Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is set to debut in Kuwait. It announced this week that it will manage a luxury hotel which is scheduled to open in 2028.

The Mandarin Oriental, Kuwait will feature 159 guestrooms, including 33 suites and 10 serviced apartments.

Located in the financial district of Kuwait City, the hotel will be housed in an 80-storey tower designed by architects Foster + Partners. The hotel will be a 20-minute drive from Kuwait’s International airport

In addition to the hotel, the tower will comprise a podium which will feature international retail and entertainment centres, as well as office spaces. It will also be the headquarters of Bukhamseen Group Holding, which is the overall developer of the project.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Mandarin Oriental to create Kuwait’s most sophisticated luxury hotel. We look forward to welcoming the legendary quality of service for which Mandarin Oriental is renowned to this important destination,” said Jawad Bukhamseen founder and chairman of Bukhamseen Group Holding.

Culinary options at the upcoming property will include a signature dining experience, a three meal period venue, a poolside restaurant, a lobby lounge with a Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop, a club lounge and a shisha venue.

Mandarin Oriental has said that the hotel will include extensive banqueting and meeting spaces to accommodate social and business events.

Leisure facilities include the Spa at Mandarin Oriental which will provide a wide range of services across eight private treatment rooms, as well as a fitness centre and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

James Riley, group chief executive of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group said, “We are delighted at the opportunity to extend Mandarin Oriental’s presence in the Middle East with this important landmark in Kuwait. We look forward to collaborating with Bukhamseen Group Holding to create an iconic luxury property and ensuring that the development is built to the highest sustainability standards.” The Mandarin Oriental Group currently operates 36 hotels and eight residences in 24 countries and territories.

Mandarin has announced several new openings this year. Last month, it said that it the 267-room Mandarin Oriental Tianfu, Chengdu will open in 2028.

By 2025, it plans to open a new resort property situated on a cluster of private islands in the Maldives. The resort will stretch across three islands on Bolidhuffaru Reef in South Male Atoll, and will include 56 overwater villas and a further 64 beachfront villas, each featuring private pools.

The year prior, by 2024, Mandarin will open its first hotel in Egypt, which will be a rebranding of the historic Shepheard Hotel in Cairo.

Meanwhile, next year, it will open a new hotel in London’s Mayfair. Mandarin Oriental Mayfair will include 50 rooms and suites designed by UK-based Studio Indigo, and there will also be 78 private residences.