beach, as well as event space for up to 800 guests.
The Residences at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai will offer 80 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments for short and long-term lease. Located adjacent to Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, residents will have complete access to all dining, leisure and entertainment experiences.
Al Bustan Palace Reopens in Oman
Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel reopens following a period of enhancements that includes redesigned rooms and suites, refreshed Ritz Kids experiences and new culinary options.
Royal Estates Royal Court Affairs in Oman carried out the design of most of the refurbishment works, while luxury integrated design firm WATG and affiliated design studio Wimberly Interiors provided some of the other architecture and interior renovation under the supervision of the Royal Estates. The Grand Ballroom and meeting rooms have also undergone a renovation.