Luxury debut: Dorchester Collection opens first Middle East hotel in Dubai

by James Wilkinson

Dorchester Collection’s hotly anticipated new opening, The Lana, Dubai, has welcomed its first dining and overnight guests.

An architectural statement designed by Foster and Partners, the hotel represents the ultimate expression of trusted hospitality and elevated living, offering 225 rooms and suites and eight new dining concepts; including four that have been created with three of the world’s most celebrated chefs.

The hotel’s sophisticated interiors have been designed and executed by the famed Parisian duo, Gilles and Boissier and incorporate a carefully curated section of more than 50 art pieces, commissioned by local and global artists.

The Lana will also be home to the first Dior Spa in the UAE, set to open in April 2024 and the property is the 10th Dorchester Collection hotel and represents the next chapter in the brand’s unparalleled, global sensibility of service and quality.

The first new opening for the group in more than a decade, the property sets a new benchmark for design and timeless care and enchantment in the city of Dubai.

“As Dorchester Collection welcomes its first guests in the Middle East, we are entering a new era in our company history,” said Dorchester Collection President, Christopher Cowdray.

“The Lana is one of the year’s most anticipated hotel openings, and we are certain it will be celebrated for its remarkable design, superb location in one of the world’s most vibrant cities and a dining scene that will undoubtedly attract much local and international attention.”

The Lana is home to eight restaurant and mixology concepts, four developed in collaboration with famed Michelin-starred chefs – Jean Imbert, Martín Berasategui, and pastry chef, Angelo Musa – and four original concepts operated by the hotel team.

Situated in the heart of the city near downtown Dubai, the hotel is located on the Marasi Bay marina, overlooking Burj Khalifa. Appealing to both business and leisure clientele, the hotel is a 15-minute walk from Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, and a 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.

The hotel will also provide guests with exceptional transportation options including custom Rolls-Royces and a futuristic foiler boat for leisurely cruises along the canal.


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