Sofitel Dubai Downtown to open on May 1

350-key hotel is to be Sofitel's flagship Middle East property

Sofitel Dubai Downtown's 350 rooms will feature views of the Burj Khalifa and the coastline.
Sofitel Dubai Downtown's 350 rooms will feature views of the Burj Khalifa and the coastline.

Sofitel Luxury Hotels has announced that its five-star flagship Middle East hotel, the Sofitel Dubai Downtown, will open on May 1, 2014.

The hotel’s 350 rooms feature views of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai's coastline, as well as spacious bathrooms, Lanvin and Hermes amenities, Sofitel’s MyBed concept, free wi-fi and coffee machines.

Sofitel Dubai Downtown general manager Klaus Assmann said: “We are very proud to offer to the distinguished luxury traveler, a piece of France in Dubai with the opening of Sofitel Dubai Downtown. Sofitel’s Luxury Hotels portfolio grows continuously around the globe and we are proud to gracefully link the French culture with the local culture in each property we operate. As we daily strive for excellence and exceeding our guest’s expectations, I am certain that this amazing Hotel will attract discerning travelers from all over the world.”

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The various food and beverage options at the hotel will include Thai restaurant The Green Spices, and French eatery The Red Grill. The hotel also includes Les Cuisines for all-day international dining and the Lobby Patisserie.

The hotel’s 31st Bar offers panoramic views of Burj Khalifa and the coastline, while the Mosaic Pool and Arabic Lounge Bar will feature sun loungers during the day and transform into a Lebanese lounge at night.

Other facilities at the hotel will include So Spa and So Fit, which features a full range of fitness equipment, treatment rooms, two hammams with private baths, a scrub and deep relaxation room, dry sauna and steam room. The hotel’s 14 meeting rooms and 600-person ballroom can be used for business meetings or private events.  

The property was originally meant to open in the second half of 2013. 

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