By Louise Oakley
Nightclub will replace China Moon and New Asia bars on the 18th and 19th floors.
Raffles Dubai is set to open a new nightclub in the tip of its pyramid, in partnership with Beirut’s Crystal Group.
The nightclub will replace the China Moon and New Asia bars on the 18th and 19th floors of the hotel, revealed Raffles Dubai director of conferences and events Corinna Erken at a recent Hotelier Middle East roundtable.
“The area has been outsourced now to a club operator and it’s going to reopen with a bang and be really nice,” Erken told the magazine, adding that while the bars had been doing well, “a club always has to reinvent itself”.
Raffles Dubai is also revamping its 17th floor in order to expand its award-winning, fine-dining Chinese restaurant, The Noble House, the magazine said. Far Eastern restaurant Asiana is being scrapped to make way for a lounge bar extension to the Noble House.
“Noble house is so successful that we’re going to expand it and what was Asiana is going to become more lounge-style to blend in with the concept and to utilise the terraces more,” Erken told Hotelier Middle East.
If they get greedy and arrogant as New Asia did after they had a brief period of fame... they will suffer the same fate very quickly... They should consider that this is a new economy, where people care about what they are getting and how they are treated... even when they go clubbing!