Dorchester Collection prepares its first hotel in Dubai

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Kuwaiti investor Omniyat Holdings has teamed up with Dorchester Collection to build a luxury hotel in Dubai. This will be the Dorchester Collection’s tenth hotel, but its first outside Europe and the United States.

 

Dorchester Collection, owned by the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), will open its first hotel in the Middle East, in Dubai, by the end of the year.

 

Called the Lana, this 225-room and suite establishment will be developed and owned by Omniyat Holdings, a Kuwaiti company with interests in a wide range of sectors (real estate, light industry, food, services, etc.).

 

Sophisticated hospitality

 

“When we were looking for an upscale brand to satisfy the luxury aspirations of our consumers, Dorchester Collection came to mind. It offers a high level of sophisticated hospitality, and at the same time, its exclusive collection is very limited worldwide,” explains Omniyat President Mahdi Amjad.

 

The Lana will undoubtedly play in the big league: more than a third of its rooms will be suites of at least 50 square meters, and guests will enjoy seven restaurants and a rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city.

 

The hotel is also linked to a residential tower comprising 39 serviced apartments. All were sold prior to construction at an average price of $980 per square metre. This price has recently risen to around Dh7,000 ($1906!). An effect of recent Russian migratory pressure, since the invasion of Ukraine… Financial and tech specialists have fled their home countries (and the risk of being conscripted into the army) to settle in Dubai.

 

For the Dorchester Collection, this will be the tenth luxury hotel in a portfolio that until now has mainly been established in Europe with 7 five-star establishments (The Dorchester, Coworth Park and 45 Park Lane (London), Plaza Athénée and Hotel Meurice (Paris), Principe di Savoia (Milan), Hotel Eden (Rome) and to a much lesser extent in the United States The Beverly Hills Hotel (Beverly Hills) and Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles).

 

A collaboration destined for expansion

 

Several were historic landmarks, such as the Plaza Athénée (opened in 1913) and the Dorchester (inaugurated in 1931), purchased in 1987 by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, before transferring ownership in 1991 to the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), a branch of the country’s Ministry of Finance.

 

In 2006, the BIA itself created the Dorchester Group, which owns the Dorchester Collection, created in 2006 to manage (sometimes on behalf of third-party owners) several luxury hotels in Europe and the United States, either wholly or partially owned.

 

Omnyat Holdings’ partnership with the Dorchester Collection is not set to end there. “We are trying to identify other regional and global destinations where this collaboration could be extended. What we have created with the Dorchester Collection is quite unique and deserves to be extended worldwide,” says Mahdi Amjad (Omnyat).

 

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Kuwaiti investor Omniyat Holdings has teamed up with Dorchester Collection to build a luxury hotel in Dubai. This will be the Dorchester Collection’s tenth hotel, but its first outside Europe and the United States.

 

Dorchester Collection, owned by the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), will open its first hotel in the Middle East, in Dubai, by the end of the year.

 

Called the Lana, this 225-room and suite establishment will be developed and owned by Omniyat Holdings, a Kuwaiti company with interests in a wide range of sectors (real estate, light industry, food, services, etc.).

 

Sophisticated hospitality

 

“When we were looking for an upscale brand to satisfy the luxury aspirations of our consumers, Dorchester Collection came to mind. It offers a high level of sophisticated hospitality, and at the same time, its exclusive collection is very limited worldwide,” explains Omniyat President Mahdi Amjad.

 

The Lana will undoubtedly play in the big league: more than a third of its rooms will be suites of at least 50 square meters, and guests will enjoy seven restaurants and a rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city.

 

The hotel is also linked to a residential tower comprising 39 serviced apartments. All were sold prior to construction at an average price of $980 per square metre. This price has recently risen to around Dh7,000 ($1906!). An effect of recent Russian migratory pressure, since the invasion of Ukraine… Financial and tech specialists have fled their home countries (and the risk of being conscripted into the army) to settle in Dubai.

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Kuwaiti investor Omniyat Holdings has teamed up with Dorchester Collection to build a luxury hotel in Dubai. This will be the Dorchester Collection’s tenth hotel, but its first outside Europe and the United States.

 

Dorchester Collection, owned by the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), will open its first hotel in the Middle East, in Dubai, by the end of the year.

 

Called the Lana, this 225-room and suite establishment will be developed and owned by Omniyat Holdings, a Kuwaiti company with interests in a wide range of sectors (real estate, light industry, food, services, etc.).

 

Sophisticated hospitality

 

“When we were looking for an upscale brand to satisfy the luxury aspirations of our consumers, Dorchester Collection came to mind. It offers a high level of sophisticated hospitality, and at the same time, its exclusive collection is very limited worldwide,” explains Omniyat President Mahdi Amjad.

 

The Lana will undoubtedly play in the big league: more than a third of its rooms will be suites of at least 50 square meters, and guests will enjoy seven restaurants and a rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city.

 

The hotel is also linked to a residential tower comprising 39 serviced apartments. All were sold prior to construction at an average price of $980 per square metre. This price has recently risen to around Dh7,000 ($1906!). An effect of recent Russian migratory pressure, since the invasion of Ukraine… Financial and tech specialists have fled their home countries (and the risk of being conscripted into the army) to settle in Dubai.

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Sophie Michentef has worked for more than 30 years in the professional press. For fifteen years, she managed the French and international editorial staff of the Journal du Textile. She now puts her press, textile, fashion, and luxury expertise at the service of newspapers, professional organizations, and companies.

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