Dorchester Collection Opens First Hotel in the Middle East

Dorchester Collection has announced the opening of The Lana, Dubai, marking the group’s first hotel in the Middle East. The 225-key hotel will also be home to the first Dior Spa in the United Arab Emirates, set to open in April. The interconnected 30-story building—designed by Foster + Partnersory building—is highlighted by a central podium, The Lana Promenade, which houses retail, restaurants and a rooftop infinity pool.

Near downtown Dubai, the hotel is located on the Marasi Bay marina, overlooking Burj Khalifa. With interiors by Gilles & Boissier, each room has an outdoor terrace and floor-to-ceiling glass windows providing city views. The Lana’s five signature suites—Marina Duplex and Marina Terrace Suites—have two-floor layouts, double-height corner living rooms and outdoor terraces on both levels. The Marina Royal Suite is a presidential suite that has a balcony running along the length of the building, with views of Burj Khalifa; The Lana Royal Suite, offering two bedrooms, covers the north corner of the building.

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Rooftop infinity pool (The Lana, Dubai)

The Lana is home to eight restaurant and mixology concepts, four of which have been developed in collaboration with Michelin-starred chefs Jean Imbert, Martín Berasategui and pastry chef, Angelo Musa. 

Imbert, who also leads the culinary team at Dorchester Collection’s Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris, has developed Riviera, a modern Mediterranean restaurant inspired by his heritage and travels, and High Society, located on the rooftop with 180-degree views across Downtown Dubai. Berasategui, who has collected 12 Michelin stars, has created Jara, the first restaurant of its kind in Dubai serving Basque cuisine, as well as Txakolina, a speakeasy cigar lounge. Bonbon Café by Angelo Musa, also of Hôtel Plaza Athénée, brings a taste of Parisian glamour, serving viennoiseries, freshly baked bread, a range of chocolate bonbons and ice cream, as well as sandwiches and salads.

Other establishments will be led by the executive chef of the hotel, Oliver Jackson, and include Veranda, an open-air garden bar serving signature cocktails, paired with a sharing menu of tapas and international dishes with a Levantine influence, and The Gallery, serving a signature afternoon tea with pastries courtesy of Angelo Musa. Lastly, Bitter Honey, will be an intimate bar within the hotel’s lobby.

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The Gallery (The Lana, Dubai)

From April 2024, guests will be able to experience the first Dior Spa in the U.A.E., located on 29th floor of The Lana. It will have five treatment rooms and one couple’s suite. The Dior Spa The Lana will offer a range of treatments, including Icoone Therapy, Hydrafacial, Dior Micro-Abrasion and the Dior Skin Light LED therapy mask. It will also offer three signature treatments exclusive to The Lana, including Escale at The Lana, Dior Stone Therapy and D-Sculpt.

Good to know: The hotel is a 15-minute walk from Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, and a 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. It will provide guests with a range of transportation options including custom Rolls-Royces and a Foiler boat.

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