Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai has embarked on a AED70 million ($19 million) renovation across its 302 rooms and public areas.
The transformation is scheduled to be completed by October and will be a "contemporary haven of elegance that blends modern Arabia with Shangri-La's legendary hospitality in the heart of Dubai", a statement said.
The renovation of the lobby, Lobby Lounge and Dunes Café is due for completion by the end of October while guest rooms are being worked on in a phased approach until April 2018.
It added that the property will continue to operate during the renovation work and will "ensure the guest experience remains seamless"
International interior designers, Hirsch Bedner Associates, have been hired to carry out the project.
"Guest wellbeing and relaxation is an essential quality of the Shangri-La experience, which is why the guest rooms are being reappointed with both style and comfort in mind," the statement said.
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