Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Announces New Hotel on World’s Largest Man-Made Island
- Jun 12, 2014
By Gabriel Circiog, Associate Editor
Dubai—Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts recently announced it has signed a letter of intent with Dubai-based real estate developer Nakheel to manage a 290-room hotel in Dubai.
The new hotel will be situated in The Palm Tower on the world-renowned Palm Jumeirah, an artificial archipelago created by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government in United Arab Emirates. Construction is scheduled to start this year and the hotel, which will be part of the new Nakheel Mall and Hotel complex, is expected to open in 2016.
“The Palm Tower’s strategic position at the heart of The Palm and alongside the Nakheel Mall makes the hotel the ideal location for anyone visiting Palm Jumeirah,” says Shangri-La President and CEO Greg Dogan. “The island is the ultimate address for a luxurious stay in Dubai for both visitors and U.A.E. residents, and we are thrilled to partner with Nakheel to open a Shangri-La hotel in this must-visit destination.”
The Shangri-La hotel will be located on the first 18 floors of the 52-level building and will feature numerous amenities including an outdoor pool, outdoor family dining, a health club and spa. Hotel guests will have direct beach club access via a bridge and walkway, as well as direct access to The Palm Monorail and Nakheel Mall. The mall will be a new retail, dining and entertainment destination for Dubai, which will also open in 2016.
“Palm Jumeirah is synonymous with luxury living and leisure,” he says. “Our new partnership with Shangri-La further reinforces the island’s position as a global destination offering unrivalled, world-class facilities for Dubai’s residents and tourists. The Palm Tower will be our flagship hotel and the ultimate address on Palm Jumeirah. We are delighted to bring Shangri-La and its world-renowned service and hospitality to what will be the new centrepiece of Palm Jumeirah and a stunning new landmark for Dubai.”
With the addition of the new project on Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island, Shangri-La expands its Middle East portfolio. The group currently operates four hotels in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and a resort in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. An additional two hotels are currently under development in Qatar.