The leading luxury hotel company, Meliá Hotels International, has revealed the latest designs for its jaw dropping Dubai hotel.
ME by Meliá Dubai will open its 100-bedroom hotel in the jaw-dropping Opus building, developed by real estate company Omniyat.
Set to open in 2016, the ME Dubai hotel will stand in the city’s Burj Khalifa district, one of Dubai’s most popular tourist destinations.
The popular district is home to the Burj Khalifa – world’s tallest building – and the world’s largest shopping mall.
ME Dubai is the latest project to come from Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, who will design all of the interiors and exteriors of the luxury hotel.
Zaha became the first woman to ever win the Pritzker Architecture Prize when she scooped the prestigious award in 2004.
She also added the Stirling Prize to her collection, picking up the award in consecutive years in 2010 and 2011.
Her buildings are distinctively neofuturistic, characterized by ‘powerful, curving forms of her elongated structures’ with ‘multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry to evoke the chaos of modern life’.
The latest artist impressions of the luxurious Dubai hotel show starkly finished rooms with surging walls and floor-to-ceiling windows.
A reserved colour palette help keep a simplistic tone, as opposed to the bombastic golds and purples that is typical of many luxury hotels in Dubai.
Though exact details are limited at the moment, what we know is that the hotel will consist of 100 rooms, complimented by Michelin-star restaurants and the most exclusive international F&B brands, spread across250,000 sq. ft in the 95-metre high Opus building.
The hotel is expected to feature ‘aura managers’, who act as personal concierges. Aura managers, who are a staple across all of the hotel’s catalogue, use their expertise of the city to offer the guest a truly tailored experience.
ME Dubai’s facilities and Aura service will also be extended to the owners of the apartments located on the upper floors, including four penthouses with private roof terraces.
CEO and Vice Chairman of Meliá Hotels International, Gabriel Escarrer said the firm had been searching for a new city to help grow the ME brand, and decided Dubai was the perfect place to help them do this.
Later this year, as part of the London Design Festival, the architect’s Crest installation will be placed over the Victoria and Albert Museum Museum’s courtyard pond from September 13 to 21. When the exhibition is over it will be transported to Dubai and installed in the hotel garden.