The seventh property under the SLS brand is set to open in Dubai later this year.
SLS Dubai will offer 254 hotel rooms, 321 hotel apartments and 371 branded residences, housed within a 75-floor tower in the city’s Downtown Dubai’s Burj Khalifa District.
Hospitality firm SBE said that the development is expected to open in the second quarter of 2021, and will feature Italian restaurant Fi’lia, contemporary steakhouse Carna by Dario Cecchini, lobby “mixology lounge” S Bar on the 71st floor, Ella Mia café, 12 Chairs Caviar Bar (with, as the name suggests, space for just 12 guests), and rooftop nightlife venue Privilege.
There will also be a fitness centre, two rooftop infinity pools (which SBE says will be the highest in the world), and Ciel Spa with seven treatments rooms, steam rooms, experience showers and plunge pools.
Existing properties under the SLS brand include SLS Beverly Hills, SLS South Beach and SLS Brickell in Miami, and SLS Baha Mar in the Bahamas.
The group has a total of 17 properties under development and slated to open within the next five years, including SLS Cancun and SLS Puerto Madero, both of which are set to be unveiled in 2021.
Commenting on the news Chadi Farhat, chief operating officer, SBE, said:
“We are excited to open our first SLS hotel in the Middle East in collaboration with Mehmet Nazif Gunal, Founder and Chairman of World of Wonders Real Estate Development, and his incredible team.
“We are excited to open our doors to Dubai’s diverse travellers and residents, welcoming them with the signature SLS style of luxury, hospitality and comfort. Naturally as a major destination for global travellers, Dubai was the ideal location for our next SLS hotel. Home to over six of SBE’s signature culinary and nightlife experiences, SLS Dubai will be the ultimate lifestyle destination in Dubai.”
SBE’s hotel portfolio includes the SLS, Delano, Mondrian, Hyde, The House of Originals, and The Redbury brands. In 2018 Accor took a 50 per cent stake in SBE, before acquiring full ownership of the group’s hotel business in late 2020.