Five things to know about hotel brands set to debut in the UAE
More room keys are coming on the market as international brands bring their properties to the country
More room keys are coming on the market as international brands bring their properties to the country Dorchester: The grand dame of British hospitality, with its original home on Park Lane in London’s Mayfair, will be getting a Dubai offshoot in Business Bay. Dubai-based developer Omniyat is working with The Dorchester Collection to open a luxury five-star hotel and residences beside the canal extension, which will be housed in an ultra-modern glass edifice. Paramount: Damac Properties has partnered with the US entertainment giant to bring two new projects to Dubai. Construction of the Damac Towers by Paramount Hotels and Resorts is now almost complete, while Paramount Tower Hotel and Residences is already underway along Sheikh Zayed Road, with a completion date pencilled in for Q3 2019. Element by Marriott: The eco-conscious, millennial-friendly hotel brand from Marriott International has just swung open its doors for the first time in Dubai Production City. Element Me’aisam offers 168 rooms, most with kitchenette and washing machines for longer stays, in its LEED-rated building with plenty of natural light, open spaces and healthier F&B options. 25hours: Another millennial, community-focused hotel is being provided by the Accor group. Construction has now begun on 25hours One Central, located in Dubai World Trade Centre’s One Central, and it’s expected to be completed before the 2020 deadline. The new property has been designed for “urban, cosmopolitan and culturally aware guests”. Langham: An additional brand being introduced by Dubai’s Omniyat is the Langham, the luxury hotel that was born in London in 1865. There have been long-delayed plans to open a property on The Palm, but it seems Omniyat’s Downtown hotel and residences in the Marasi development will be the first in the UAE to carry the Langham name when it opens in 2020.