Dubai to Morocco: 9 most anticipated hotels opening in the Middle East in 2019

The definitive line-up of the top new hotels opening in the Middle East in 2019

W Muscat.
W Muscat.
St Regis Cairo.
St Regis Cairo.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre.
Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa.
Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa.
Super 8 Deira Waterfront
Super 8 Deira Waterfront
Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown.
Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown.
Radisson Blu Casablanca.
Radisson Blu Casablanca.
Address Sky View.
Address Sky View.
New openings, 10 exciting new hotels

Hotelier Middle East presents the definitive line-up of the top new hotels opening in the Middle East and Africa in 2019

1. W Muscat

Proposed opening date: Q1 2019

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Owner: OMRAN

Interior Designer: P49, Rockwell Group

Architect: Hill Glazier Studio HKS

Keys: 279

Total Area of Property: 52.114sqm

F&B outlets: 7 restaurants & bars

Leisure facilities:

2 outdoor swimming pools

24h state-of-the-art FIT fitness facility

Located on the white sandy beach of Shatti Al Qurum

 AWAY® Spa over 1,100m2 of ultimate bliss

MICE Facilities: Over 850m2 of state-of-the-art meeting space including seven meetings rooms and the W Great Room

Unique selling points of the property:

Distinctive design inspired by Oman

A B&F venue mix that offers something completely different - as normal gets you nowhere.

Beachfront access with views that capture both the sea and rugged Al Hajar Mountains

The first W in Oman

2. The St. Regis Cairo

Proposed opening date: Q1 2019

Interior Designer: Michael Graves Architecture and Design (MGA)

Architect: Engineering Consultants Group

Keys: 366 (226 guestrooms, 60 suites & 80 luxury apartments)

Total Area of Property: 208,582 sq m/ 2,245,157 sq ft

F&B outlets: Seven culinary offerings

Leisure facilities: Iridium Spa, Athletic Club, Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools

MICE Facilities: 2,925 sq m /31,484 sq ft of meeting/ event space

Unique selling points of the property:

It marks the debut of the brand into Egypt 

3. Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre

Proposed opening date: Q1 2019

Owner: Ward Holdings

Keys: 247

F&B outlets: 3 restaurants and lounges (Bull & Bear Restaurant, Peacock Alley Lounge & Bar, St Trop Lounge & Bar)

Leisure facilities: Waldorf Astoria Spa, Steam room, Fitness centre, Outdoor pool on the 18th floor

MICE Facilities: Five meeting rooms with a total size of more than 760 square metres, including a ballroom

Unique selling points of the property: Prime location within DIFC; True Waldorf Service 

4. Jumeirah Al Wathba Desert Resort & Spa

Proposed opening date: Q1 2019

Owner: Abu Dhabi United Hospitality

Interior Designer: GAJ – Godwin Austen Johnson

Architect: GAJ – Godwin Austen Johnson

Keys: 103

Total Area of Property: 22,000 sq m

F&B outlets: 6 - Bait Al Hanine, Terra Secca, Panache, Hayaakom, Al Mesayan, Al Mabeet Desert Camp

Leisure facilities: Pool and kids’ club, 1,000 sqm crystal water pool, kids club with its private children’s pool, outdoor playground, and an array of indoor entertainment.

Unique selling points of the property: The destination spa has 13 treatment rooms, including two couples rooms, built around a garden area. It also has relaxation areas, a sauna, steam rooms, plunge pools, snow cave, and a traditional Turkish hammam, the spa also features salt rooms and a cryo experience.

5. Super 8 Deira Waterfront

Proposed opening date: End of 2019

Owner: Ithra Dubai, a wholly owned subsidiary of Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD)

Keys: 90

Interior Designer: DWP

Architect: AE7

F&B outlets: The property will be home to an on-site restaurant and café

Unique selling points of the property: Super 8 by Wyndham has more than 2,800 locations around the globe, more than any other economy lodging provider. The first Super 8 to be introduced to the UAE, Super 8 Deira Waterfront will offer travellers on a budget reasonably priced rooms, alongside a restaurant and café, in the heart of old Dubai.

6. Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown

Proposed opening date: June 2019

Owner – Sunflower FZE

Interior Designer Concept Design – DSGN.

Architect NORR.

Keys 269

Total Area of Property Built up area = 200,000sqft.

Developed area = 500,000sqft

F&B outlets-  The hotel will feature a Neighbourhood café, cocktail bar, a signature restaurant.

Leisure facilities The second floor of the hotel is fully dedicated to fitness and relaxation with the offering including a 25sqm infinity pool. This external space will also feature a pool bar and Shisha offering. 

Unique selling points of the property The design of the hotel is underpinned by the idea of Dubai creek - stretching from the historic Deira area encompassing the Ras Al Khor Bird sanctuary to Business Bay and Jumeirah - being one Neighbourhood, which mirrors the journey of the city from a busy trading port to one which the is center of finance, lifestyle and tourism. The hotel has a strong Architectural presence. The Hotel’s captivating facade is inspired by geometry of Islamic patterns, with large floor to ceiling windows in every room which perfectly frame views of the neighbourhood, that also flood the room with daylight.

7. Radisson Blu Casablanca

Proposed opening date: Q2 2019

Interior Designer: Jaime Bernstein

Keys: 120 rooms

F&B outlets: signature restaurant, bar and lounge bar

Leisure facilities: spa center which includes a gym and beauty salon

Unique selling points of the property: - First Radisson Blu hotel in Casablanca

8. Address Sky View

Proposed opening date: Second half of 2019

Owner: Emaar Properties

Total Area of Property: Built Up Area – 290,000 m²

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Keys: 169

F&B outlets: Restaurants and lounges

Leisure facilities: Three pools including a rooftop pool and a spa

MICE Facilities: World-class event venue

Unique selling points of the property: Property is defined by a unique Sky Bridge that has a signature restaurant and infinity pool that offers 360-degree views. Address Sky View will be linked directly to the Dubai Metro and The Dubai Mall via an air-conditioned travellator.

9. Avani Les Berges Du Lac Tunis Suites

Proposed opening date: Q1 2019

Owner: Groupe Chaabane

Interior Designer & main architect: internal from ownership group

Keys: 41 keys

F&B outlets: 1 restaurant

Leisure facilities: spa, pool, sauna, steam and gym facilities

MICE Facilities: not available

Unique selling points of the property: serviced apartment accommodation options ranging from Studios to Three-Bedroom Apartments and Lofts, catering to corporate and extended-stay demand. Strategic location near the diplomatic compound, that is also minutes from shopping and commercial district.

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