The Dorchester Collection and real estate development group, OMNIYAT, have announced that the collection’s first address in the Middle East will be called The Lana.
Stemming from the Arabic expression meaning ‘for us’ and the Hawaiian ‘floating gently in calm water’, the name pays homage to the hotel’s location beside the Dubai Creek and the Marasi Marina.
Opening in the last quarter of 2022 under the leadership of general manager, Caroline-Jane Houston, The Lana is situated in the heart of Dubai, in the Burj Khalifa District, and overlooking the vibrant Business Bay area. The hotel will be housed in a striking 30-storey tower, designed by award-winning architects, Foster + Partners, to capture the essence of its destination.
With interiors by Parisian duo Gilles & Boissier, The Lana is designed to accentuate Dubai’s striking vistas, with views of the Burj Khalifa, beautiful sunsets to the northwest and seemingly endless landscapes to the southeast. All aesthetic choices are reflective of the hotel’s prime location.
The 225 unique guest bedrooms include 69 suites and all feature floor-to-ceiling windows and light-flooded spaces. The interior is contemporary, inspired by the city setting, with details such as stone parquet flooring, triple-height ceilings, and screen dividers to create an ambience that is at once welcoming and discreet.
Dark marble, rounded furniture, and soft hues of gold, beige, and olive are seen throughout the living spaces.
“The Lana is one of the most anticipated hotel openings of 2022, given its incredible design-led credentials in a superb location in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, and a rooftop scene that will attract much attention,” comments Christopher Cowdray, CEO of Dorchester Collection.
“We’re looking forward to bringing Dorchester Collection’s renowned brand of luxury hospitality combined with OMNIYAT’s real estate vision to a new region that is home to so many of our guests around the world.”
Mahdi Amjad, founder and executive chairman of OMNIYAT, comments, “At OMNIYAT, we are committed to delivering the highest standards of quality and design. The Lana, our newest property with the illustrious Dorchester Collection, redefines the standard of luxury. The Lana’s sophistication, opulence, and design will undoubtedly make it a standout feature in the Emirates’ picturesque skyline.”
A hallmark of Dorchester Collection hotels are the signature suites and at The Lana, guests will have 21 signature suites to choose from. Residential in feel, each of the signature suites are palatial and an open floor plan that allows for the surrounding lush tropical landscapes to flow from outdoors in.
The Lana’s Presidential Suite and Royal Suite afford guests to the hotel a new level of luxury. The 333 m2 Presidential Suite features two sitting rooms, specifically for entertaining, a garden room, dining room, and expansive private terrace that runs the length of the elevation. The two-bedroom Royal Suite, boasts an impressive 357 m2 of indoor and outdoor living space, wrapping around the north corner of the building.
Generous onsite amenities will be key to The Lana guest experience, and guests can expect the world-renowned concierge and engaging service that Dorchester Collection is known for. Arriving guests and visitors will be welcomed on the second floor, one level up from the water, with reception, concierge, an indoor-outdoor social lobby space, as well as a pastry counter. The second floor will also be home to the secluded garden lounge.
The hotel’s fourth floor will feature a modern Mediterranean restaurant offering indoor and outdoor dining, as well as a private dining space. The fourth floor will also host an Italian café, with seating indoors and outside.
The Lana’s signature restaurant and lounge is found on the hotel’s 18th floor and guests can expect an experiential dining experience unlike anything else in Dubai.
Further up, on the 29th floor is the hotel’s spa, wellness centre, and state-of-the-art gym. The hotel’s rooftop pool on the 30th floor, available only during the day to hotel guests, will feature cabana service. Come nightfall, the space will transform into a lounge and Dubai’s hottest nightlife destination for revelry under the stars.