By Andy Sambidge
Kerzner International confirms date for 2nd luxury hotel in Dubai, upbeat on city future.
One & Only Resorts, the luxury hospitality company, will open its second property in Dubai next year.
One & Only The Palm will open on Palm Jumeirah in October 2010, Sol Kerzner, CEO and chairman of Kerzner International, parent company of One&Only Resorts, said.
"We believe the government's continuous commitment to developing tourism in the region combined with all the destination has to offer, its constant innovation and its easy international access make this the perfect place for us to expand the One & Only portfolio," said Kerzner in a statement.
Guest accommodation at the resort will comprise 35 suites and apartments within a grand Manor House, six independent low-rise mansions with eight to 10 suites and exclusive two and three bedroom beachfront villas.
All accommodations will offer outdoor terraces or private pool. Guests staying in suites, apartments and villas will also be indulged by a dedicated butler, 24 hours a day, the company added.
The resort will also feature private cabanas by an 850 square metre pool, a private beach and a freestanding 2,400 sq m spa, fitness and beauty complex.
The new hotel will be the second in Dubai, after the One & Only Royal Mirage. Kerzner International also own the Atlantis hotel and resort on Palm Jumeirah.