Accor has opened its largest Sofitel property in the Middle East and Africa region, with the unveiling of the Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk.
Located within Dubai’s Wafi development, the design of the 595-room property was inspired by the Luxor Obelisk in Place de La Concorde in Paris.
The hotel offers five dining venues, including Brasserie Boulud (pictured below) by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud, Asian restaurant and bar Taiko, British-style gastropub The Nine, Bijou patisserie, and poolside bar Soleil.
Other facilities include a spa in partnership with L’Occitane, an outdoor swimming pool, and 2,300 sqm of meeting space including L’Obelisque ballroom and two “green” meeting rooms with electronic flipcharts and eco-friendly amenities.
The hotel joins the Accor’s existing Raffles Dubai property within the Wafi development, the design of which was inspired by the pyramids of Egypt.
Accor lists no fewer than 50 properties in the Dubai area, including five Sofitel hotels – the Sofitel Dubai Downtown Hotel, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Hotel, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Luxury Apartments Hotel, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk.
Commenting on the opening Mark Willis, CEO Middle East and Africa at Accor, said:
“This is a very exciting opening for us in the region as, aside from it being the largest Sofitel property in the Middle East and Africa, it is also set to become a landmark in the city, showcasing exquisite service combined with an iconic design and architecture.
“Congratulations to the team of Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk, whom have worked tirelessly to ensure this opening is a success.”