Nikki Beach to make ME debut in Dubai in H2 2015
Pearl Jumeira development partnership with Meraas Holding for Miami-based beach club concept
Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to open a new property in Dubai in partnership with Meraas Holding.
The operator was originally meant to launch The Pearl, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa in Qatar in February 2012, but recently confirmed to sister title Arabian Business that it had pulled out of Doha.
Located on Meraas Holding’s Pearl Jumeira development, the 52,000 square metre resort will feature a 400 metre beachfront, hotel rooms, suites, villas, branded residences, three restaurants, a VIP lounge, Nikki Spa by ESPA, Tone Fitness Center, and the brand’s popular Beach Club.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai has been designed in collaboration with DSA Architects International, with interiors by Gatserelia Design.
The hotel will comprise 132 units, including 117 rooms and suites, 14 Ultra Beach Villas in one- and two-bedroom configurations, and one three-bedroom Ultimate Beach Villa.
The resort will also include 61 banded residences with a mix of one, two, three, and four bedroom residences, townhouses, and a penthouses.
Café Nikki will feature an open kitchen and international cuisine, while Nikki Beach Restaurant & Beach Club will be located by the pool.
Located on the second floor of the main beach club, the VIP lounge will feature a caviar and champagne bar. The resort will also feature a California-style speciality seafood restaurant located on the beach.
Nikki Beach Worldwide founder & owner Jack Penrod said: “We have been waiting for the right time, location and partners to expand our brand in Dubai and after 10 years of waiting, I am happy to announce that we have finally found the perfect location and the perfect partners to open Nikki Beach in Dubai.”
Meraas Holding chief hospitality officer Cherif Hosny commented: “In line with Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020, Dubai needs to have close to 160,000 hotel rooms to host the targeted numbers of visitors anticipated by the year 2020. With this as a key driver, Meraas is expanding its portfolio in the hospitality industry, developing projects that will not only add to the number of rooms in Dubai but also bring in a new dimension of luxury and experience to the hospitality industry in the country.
"We are happy to partner with Nikki Beach and Resorts to introduce a new concept that will enrich the offering in Dubai.”
Nikki Beach Hotel & Resorts EMEA co-founder & CEO Jihad El Khoury added: “We are proud to partner up with Meraas and share a common vision to make of this beachfront boutique resort a new benchmark for the luxury lifestyle & hospitality industry.”