Ennismore and Banyan Tree Group have agreed a deal with Dubai Holding to open a Banyan Tree Dubai property in November 2023.
Banyan Tree Dubai located on Bluewaters will replace the existing Caesars Palace Dubai.
Following a phased stage of brand related upscaling improvements, the repositioned resort will feature 179 rooms, including 30 suites and a brand-new four-bedroom villa with its own private entrance, pool and beach.
The resort will focus on wellness offering with the signature Banyan Tree Spa featuring its own reception, relaxation area, gym, indoor and outdoor yoga spaces, dedicated F&B space, private mini rainforests, hydrotherapy pools and treatment rooms.
The new resort will also have five restaurants and bars, curated through a collaboration between Ennismore’s in-house F&B concept studio, Carte Blanched, and Banyan Tree Group.
Banyan Tree Dubai will also include 96 private residences comprising one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units with a dedicated lobby, outdoor swimming pool and access to the hotel’s facilities.
As part of a long-term strategic partnership agreement between Accor and Banyan Tree Group signed in 2016, Banyan Tree Dubai will be co-operated by Banyan Tree Group and Ennismore, with a similar operational model applied to Banyan Tree La Cigale Doha, Qatar and Banyan Tree AlUla, Saudi Arabia.
Sébastien Bazin, chairman and chief executive officer at Accor, said, “We are thrilled to be at the beginning of a promising development partnership between Accor and Dubai Holding, and the announcement of the opening of a stunning Banyan Tree Dubai on Bluewaters is the first of many projects involving our brands in the pipeline to further develop and grow our presence in Dubai and globally.”
Amit Kaushal, group chief executive officer at Dubai Holding, added, “Bluewaters has always been a destination for major projects that redefine luxury and cement Dubai as a global beacon of the tourism industry. Our collaboration with market leaders like Accor, Ennismore and Banyan Tree Group marks an important milestone in our ongoing journey of elevating the rich hospitality landscape in Dubai. We are confident that the relaunch of this unique resort will enrich that even further.”
Dubai Holding has a portfolio of Dhs130 billion worth of assets. Bluewaters by Dubai Holding has more than 150 retail and dining concepts.
Ennismore on the other hand has 18 brands representing over 140 operational hotels, 160 in the pipeline and more than 300 restaurants and bars. Ennismore’s Middle East portfolio includes 28 operational properties, and a pipeline of 38 more to be launched across various brands including 25hours, SLS, Mondrian and Rixos. It most recently opened its first SO/ property in the Middle East in Dubai.
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