Corinthia Hotels has signed agreements with the UAE-based Meydan Group to provide technical services and manage the luxury beachfront resort Corinthia Meydan Beach Dubai. In this strategic relationship Corinthia will support the design development and operate the iconic resort property being built at Jumeirah Beach Residence.
Meydan and Corinthia were brought together through the longstanding relationship between both Boards of Directors of the two companies. Meydan Group have operated a hospitality division for the last 10 years and Corinthia for the last 3 years has provided management expertise and advice for its two properties, The Meydan and The Bab Al Shams. This has proven to be most successful and beneficial for both parties.
Corinthia Meydan Beach Dubai is the latest in a series of substantial developments being undertaken by the Meydan Group, which include large scale mixed-use urban, hospitality and leisure projects across various prime locations in Dubai.
Poised above pristine white sands, Corinthia Meydan Beach is a new beachfront landmark that captures the bliss of the beach and the excitement of the city. Exceptional accommodation, restaurants & bars, spa & wellness facilities, activities & experiences, and meetings & event spaces combine to create Dubai’s most uplifting destination.
Accommodation includes 360 rooms and suites – all with outdoor spaces and unrivalled views of the sea and the iconic Dubai shoreline. With fifteen dining destinations on site, from a relaxed lobby lounge, tea lounge, beach restaurant and pool bar to 32nd floor fine dining with sweeping views, the hotel is set to be Dubai’s most delectable dining destination.
Corinthia Meydan Beach will introduce the first ESPA Life concept to Dubai – a 5,000sqm spa and wellness space focusing on body and mind. Indoor and outdoor zones spread over three floors include treatments areas, a thermal suite, an infinity outdoor lap pool and cabana area, a Spa Garden Café with outdoor terrace, with ladies-only, couples and social spaces, including female-only and unisex gyms and hammams. Exclusive classes will include aerial yoga, barre and Tai Chi.
There will also be a fully equipped kids’ club with pools and beachside activities and a full business centre, ballroom and conference facilities.
The architects and designers of the project are the internationally-renowned American design professionals AE7, who have over 40 years experience in the Middle East. Corinthia Meydan Beach Dubai will be synonymous with the Corinthia brand – confident, exquisite and elegant. It will be a haven of serenity within the city, as the palm-lined pool area offers sublime seclusion.
The project has taken three years and design details are still being developed and refined to ensure utmost quality and meticulous detail for which Corinthia Hotels is renowned. There is a working room, the ‘Room of a Million Decisions’, which consists of several workstations dedicated to each area of the hotel where the floor plans and fabrics and materials are laid out to be examined and reviewed by the architects and designers in their weekly meetings. Every detail is carefully considered, tweaks are made and alternative samples ordered as necessary, until materials are finalised and approved.
Corinthia’s partnership with Meydan started in early 2016 and construction work started that summer. The project is developing on time and is scheduled to be fully open in April 2020
Corinthia Hotels is delighted to be opening its first hotel in the dynamic and world-class city of Dubai. The development of the Corinthia Dubai allows greater exposure in the Middle East and may lead to new interest in neighbouring countries where the synergies of Corinthia’s operational team and sales and marketing expertise can be capitalised upon.
In the past Corinthia Hotels sought to own the property; now it also looks at operating third party properties through management contracts. The aim is to expand further sensibly and steadily. Getting it right is essential. The right property in the right city at the right time. Corinthia Meydan Beach Dubai is a prime example.