Global lifestyle hotel brand ME by Meliá debuts in the Middle East

Dec 14 2017

ME by Meliá, has announced its debut property in the Middle East with the launch of ME Dubai at the end of 2018. Designed by the late architect, Dame Zaha Hadid in partnership with luxury developer Omniyat, ME Dubai is the only hotel project where she has personally designed all of the interiors and exteriors, showcasing her vision of ‘interconnectedness’.

ME Dubai will take residence in the 95-metre high Opus building, which is the newest architectural icon in the Dubai skyline and situated in the heart of the upcoming Burj Khalifa district in Downtown Dubai.

With 93 rooms and suites, across 19 floors, the ultra-luxurious ‘Suite ME’, as well as 98 serviced apartments., the property will feature dramatic, signature furniture in the lobby, vertical café, lounges and reception area, which were either designed or personally selected by Zada Hadid.

The lifestyle hotel will offer 15 restaurants, including ROKA, the contemporary Japanese robatayaki restaurant. Founded in London in 2004, ROKA was created by Rainer Becker following the huge success of Zuma London.

Gabriel Escarrer, Vice Chairman and CEO, at Meliá Hotels International, said: “We are incredibly excited to open ME Dubai, our first property in the Middle East. Dubai is a fascinating, exciting city, known for its progressive feats of design; all of which are characteristics that resonate with ME by Meliá hotels and the high standards we offer our guests. We are incredibly excited to open ME Dubai, our first property in the Middle East, in partnership with Omniyat to bring Zaha Hadid’s vision to life. We’re confident that our unwavering commitment to exemplary service, coupled with Zada Hadid’s remarkable design and ROKA’s sumptuous cuisine will make for an unparalleled experience for our guests in Dubai.”

Mahdi Amjad, Chairman and CEO at Omniyat, said: “The architectural wonder of The Opus requires a hotel partner that can resonate with its design and lifestyle appeal. We’re very proud and happy that ME by Melia is that partner and look forward to the first ME hotel in the region opening in The Opus.”