Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach Resort to open in 2014
Luxury operator partners with Bright Start to launch first Dubai hotel
Four Seasons has signed a deal with Dubai-based Bright Start to launch its first hotel in Dubai located on Jumeirah Beach Road.
The 237-key Four Seasons Jumeirah Beach Resort is expected to open in mid-2014, the Canada-based operator announced today (June 20).
Bright Start is developing the new resort property and has appointed H&H Investment and Development as the development manager.
The property will be situated on a 11-acre (4.45 hectare) natural waterfront site along the Arabian Gulf. It has been designed by world renowned architect WATG, with interior design by San Fransisco based BAMO.
According to Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts president and CEO, the resort will attract a mix of leisure and business guests, as well as incentive groups.
“Being the Middle East’s biggest tourism hub with a highly mature hospitality industry, it was important for us to be in Dubai with a strong product that can serve as one of the company flagships in this region,” said Taylor.
“As with all markets across the globe in which Four Seasons operates, it was important for us to take the time to find our niche here as well as identify a partner that first and foremost shares our service and business values. We are confident that we not only have an unparalleled location, but also an excellent development partner – two key factors that will allow us to offer what guests travelling to Dubai on business or pleasure desire and have come to expect from Four Seasons.”
Talha Al Hashimi, CEO of Bright Start commented: “In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s vision for Dubai, we believe our investment in the hospitality sector will further open up opportunities for continued growth and contribute to Dubai’s status as a major luxury tourist destination.
“Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has set the benchmark in luxury hospitality over the past 50 years and we are proud to introduce the brand to the Dubai market. With a key strategic location on Jumeirah’s beachfront and a renowned brand name that is synonymous with luxurious travel, we are confident its presence will be a successful addition to the luxury hospitality sector in Dubai, which is one of the world’s top destinations, with 8.8 million visitors expected in 2012,” he added.
Located at the northern end of Jumeirah Beach Road, Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach will offer exclusive access to a 270m stretch of of beach.
The 237 keys include 49 suites. There will be tthree restaurants, as well as poolside dining. The function spaces which have beachfront access will include a 600 sq m (6458 square foot) ballroom and five meeting rooms. In keeping with its resort positioning, the property will also be home to a world class-spa, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and private beach club.
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach will be the Toronto-based company’s latest addition to its development pipeline in the GCC, which includes the Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi Sowwah, Four Seasons Resort Oman, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Four Seasons Hotel Doha at The Pearl and Four Seasons Hotel Jeddah.