Meliá to debut ME brand in Dubai

UAE: Meliá Hotels International is to open a ME property in Dubai in 2016, and also has plans for several other hotels in the region.

ME by Meliá Dubai will open in the Opus building, developed by real estate company Omniyat and designed by architect Zaha Hadid.

Set in the Burj Khalifa district, the hotel will feature 100 rooms and Michelin-star restaurants.

Gabriel Escarrer, CEO and vice chairman of Meliá Hotels International, said: “We have been searching for the next city for the ME brand to locate in and found it in this remarkable project in Dubai. It is a fascinating, exciting city that meets the high standards that ME by Meliá offers guests. Zaha Hadid’s masterpiece has exceeded our expectations; we are grateful to Omniyat for developing this ambitious project, and for trusting Meliá Hotels International as their key partner.”

Meliá is also looking to open properties in Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

“This part of the world is among the most dynamic markets in the world,” said Escarrer.

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