Accorhotels has announced it will be opening its largest Middle Eastern property in Dubai.

Expected to open in late 2019, Sofitel Dubai Wafi will have 501 rooms, including 86 suites, ranging in size from 55 sqm to 625 sqm, in addition to 97 studio and one-, two- and three-bedroom serviced apartments. The group has said that it will be within easy reach of Wafi Shopping Mall, Business Bay and downtown Dubai.

A number of dining options will be on offer, including an all-day dining restaurant, an Asian restaurant, a gastro pub, and a lounge and bar on the 43rd and 44th floors.

The hotel’s spa will have a gym, outdoor pools with private cabanas and a kids club, while for corporate groups, 10 meeting rooms in addition to a 1,115 sqm ballroom will be available.

Accorhotels’ COO of luxury brands in the Middle East, Sami Nasser said:

“We are delighted to work with MKM Commercial Holdings, one of our long-standing partners, to develop this impressive project that will undoubtedly become a future flagship for Sofitel in the region. The development of this property is aligned with our strategy to operate one of our leading luxury brands across strategic locations in the Middle East.”

“Sofitel Dubai Wafi signifies our ongoing commitment to expanding AccorHotels’ presence in the luxury segment through our landmark design and quality driven concepts. Sofitel operates luxury hotels and resorts across key destinations in the Middle East including the Sofitel Beirut Le Gabriel, Sofitel Jeddah Corniche, Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah and the Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa. Through the development of the region’s largest Sofitel, we look to strengthen AccorHotels’ luxury offerings and cement our position as a leading luxury hotel operator,” he added.