Corinthia Hotels has signed an agreement with UAE-based Meydan Group to manage a luxury beachfront resort currently under construction in Dubai.
The 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.
The Corinthia at Meydan Beach will comprise 300 bedrooms and 60 high-end serviced apartments when it opens for business in 2019. Architectural features include a stepped podium wrapped around 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.
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.”