Langham Hospitality Group today announced the company's first luxury city hotel bearing the Langham Hotels and Resorts brand in the United Arab Emirates through its partnership with Omniyat, a Dubai-based privately-held real estate development group.
Located in Burj Khalifa district, Langham Place Downtown Dubai will span a built up area of 680,838 square feet. The USD 273 million project will comprise the five-star luxury hotel and serviced apartments, adding a total of 438 units to the hospitality sector in Dubai upon completion in 2018.
"We are pleased to partner with Langham Hospitality Group to expand our portfolio in the region by introducing a new offering in the market, in which its serviced apartments will be released for global investors as of the 13th of October. As a Dubai-based company, we are committed to contributing to the city's iconic skyline with innovative real estate concepts. The launch of Langham Place Downtown Dubai therefore complements Dubai's strategic tourism vision to annually attract 20 million visitors by 2020," said Mahdi Amjad, Executive Chairman and CEO of Omniyat.
With spectacular views facing Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower, and Dubai's Water Canal, the 167-room hotel will provide easy access to Downtown Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid City, Business Bay and the upcoming Dubai Design District. Offering close proximity to Dubai World Trade Centre and Dubai International Financial Centre, the Langham Place will feature a range of facilities including four distinct food and beverage outlets comprising an all-day dining restaurant, a rooftop bar and lounge, a specialty restaurant and a salon which will serve the brand's signature afternoon tea, and more than 400 square meters of event space for corporate meetings and social galas. For an unrivalled retreat of relaxation, Langham Place Downtown Dubai will also showcase the group's signature Chuan Body and Soul. The spa will offer therapies based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) using the five elemental forces of wood, fire, earth, metal and water.
"With Omniyat's vast experience in developing luxury properties with cutting edge architecture and design, we are delighted to manage this hotel in such a premium location in this dynamic city," said Dr. Lo Ka Shui, executive chairman of Langham Hospitality Group. "Through this strategic partnership with such a renowned property development leader in the Middle East, we look forward to creating a prestigious luxury lifestyle centre that will add to the iconic skyline in Dubai."
The announcement of Langham Place Downtown Dubai brings the total value of Omniyat's portfolio to USD4.4 billion. Launched in 2005, Omniyat's main focus is to generate superior value proposition and yield high returns while delivering projects that cater to the needs of both business and leisure clients. The developer has recently completed its third project in Business Bay, The Binary, and is world renowned for developing the most expensive penthouse in Dubai at a value of $54.45 (AED 200million).
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