Marriott International has signed an agreement with wasl Hospitality & Leisure LLC, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, to bring the W Hotels Worldwide brand to Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach coastline.
Expected to welcome its first guests in 2022, W Dubai – Mina Seyahi is ideally situated in close proximity to Dubai Marina and JBR Walk. The 31-storey hotel will feature 318 guestrooms, including 26 suites and an Extreme WOW Suite (W’s take on a Presidential Suite).
“We are seeing increasing demand for luxury lifestyle brands in Dubai, and with its mix of culture and high-energy lifestyle, the emirate is the perfect destination for the trend-setting W Hotels brand,” says Candice D’Cruz, Vice President – Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International.
His Excellency Hesham Al Qassim, CEO of wasl Asset Management Group, comments: “We are pleased to sign this agreement and introduce W Dubai – Mina Seyahi to the renowned Mina Seyahi complex in Dubai Marina. This new property, which is among several other Marriott International hotels that wasl brought and launched in the emirate, will be an exciting addition to Dubai’s hospitality sector. We continue to look forward to developing further hotels to cement our position as a key player in the hospitality sector”.
The W Lounge – the brand’s signature take on the hotel lobby – is anticipated to draw inspiration from a Middle Eastern gathering place and will be a dynamic and lively space, where guests can mix and mingle over crafted cocktails and light bites.
Anticipated plans include a new sunset destination experience by the pool overlooking the stunning Mina Seyahi bay, as well as a signature outlet on the 31st floor, with unsurpassed views of Dubai’s world-famous Palm Jumeirah Island.
FUEL, the W brand’s high-energy, social take on wellness, will be at the heart of the BAR-B spa, which is expected to feature three treatment rooms and a beauty bar. The FIT Fitness Centre, meanwhile, will see UK-born 1Rebel make its debut in the UAE, with a 2500-square-metre, dual-storey studio in the hotel.
“We are thrilled to strengthen our relationship with wasl Group to open W Dubai – Mina Seyahi in such an important leisure destination in Dubai,” says Sandeep Walia, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East, Marriott International. “This new hotel underscores our commitment to growing our luxury portfolio in the Middle East, while signifying the demand for the W Hotels brand in the region.”