Top 9 most anticipated hotel openings in 2019 in the Middle East

Top 9 most anticipated hotel openings in 2019 in the Middle East

Hotels, Hotel openings in 2019, Hotel design

Hotelier Middle East has released a list of the top 9 most anticipated hotel openings in the Middle East and North Africa in 2019. 

See list below: 

1. W Muscat

Proposed opening date: Q1 2019

Owner: OMRAN

Interior Designer: P49, Rockwell Group

Architect: Hill Glazier Studio HKS

Keys: 279

Total Area of Property: 52.114sqm

F&B outlets: 7 tantalizing restaurants & bars

The property is located on the white sandy beach of Shatti Al Qurum, and includes two outdoor swimming pools and a 24h state-of-the-art FIT fitness facility. The design of the hotel is inspired by Omani culture, featuring beachfront access with views that capture both the sea and rugged Al Hajar Mountains. It will be the first W brand in the Gulf country. 

2. The St. Regis Cairo

Proposed opening date: Q1 2019

Interior Designer: Michael Graves Architecture and Design (MGA)

Architect: Engineering Consultants Group

Keys: 366 (226 guestrooms, 60 suites & 80 luxury apartments)

Total Area of Property: 208,582 sq m/ 2,245,157 sq ft

The hotel features seven culinary offerings, a spa, athletics club as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools. It also marks the debut of the brand in Egypt. 

3. Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre

Proposed opening date: Q1 2019

Owner: Ward Holdings

Keys: 247

F&B outlets: 3 restaurants and lounges (Bull & Bear Restaurant, Peacock Alley Lounge & Bar, St Trop Lounge & Bar)

Leisure facilities: Waldorf Astoria Spa, Steam room, Fitness centre, Outdoor pool on the 18th floor

MICE Facilities: Five meeting rooms with a total size of more than 760 square metres, including a ballroom

4. Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa

Proposed opening date: Q1 2019

Owner: Abu Dhabi United Hospitality

Interior Designer: GAJ – Godwin Austen Johnson

Architect: GAJ – Godwin Austen Johnson

Keys: 103

Total Area of Property: 22,000 sq m

F&B outlets: 6 outlets including Bait Al Hanine, Terra Secca, Panache, Hayaakom, Al Mesayan, Al Mabeet Desert Camp

Leisure facilities: Pool and kids’ club, 1,000 sqm crystal water pool, kids club with its private children’s pool, outdoor playground, and an array of indoor entertainment

5. Super 8 Deira Waterfront

Proposed opening date: End of 2019

Owner: Ithra Dubai, a wholly owned subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD)

Keys: 90

Interior Designer: DWP

Architect: AE7

6. Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown

Proposed opening date: June 2019

Owner: Sunflower FZE

Interior Designer Concept Design: DSGN

Architect: NORR

Keys: 269

Total Area of Property Built up area: 200,000sqft

Developed area: 500,000sqft

F&B outlets:  The hotel will feature a neighbourhood café, cocktail bar, and a signature restaurant

Leisure facilities The second floor of the hotel is fully dedicated to fitness and relaxation with the offering including a 25sqm infinity pool. 

The design of the hotel is underpinned by the idea of Dubai creek - stretching from the historic Deira area encompassing the Ras Al Khor Bird sanctuary to Business Bay and Jumeirah. The hotel’s facade is inspired by Islamic geometric patterns, with large floor to ceiling windows in every room which perfectly frame views of the neighbourhood, that also flood the room with daylight.

7. Radisson Blu Casablanca

Proposed opening date: Q2 2019

Interior Designer: Jaime Bernstein

Keys: 120 rooms

The hotel features a signature restaurant, bar and lounge bar, as well as a spa center which includes a gym and beauty salon. It is also the first First Radisson Blu hotel in Casablanca. 

8. Address Sky View

Proposed opening date: Second half of 2019

Owner: Emaar Properties

Total Area of Property: Built Up Area – 290,000 m²

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Keys: 169

The hotel is defined by a unique Sky Bridge that has a signature restaurant and infinity pool that offers 360-degree views. Address Sky View will be linked directly to the Dubai Metro and The Dubai Mall via an air-conditioned travellator.

9. AVANI Les Berges Du Lac Tunis Suites

Proposed opening date: Q1 2019

Owner: Groupe Chaabane

Interior Designer & main architect: internal from ownership group

Keys: 41 keys

The hotel includes a restaurant, a spa, pool, sauna, steam and gym facilities. 

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