Brunei Investment Agency (BIA) has been all over the world with their ‘The Dorchester Collection’. The Dorchester collection is considered to be one of the most elite hotel collections, also recognized as a set of luxury hotels that are at the priority list of socialites. Under the list of The Dorchester Collection, there are 9 luxury hotels namely: The Dorchester, Coworth Park, 45 Park Lane in London which is quite famous for afternoon teas, Principe di Savoia in Milan, Plaza Athenee and Hotel Meurice in Paris, Beverly Hills in Beverly, Hotel-Bel-Air in Los Angeles and Hotel Eden in Rome. The Audley group takes care of all these hotels under one name, and they are owned by BIA.
Real estate in Dubai is often considered as a good investment plan for companies. The BIA is also all set to imprint their name in the Middle East as well. The Middle East will also become a part of The Dorchester collection, having their first Dorchester hotel in Dubai by the end of 2020.
However, the Brunei Investment Agency has chosen a perfect place to construct their one of a kind hotel. The alluring and majestic hotel is under construction in the city’s downtown area, Business Bay. The Dorchester collection Dubai will be sharing the neighborhood with Mall of the Emirates and Burj Khalifa. The resplendent Hotel will be considered as one of the finest landmark hotels in Dubai.
The Dorchester Collection Dubai Hotel & Residences – Location
- Dubai Creek
- Promemade and Marasi Marna
- Marasi Dubai, Burj Khalifa District
The Residences – Dorchester Collection Dubai – Views
- Dubai Creek and Calatrava Tower (North / East)
- Water and Burj Skyline (West)
Dorchester Collection – Access
- Water Access and Berth options
- Financial Centre Road
- Sheikh Zayed Road
- Al Khail Road
Dorchester Dubai – Surrounding Amenities
- Business Bay Shopping, Hotels, Dining
- Dubai Creek and Walking Trails
- Dubai Mall, Downtown and DIFC
- Dubai Design District
Dorchester Collection – Globally Curated Team
- Operator – London
Foster + Partners (Architect London)
- Index Tower, UAE Pavilion Expo, SZ Museum
- The Gherkin, Bloomberg HQ, Apple HQ & Retail
- Yacht Club Monaco, 5 Star Hotels, Residences
Gilles & Boissier (Interior Designer Paris)
- International Private Residences and Yachts
- Moncler Retail Stores, Hakkasan Abu Dhabi
- The Baccarat, Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Residences and Six Senses Hotel
40 North (Landscape Architect USA)
- Royal Family of Dubai, Palm Island
- Royal Atlantis, Sheraton, One & Only, Four Seasons Hotels
- Omniyat – Develop, Manage and Operate
- Roberts Pizzarotti (Tier One Contractor)
As it has been officially announced by BIA and construction of aesthetically gleaming modern hotel has been started on the Banks of Dubai Canal people are getting their expectations high, keeping in mind the Dorchester’s collection in the other parts of the world. The details of the hotel are meager but there are some pictures on the internet that were released at a black-tie gala event last month and people are awestruck by the features shown in the pictures. The beautiful rooftop restaurant and open-air swimming pool are the most impressive features.
The Dorchester – Iconic
- Personifies London
- Affinity with GCC guests
- British institution since 1931
- Heart of Mayfair overlooking Hyde Park
The Dorchester – Rich in Tradition
- Afternoon Tea
- Gold standard service and experience
Dorchester Beach Club – Exclusive Palm Location
- Use of One Palm jetty for access by boat
- The only Downtown property with a private beach club
- Infinity edge swimming pool surrounded by lush landscaping
- Private cabanas and sun loungers for Dorchester residents use
- Food and beverage service on the beach and dedicated restaurant
- Recognition as a Dorchester Collection resident and priority service
Dorchester – Managed Services
- Concierge services
- Valet and car grooming
- 5 Star experience at home
- Residences Manager on call
- Doorman and Porter services
- Attentive, discreet and professional
- Bespoke services (dining, flowers housekeeping)
Dorchester – Exclusive Privileges
- Full access to Hotel amenities
- Priority treatment, offers and service
- Recognition within entire Dorchester Collection
The alluring work of art will make enhance the beauty of the hotel. According to the picture released there is a glowing Chandelier in the driveway which makes the place look more radiant and magnolias. Floor to ceiling windows will give an engaging view of Marasi Marina and Business Bay. Also, this hotel is surrounded by the exciting water villas of Dubai.
Dubai is known for Hospitality and there are a number of luxurious hotels in the Middle East. However, The Dorchester Collection will be giving a tough time to competitors. The CEO of Dorchester collection, Christopher Cowdray has kept his hopes high with this new project, and he is quite confident about the unique experiences of Dorchester collection, which will definitely increase the hospitality of Dubai.
The reveal and sneak peak of Dorchester collection was reported by high end Dubai based Developer Ominyat last year. According to Mahdi Amjad, the CEO of Ominyat stated that, this partnership of Ominyat and Dorchester is quite beneficial for Dubai as The Dorchester collection has their imprints globally. Moreover, the partnership of Ominyat and Dorchester will be cherished for the next decade or more than that. Ominyat group holds a lot of recognition in the field of luxury lifestyle and development. As stated by Madhi Amjad, the partnership with Dorchester Collection is their way of differentiating themselves from other development groups.
One of the most unique parts of this project is the partnership of Omniyat. The Dorchester Collection in the Middle East is handled by Omniyat, a big name in the real estate and development of Dubai. However, the management of the Dorchester collection will be taken care of by BIA.
One palm is one of the projects of Omniyat which is located at the exquisite location of Palm Jumeriah is one of the most elite and elegant private residences. Once the construction of Dorchester’s collection comes to an end, One Palm will become one of the brands of Dorchester’s hospitality brand in the Middle East. One palm is considered to be sold in the exchange of AED 102 Million.
According to the recent reports, award-winning architectural firm Foster and Partners and Giles and Boissier are working as architecture partners for this Project. The partnership of Omniyat and Dorchester’s collection is quite specific to the design and architecture of this project. Moreover, the infrastructure is decided is Dorchester collection and also this project will contain around 93 rooms and suites. There will be 19 floors excluding the rooftop, and the development of 98 serviced apartments under the same project is also expected. The hotel architected award-winning firm will also feature private arrival and departure for hotel guests, including the dining.
Dorchester’s collection is quite a big name, with their luxury hotels all over the world. With such a big name, attachment of controversies is considered normal. The property owned by Brunei investment agency also holds controversies of protest and Boycotts.
An influx is expected as Dubai is preparing for Expo 2020, which is considered to be an extremely grand event. Tourism in Dubai is an important aspect of Dubai’s economy, and developers take the strategies of tourism quite seriously. However, there is an increase in supply expected number of visitors in 2022 are around 20-23 million and by the end of 2025, the count will rise to 25 million. Hence the increase in hotels is also expected.
The Dorchester collection is known for its standard and hospitality all around the world. Queen Elizabeth has also spotted dinning in 45 park lane in London. From Lady Gaga to Oprah Winfrey and such famous Hollywood stars enjoy the pleasure of staying at Dorchester’s Collection. The expectation from the Middle East is also quite high. The aesthetically designed one of a kind hotel will definitely increase the tourism of Dubai. And as Dubai prepare for Expo 2020, the launch of the Dorchester collection will be a hit. However, the name of the Hotel is not decided yet, but it will undoubtedly enhance the charm and beauty of ‘The Dorchester Collection’. The launch date of the Hotel is also in the planning process and will be announced soon.