Dorchester Collection to Make Debut in Middle East Next Year

Dorchester Collection will be making its debut in the Middle East, in partnership with real estate development firm Omniyat, when it opens The Lana. Coming from the Arabic expression meaning “for us” and Hawaiian for “floating gently in calm water,” the name pays homage to the hotel’s location beside the Dubai Creek and the Marasi Marina.

Opening in the last quarter of 2022 under the leadership of general manager Caroline-Jane Houston, The Lana, with its 225 guestrooms, is located in the Burj Khalifa District and overlooks the Business Bay area. There will be a 30-story tower, designed by architects Foster + Partners, as well as a Beach Club at One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai, accessed via a short boat ride.

The 225 guestrooms include 69 suites, and all have floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary design elements. Dark marble, rounded furniture and hues of gold, beige and olive are used throughout the living spaces. A highlight of the in-room experience is the deep-soaking bathtubs, some of which will be positioned in the windows, affording occupants city views while they bathe.

The Lana will offer 21 signature suites, each with an open floor plan and residential feel. The 3,600-square-foot Presidential Suite will have two sitting rooms, specifically for entertaining, a garden room, dining room and an expansive private terrace that runs the length of the elevation. The two-bedroom Royal Suite has 3,800 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space, wrapping around the north corner of the building.

Arriving guests will be welcomed on the second floor, one level up from the water, with the reception, concierge, an indoor-outdoor social lobby space and a pastry counter. The second floor will also be home to the secluded garden lounge. The hotel’s fourth floor will home to a modern Mediterranean restaurant offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as a private dining space. The fourth floor will also have an Italian café, with seating indoors and outside. The Lana’s signature restaurant and lounge is found on the hotel’s 18th floor. Further up, on the 29th floor is the hotel’s spa, wellness center and gym. The hotel’s rooftop pool on the 30th floor, available only during the day to hotel guests, will offer cabana service. Come nightfall, the space will transform into a lounge.

The hotel’s general manager Caroline-Jane Houston joined Dorchester Collection from Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group. She brings over 20 years of hospitality industry experience and a deep knowledge of the Dubai market to her role.

As part of the waterfront living development, Dorchester Collection is also managing the adjacent 39 residences with their double-height spaces, floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive terraces. Part of The Residences will be a podium with a mixed-use retail facility with select retail and food partners. In addition, the brand manages the 94 apartments at Omniyat’s One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai.

Good to know: The Lana is just 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport, 75 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, and a 15-minute walk from Burj Khalifa and the adjacent Dubai Mall.

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