Barceló Hotel Group has announced the opening of Occidental Al Jaddaf, the fifth property for the Spanish hotel group in the UAE.
The 365-room property, located in the Al Jaddaf district, features a design encapsulating the Arabic and Spanish cultures. The 4-star hotel will target both business and leisure travellers alike with an array of facilities and rooms at affordable prices. Located in close proximity to key areas such as Healthcare City, Downtown Dubai, La Mer and DXB Airport the hotel offers guests ease of access to key tourist attractions, business centres and transport routes.
Speaking of the launch, Eduardo Espiritusanto Marrero, the Cluster General Manager says, “Today marks a momentous day for Occidental Al Jaddaf and the wider Barceló Group in the region. Occidental Al Jaddaf is the result of the hard work of many talented and passionate individuals, united by one common objective to bring a new hotel to the market. It was a challenging time to open a hotel during a global pandemic but initiatives including the DHA Covid-19 vaccination campaign and other economic and touristic initiatives by DCTM have allowed us to open in a safe environment.”
Art and design play an important role in shaping the unique identity of the hotel, which can be seen in the 500 hand-painted artworks displayed throughout the property.
The property includes 365 rooms, and 66 suites in total, with 22 of these featuring a spacious terrace with panoramic views over the Dubai skyline and two Signature Suites featuring vibrant shades of blue, purple, green and orange juxtaposed with majestic accents of gold and silver.
Occidental Al Jaddaf is home to two dining concepts, Stage and Souk, with an additional two outlets opening at a later stage during the year. Stage Pool Lounge is a venue located adjacent to the pool area of the hotel, offering panoramic views of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown city skyline. The Mediterranean-Levantine inspired concept will offer both pool-side dining and dining inside the dome-style venue during the day. At night, guests will experience a more upbeat tempo with shisha. The culinary offering is inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean featuring dishes from the Levant region to Morocco, Italy and Spain.
Souk is the all-day dining concept on the ground floor boasting an array of international dishes with a particular focus on Arabic cuisine. The spacious restaurant also features a private dining area, perfect for group dining in a more intimate setting.
Occidental Al Jaddaf is one of five Barceló Hotel Group properties in the UAE including Dukes The Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, Occidental Dubai Production City, Barceló Residences Dubai Marina and Occidental Sharjah Grand.
All Barceló Hotel Properties in UAE have implemented their signature programme We Care About You to secure the highest standards of safety and security for guests and have participated in the vaccination programme supported by DHA. The hotels strictly follow all the protocols as per WHO and DHA regulations.