Dorchester Collection set to open first Mideast property in 2022
15 December 2021 – Trade Arabia Business News – www.tradearabia.com
Dorchester Collection, a portfolio of nine of the world’s most legendary properties, and Omniyat, a key real estate development group, have announced that their new luxury landmark – The Lana – will open next year.
Coming from the Arabic expression meaning ‘for us’ and the Hawaiian ‘floating gently in calm water’, the name pays homage to the hotel’s location beside the Dubai Creek and the Marasi Marina and the property marks Dorchester Collection’s first address in the Middle East.
The Lana, which boasts interiors by Parisian duo Gilles & Boissier, will represent a place of tranquillity and hospitality.
Opening in the last quarter of 2022 under the leadership of general manager Caroline-Jane Houston, The Lana, with its 225 guest rooms, is located in the heart of Dubai, in the Burj Khalifa District and overlooking the vibrant Business Bay area, said the statement from Dorchester Collection.
It is a striking 30-storey tower designed by the award-winning architects Foster + Partners that perfectly captures the essence of its destination and brings an unparalleled ultra-luxury experience to Downtown Dubai.
Hotel guests will be able to relax at the Beach Club at One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai, accessed via a short and scenic boat ride, it added.
The Lana is just 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport, 75 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, and a 15-minute walk from Burj Khalifa and the adjacent Dubai Mall.
Commenting on the new property, Dorchester Collection CEO Christopher Cowdray said: “The Lana is one of the most anticipated hotel openings of 2022, given its incredible design-led credentials in a superb location in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, and a rooftop scene that will attract much attention.”
“We’re looking forward to bringing Dorchester Collection’s renowned brand of luxury hospitality combined with Omniyat’s real estate vision to a new region that is home to so many of our guests around the world,” stated Cowdray.
The 225 unique guest bedrooms include 69 suites and all feature floor-to-ceiling windows and light-flooded spaces. Design is contemporary, inspired by the city setting, with details such as stone parquet flooring, triple-height ceilings, and screen dividers to create an ambience that is at once welcoming and discreet.
Dark marble, rounded furniture, and soft hues of gold, beige, and olive are seen throughout the living spaces. A highlight of the in-room experience is the deep-soaking bathtubs, some of which will be positioned in the windows, affording occupants superb city views while they bathe, he explained.
A hallmark of Dorchester Collection hotels are the signature suites and at The Lana, guests will have 21 signature suites to choose from. Residential in feel, each of the signature suites are palatial and an open floor plan that allows for the surrounding lush tropical landscapes to flow from outdoors in, he added.
Mahdi Amjad, founder and executive chairman of Omniyat said: “We are committed to delivering the highest standards of quality and design. The Lana, our newest property with the illustrious Dorchester Collection, redefines the standard of luxury. The Lana’s sophistication, opulence, and design will undoubtedly make it a standout feature in the Emirates’ picturesque skyline.”
According to Amjad, the Lana’s Presidential Suite and Royal Suite afford guests to the hotel a new level of luxury. The 333 sq m Presidential Suite features two sitting rooms, specifically for entertaining, a garden room, dining room, and expansive private terrace that runs the length of the elevation.
The two-bedroom Royal Suite, boasts an impressive 357 m2 of indoor and outdoor living space, wrapping around the north corner of the building.
Generous onsite amenities will be key to The Lana guest experience, and guests can expect the
world-renowned concierge and engaging service that Dorchester Collection is known for.
“Arriving guests and visitors will be welcomed on the second floor, one level up from the water, with reception, concierge, an indoor-outdoor social lobby space, as well as a pastry counter. The second floor will also be home to the secluded garden lounge,” he explained.
The hotel’s fourth floor will be a scene all its own with a modern Mediterranean restaurant offering indoors and outdoors dining as well as a private dining space.
The fourth floor will also host an Italian café, with seating indoors and outside. The Lana’s signature restaurant and lounge is found on the hotel’s 18th floor and guests can expect an experiential dining experience unlike anything else in Dubai, he stated.
“Further up, on the 29th floor is the hotel’s spa, wellness centre, and state-of-the-art gym. The hotel’s rooftop pool on the 30th floor, available only during the day to hotel guests, will feature cabana service. Come nightfall, the space will transform into a lounge and Dubai’s hottest nightlife destination for revelry under the stars,” he added.