The Dorchester London is one of the world’s most iconic hotels – it attracts a roster of A-list clients and even the Queen has visited.
And now the five-star luxury landmark is set to get a sister property in Dubai – but with very different styling.
The London property has warm 1930s aesthetics, but stunning renderings reveal how the Dubai version is strikingly futuristic, a towering glass and steel structure that will feature a rooftop infinity pool and offer spectacular views over the Middle Eastern metropolis.
Computer renderings have been released of the London Dorchester’s stunning Dubai sister property
Hotel suites will boast floor-to-ceiling windows, with balcony areas providing space for guests to soak up the desert heat
The Dorchester London is one of the world’s most iconic hotels and attracts a roster of A-list clients
Hotel suites will boast floor-to-ceiling windows, with balcony areas providing space for guests to soak up the desert heat.
The preliminary design drawings suggest the venue – currently under construction in the downtown area next to a canal – will be decked out with contemporary furnishings both inside and out.
Along with hotel rooms, there will also be a number of ultra-luxury apartments available for purchase.
As of yet, no pricing details have been given and there is no word on how much the ambitious build will cost to install.
The Dorchester London is part of the Dorchester Collection. It is owned by the controversial Sultan of Brunei, who imposed tough Islamic laws in Brunei in 2014 that will eventually include penalties such as severing of limbs and death by stoning, a move that sparked rare domestic criticism as well as international condemnation.
The building will also house a number of private residential complexes, which are set to attract high flyers
A computer rendering reveals that the Dorchester Collection’s Dubai hotel will feature a spectacular infinity pool on its roof, offering stunning views of the Middle Eastern metropolis
The hotel will be situated next to a marina with a chic promenade area and lush garden installed
Other venues within Collection include 45 Park Lane in London, Coworth Park in Ascot, Le Meurice and Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris, Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan, Hotel Eden in Rome and The Beverly Hills Hotel and Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.
The new opening will be the first hotel complex to launch in the Middle East.
The project is being run in partnership with Omniyat, a Dubai-based property development company.
Commenting on the collaboration, the Dorchester Collection’s CEO Christopher Cowdray said: ‘We are delighted to partner with Omniyat with its global reputation for outstanding design.
‘This is our first hotel and residence complex in the Middle East and we look forward to bringing our distinct style of hospitality to this region.’
The project’s official name is set to be revealed later this month.
The hotel is set to include plenty of outdoor space for guests to relax in. The rendering above shows a lounge area, complete with circular seating and a fire pit
The lobby area of the Dorchester Collection’s new Dubai premises looks ultra-chic, with an impressive chandelier, spotlights and grand columns
The project’s official name is set to be revealed later this month at an official launch event