Hyatt Hotels Corporation today announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, for the development of an Andaz branded hotel at La Mer – a vibrant lifestyle district in the heart of Jumeirah in Dubai. Expected to open in 2020 the property will become the first Andaz branded hotel in Dubai, and the second in the UAE, joining Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi.
The word andaz means “personal style” in Hindi, and the Andaz brand is aimed at those well-traveled, guests who search for inspiration and enriching experiences that expand their perspectives. Aligned with the brand’s ethos of bringing the local neighborhood to life, Andaz La Mer Dubai will offer inspiring experiences, helping guests immerse themselves in their surroundings and make their stay feel like their own from the moment they begin their journey. The hotel will offer easy access to globally recognised landmarks such as the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Frame.
HE Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, CEO of wasl Asset Management, commented: “We are always seeking to add value to Dubai’s hospitality market with stand-out projects in iconic locations. This new venture with Hyatt Hotels is yet another seal of quality that aligns with our vision to offer superior real estate and lifestyle options to enhance the quality of life. Andaz La Mer, Dubai will enrich our portfolio and introduce more than 150 rooms and suites in the dynamic heart of Jumeirah.”
"At Hyatt, we are committed to offering meaningful experiences to our guests and bringing the right brands to the right places. We're excited to introduce the Andaz brand to Dubai, as we believe the brand will bring the ethos of this vibrant city perfectly to life," said Ludwig Boudoukian, regional vice president of development, Middle East and North Africa. “Given its location at La Mer, the hotel will provide the ideal setting for visitors looking to experience the ultra-modern, design-led façade of Dubai, something that will be integrated in the hotel’s character. Is it an honour to continue our work with Wasl Hospitality LLC to realise this vision”
Andaz La Mer, Dubai will comprise 156 rooms and suites, with 38m2 residential style standard guestrooms serving to highlight key elements of the city through décor and design. Adding to the dining landscape is two restaurants, and a rooftop bar and pool area offering panoramic views. Meeting facilities encompass two residential-style studio rooms, to be utilised by locals and guests alike.
The term “Hyatt” is used in this release for convenience to refer to Hyatt Hotels Corporation and/or one or more of its affiliates.
Global in scale while local in perspective, the Andaz brand of luxury lifestyle hotels weaves the sights, sounds, and tastes of each property’s surroundings for a distinct experience. Through thoughtful, unscripted service, Andaz hotels enable guests to go beyond the familiar and satiate their curiosity while immersing them in the spirit of the eclectic culture around them. Seventeen Andaz hotels are currently open: Andaz 5th Avenue and Andaz Wall Street in New York, Andaz San Diego, Andaz West Hollywood, Andaz Napa, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa, Andaz Savannah, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market, Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya, Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, Andaz London Liverpool Street, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, Andaz Singapore, Andaz Delhi, Andaz Xintiandi in Shanghai, and Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills. Additional hotels joining the portfolio include Andaz Munich Schwabinger Tor, Andaz Palm Springs. For more information, please visit andaz.com. Follow @Andaz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag photos with #WhenInAndaz.
About Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 14 premier brands. As of June 30, 2018, the Company's portfolio included more than 750 properties in more than 55 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Andaz®, Hyatt Centric®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Hyatt Residence Club® and exhale® brand names. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
About wasl Asset Management Group
wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate management companies in Dubai, was established by the Dubai Real Estate Corporation (DREC) in 2008 to oversee the management of its assets and grow its real estate portfolio. Through its three subsidiaries; wasl properties, wasl hospitality & leisure and dubai golf; wasl operates in various real estate, lifestyle, leisure, hospitality, and business sectors. wasl’s main objective is to strengthen Dubai’s position as the premier hub to live and work in and at the same time be the ultimate destination for tourists. For further information please visit: www.wasl.ae