Dubai-based developer Omniyat has announced that The Langham, Downtown Dubai will open in 2020.
Managed by Langham Hospitality Group, the luxury hotel is expected to open in the third quarter of Dubai’s Expo year, Omniyat said in a statement.
In anticipation of the project, Omniyat said that it will hold an experiential demonstration in Dubai next week, which will transport visitors to the famous London hotel and give the UAE its first taste of The Langham.
The one-day event, to be held at the ballroom of the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach on November 6, will be designed with authentic Langham furnishings, service and the hotel’s iconic loose-leaf tea. The Langham, London is credited as being the birthplace of afternoon tea.
The demonstration is open to members of public and will also act as a sales event for Omniyat's Langham Place Residences, Downtown Dubai.
Both the hotel and residences will be situated in the heart of the Marasi development on the banks of Dubai Canal, and will feature a 167-room hotel with 239 fully-serviced residences, ranging from one, two and three bedroom suites to duplex penthouses.
Mahdi Amjad, executive chairman and CEO of Omniyat, said: “Omniyat has always strived to break new ground in Dubai’s property sector and to collaborate with the world’s most prestigious brands. By finally bringing The Langham to the UAE, we continue this core strength of our work. Dubai has been longing for a hotel like this to shake the luxury sector and redefine luxury lifestyle in the market.”
Andrew Jessop, senior vice president of worldwide development at Langham Hospitality Group, added: “The arrival of the Langham Hotels and Resorts brand in the Middle East establishes a new territory for us, and it happens to be one of the most evolving hospitality markets in the world.”
On its opening in 1865, The Langham, London was regarded as Europe’s first Grand Hotel and pioneered the use of hydraulic lifts and air conditioning.
The Langham, London was frequented by many of history’s most famous names, including Sir Winston Churchill, Charles de Gaulle, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Napoleon III, Princess Diana and Wallis Simpson.
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