February 2020 – Dubai’s most anticipated design led, luxury hotel will open its doors on Sunday 1st March 2020. ME Dubai will take residence in The Opus by Omniyat building, located in the heart of the Burj Khalifa district in Dubai – the latest outstanding addition to Dubai’s iconic skyline.
This is the first and last hotel where the Iraqi-British architect has designed both the exterior and interior of the hotel, making ME Dubai her legacy project. Hadid was famous for her intensely futuristic architecture, characterized by curves, sharp angles and bold materials and the ME Dubai hotel is no exception.
The hotel boasts 74 rooms and 19 suites (including the Passion Suite, Personality Suite, Vibe Room and the ultra-luxurious ‘ME Suite’). With awe-inspiring originality, Hadid’s design reinvents the balance between solid and void, opaque and transparent, interior and exterior. The Opus itself spans 2,000,000 square feet, comprising of two separate towers that connect in the form of a cube and featuring a ‘carved’ central void, which appears to hover above the ground. The centre of the building provides unexpected and dramatic views of the exterior. During the day, The Opus is a luminous surface, reflecting the dazzling Dubai sun, with the LED lighting highlighting the vivid character of the building in the evening.
The property will feature signature furniture throughout the lobby, lounges and reception areas, all of which was either designed or personally selected by Zaha Hadid. Guests and visitors can choose from three owned F&B outlets, including Central, the Refuel & Relax pool bar and The Opus Studio. In addition, the Opus building will offer 15 F&B outlets including ROKA, the contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant, as well as MAINE Land Brasserie. The spa at ME Dubai provides guests the ultimate refuge for relaxation, offering a variety of luxurious spa treatments for indiviuals or couples to unwind.
Welcoming bookings from 1st March, ME Dubai will act as a platform for contemporary Middle Eastern culture, bringing together music, art, design, fashion and gastronomy in curated experiences that celebrate the latest trends, events and scene leaders shaping the local cultural landscape. With properties located in cultural capitals around the world, ME by Meliá creates a unique link to the communities in which it operates.
As the brand’s first Middle Eastern property, ME Dubai is not only set to become the social and cultural epicentre of Dubai, but also a contemporary luxury hotel with a tangible commitment to sustainability. The property aims to raise the bar on sustainable practices for hotel operations in the city in line with the UAE’s Vision 2021, to be among the world’s leading countries prioritising evolving sustainable development while preserving the environment.
Initiatives being introduced across the hotel’s operations include a partnership with UAE-based company, "No More Bottles" to install world-class drinking water filtration systems throughout the hotel. All rooms will be stocked with pure, filtered water in glass bottles, demonstrating ME Dubai’s commitment to being entirely plastic-free and reducing its carbon footprint.
About ME Dubai
Set to launch in 2020, ME Dubai will see ME by Meliá expand into the Middle East. The portfolio currently boasts six hotels across Europe and The Americas. Designed by the late and renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid, ME Dubai will take residence in the breath-taking Opus building. It is the only hotel project where she has personally designed all of the interiors and exteriors. ME Dubai is situated in the heart of the Burj Khalifa district, which is one of the city’s most vibrant areas. The Opus building is developed by leading Middle East real estate developer, Omniyat. The property consists of 93 rooms and suites across 3 floors. The legacy hotel presents three owned F&B outlets including Central Cosmo Tapas and Bar, Refuel & Relax and The Opus Studio. In addition, The Opus building will offer 15 F&B outlets including ROKA, the contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant, as well as The MAINE Land Brasserie.
About ME by Meliá
ME by Meliá is a personality-led lifestyle brand that seeks to fuse innovative style with local tastes, to captivate clientele with a love for contemporary art and design, music and fashion. Inspired by European lifestyle, each hotel has a unique connection with its location. ME by Meliá offers stylish design hotels that deliver personal, meaningful and aspirational experiences. By capturing these elements in urban and resort destinations, the ME philosophy adds a more personal touch to the guest experience.
There are currently six hotels in the portfolio, across Europe, The Americas and Mexico, including ME Milan Il Duca, ME London, ME Ibiza, ME Madrid, ME Sitges and ME Cabo. The brand is set to expand into the Middle East in March 2020 and ME Barcelona set to open in 2020. Follow ME by Meliá on Instagram @me_by_melia and Facebook mebymelia. www.mebymelia.com.