Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced plans for a second property in Dubai, located on Sheikh Zayed Road within the 63-floor mixed use Wasl Tower development.

Scheduled to open in 2020, the project will join the Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah Beach, which is itself currently under construction and due to open in late 2018.

The downtown property will feature 257 hotel rooms situated across floors 16 to 38 of the tower, and a further 144 residences on the upper floors of the building.

Facilities will include a rooftop sky bar, “signature dining experience”, all-day dining restaurant, poolside bar and restaurant, lobby lounge, cigar room, Mandarin oriental Cake Shop, and “extensive banqueting and meeting spaces”.

The hotel will also offer a two-floor spa, with 12 treatment rooms, fitness centre, vitality pools, “heat and water therapies”, and an outdoor pool within a landscaped garden terrace.

The 300-metre high Wasl Tower will have direct access to nearby attractions including Dubai Opera, Burj Park and Dubai Mall.

Commenting on the news James Riley, Group CEO of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group said:

“Dubai continues to develop as one of the world’s leading destinations, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to operate two luxury hotels in the city. We look forward to collaborating with Wasl Group to create a second iconic property and to be extending our brand’s presence in the Middle East.”