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Spanish firm says to open luxury Dubai hotel by end-2018

Luxury ME by Melia will be part of the Opus building, designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid

Spanish firm says to open luxury Dubai hotel by end-2018

Luxury lifestyle hotel brand, ME by Meliá, has announced its debut property in the Middle East, ME Dubai, is set to launch at the end of 2018.

Designed by the late architect Dame Zaha Hadid in partnership with luxury developer Omniyat, ME Dubai will be part of the 95-metre high Opus building in the Burj Khalifa district in Downtown Dubai.

ME Dubai will consist of 93 rooms and suites, across 19 floors, including the ultra-luxurious Suite ME, as well as 98 serviced apartments.

The lifestyle hotel will also offer 15 restaurants, including ROKA, the contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant.

Gabriel Escarrer, vice chairman and CEO, at Spain-based Meliá Hotels International, said: “We are incredibly excited to open ME Dubai, our first property in the Middle East, in partnership with Omniyat to bring Zaha Hadid’s vision to life.”

Mahdi Amjad, chairman and CEO at Omniyat, added: “The architectural wonder of The Opus requires a hotel partner that can resonate with its design and lifestyle appeal. We’re very proud and happy that ME by Melia is that partner and look forward to the first ME hotel in the region opening in The Opus.”

There are currently ME by Meliá hotels in Miami, Milan, London, Ibiza, Mallorca, Madrid and Cabo, with further openings in Sitges in 2018 and Barcelona in 2019.

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