100-room Bulgari hotel to open in Dubai

UAE: Developer Meraas Holding has signed an agreement with Bulgari Hotels and Resorts to bring the brand to Dubai.

The Bulgari Hotel will be located on Jumeirah Bay Island, a six million square foot mixed-use development in the shape of a seahorse. It will be the fifth Bulgari hotel, joining properties in Milan, Bali, London, and Shanghai (scheduled to open in 2015).

The resort will feature 100 rooms and suites in the main hotel buildings, as well as 20 additional hotel villas and a marina. It has been designed by Italian architects Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners.

Abdulla Al Habbai, group chairman of Meraas Holding, said: “Our agreement with Bulgari Hotels and Resorts marks a new milestone in our journey to play a pivotal role in shaping Dubai’s tourism and hospitality landscape. We are confident the new resort will emerge as a welcome addition to Dubai’s iconic shoreline. Through this key partnership, we will be expanding our portfolio in the hospitality sector in line with Dubai Vision 2020 for tourism.”

Jean-Christophe Babin, chief executive officer of Bulgari Group, said: “We are delighted to launch this visionary project that will convey Bulgari’s core values of contemporary design, magnificent craftsmanship and artistic detail. This project is for us part of a larger plan to forge a stronger presence in the GCC. It is a privilege to work with Meraas Holding, a leader in its field, and we look forward to unveiling the Bulgari concept in Dubai as our debut offering in the region.”


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