DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The luxury hotel and residences is the latest in a series of mega developments being undertaken by Meydan Group, which include large scale mixed-use urban and leisure developments across various prime locations in Dubai. Corinthia and Meydan Group have entered into a strategic relationship, with Corinthia engaged to support the design development and operate the iconic resort property being built on the site of the former Meydan Beach Club.
Corinthia Hotels has signed agreements with UAE-based Meydan Group to provide technical services and manage a luxury beachfront resort under construction in Dubai.
The Corinthia at Meydan Beach, as the hotel and residences will be known, will comprise 300 bedrooms and 60 high-end serviced apartments when it opens for business in 2019. Its grand architecture features a stepped podium wrapping around lavish, landscaped pools and gardens cascading onto the beach, and offers extensive indoor and outdoor leisure and dining facilities, a luxury Spa, a club and banqueting amenities. A 55-storey tower comprising residential apartments, bedrooms, suites and entertainment zones will sit atop one side of the podium, commanding views of some of the most spectacular sights in Dubai, including the Palm Island and the Dubai Eye under development across the waters.
Internationally-renowned American design professionals AE7, who have over 40 years’ experience in the Middle East, are the appointed architects and designers.
Meydan Board Director Mohammed Al Shehhi said: “We are very happy to have appointed Corinthia to operate our new luxury hotel under construction at Meydan Beach. Our core business is the global management of horse racing, as well as large scale mixed use real estate developments in Dubai. With Corinthia as our hospitality partner, we continue to complement our array of capabilities in ensuring world class delivery of products and services, with our flagship beachside development as a starting point.”
Corinthia chairman Alfred Pisani said: “We are immensely proud of our association with Meydan and of our first Corinthia Hotel in Dubai. The energy, vision and quality of resources assembled for this project by Meydan, and now including Corinthia, will ensure this will be another landmark milestone for us, and for Dubai.”
Meydan is the visionary concept of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The project is the culmination of his vision to create not just a venue for horseracing, but an integrated city that is sustainable, environmentally responsible and one that positions Dubai at the center of the competitive global business stage.
Meydan Group is a multi-purpose commercial establishment that aims to link the world with the Emirate of Dubai through a range of commercial developments, hospitality, luxury, sports, entertainment and amusement services, as well as international horseracing and equestrian events, in addition to a series of state-of-the-art business parks, residential villa communities, schools, hospitals, business towers with luxury waterfront developments and shopping destinations.
Meydan Group brings together elegant lifestyle opportunities with leading entertainment and sporting events. The portfolio consists of The Meydan Hotel, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, The Track Meydan Golf, QUBE Sports Lounge, Meydan Tennis Academy, Emirates Equestrian Center, and the iconic architectural marvel, Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, home of the world’s richest horse race – the Dubai World Cup.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City covers approximately 47 million square feet of prime freehold community development in the heart of Dubai. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District 11 is a cosmopolitan, family-oriented community comprising villas and mixed-use buildings and offering a number of attractive amenities and facilities including Emirates Airline housing, Meydan Villas and The Kent College of Canterbury. Meydan Heights is a premium residential development created for Emirates Airline pilots and their families. It consists of 528 units of townhouse community living and includes retail, park areas and public amenities such as a community center and mosques. Meydan Avenue, which incorporates the iconic Grandstand & The Meydan Hotel at its heart, will set new standards of living based on an inspirational business culture, offering a lifestyle of exceptional quality. The centrally located Meydan Free Zone offers a prime location and ease of incorporation while driving businesses through advanced telecommunications, high technology and business space flexibility.
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Corinthia is a global collection of luxury five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta in 1962. Since 2000, Corinthia has evolved into a multifaceted public company, trading as International Hotel Investments (IHI) plc, which is the owner, developer and operator of Corinthia Hotels and commercial real estate worldwide. Guided by family values and inspired by the core principles underpinning the Spirit of Corinthia – authenticity, passion, precision and understanding – our focus is on ensuring craftsmanship in the hospitality world and delivering honest, discreet service. Each of Corinthia’s hotels and resorts, in some of the most exciting cities in the world, are a tribute to architectural grandeur and cultural traditions. The Corinthia portfolio features the flagship Corinthia Hotel & Residences in London, as well as award-winning Corinthia Hotels in Budapest, Malta, St Petersburg, Prague, Lisbon, Khartoum and Tripoli. Corinthia recently also announced the acquisition and redevelopment of the landmark Grand Hotel Astoria in Brussels, to be relaunched as a Corinthia Hotel in 2019.
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