Dubai, UAE, September 29, 2014: wasl hospitality, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, is bringing the Far East hospitality experience to Dubai. The luxury hotel development organisation will be delivering the first Mandarin Oriental hotel in Dubai, currently under development on the Jumeirah Beach Road, to the emirate in 2017.
“wasl hospitality has a leading reputation for conceiving world-beating luxury hotels that are innovative in their design and development. Mandarin Oriental is the latest project in our portfolio that will set new standards for elegance and sophistication for the hospitality sector in Dubai,” said Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, CEO of wasl Asset Management Group.
Once completed, Mandarin Oriental will provide 260 premium rooms and suites for guests, including eight spacious and exclusive over-the-water villas. The new development aims to offer Far East-inspired luxury, with its design elements influenced by both local culture and Asian heritage.
Mandarin Oriental is being landscaped around a number of infinity-edged pools that lead down towards the beachfront. The hotel will house seven restaurants, including a signature pier-top dining establishment with dedicated docking facilities for guests arriving by private yacht. All rooms, villas and suites will incorporate guest-centred technology and entertainment systems.
Other Mandarin Oriental features will be a 2,800 square metre spa with 12 rooms, including three couple’s suites and a private VIP suite. The health facility’s programme will incorporate Far Eastern as well as locally inspired therapies. Corporate guests and those seeking an exclusive venue for private events will be well catered for with a variety of multi-function rooms and a 525 square metre glass-walled ballroom that opens onto a landscaped beachfront terrace. A dedicated beach club on Jumeirah Beach will provide an array of water sports activities.
“It is vital that the hospitality market in Dubai grows so that it can accommodate the anticipated influx of visitors in the build-up to Expo 2020. wasl is a major player in the city’s hotel industry and the launch of the Mandarin Oriental will add to its growing portfolio of hospitality projects, which now stands at eleven hotels offering over 3,300 rooms and suites,” said Al Qassim.
wasl hospitality currently has four other hotels under construction, with plans to build 15 more up until 2020. Once all projects have been completed, the organisation’s total complement of rooms will reach almost 6,000. wasl hospitality’s expansion programme has been buoyed by its recent performance that has seen profits increase by 15 per cent over the same period last year.
”wasl hospitality is building on its highly successful last 12 months by ramping up its programme of providing diversified offerings that cater to different segments and audiences. We are extremely proud to be playing an important role in facilitating H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s vision to bring 20 million visitors to Dubai each year by the time Expo 2020 commences,” added Al Qassim.