UAE-based holding company Meraas, said its key development, Bulgari Resort Dubai, will open the doors to guests on December 7, 2017.
Commenting on the launch, Abdulla Al Habbai, the chairman of Meraas Group, said: “We are proud to deliver The Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai, a first-of-its-kind master development in scale and magnitude. Our partnership stems from shared values and a common objective to offer unique and exquisite experiences in Dubai and the region.
“We are confident this project will contribute and will add a new dimension to the tourism and hospitality landscape in line with the Dubai Vision 2020 for tourism, and strengthen Dubai’s global position as a leading tourism destination.”
This newest addition to the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts collection is the fifth in the group, following on from the most recently launched Bulgari Hotel Beijing, which opened in September 2017. It joins a growing portfolio of properties around the world, which began with the inaugural Bulgari Hotel Milan in 2004, The Bulgari Resort Bali in 2006, and The Bulgari Hotel London in 2012, and will be followed by Shanghai in early 2018, and then Moscow in 2020.
The resort is styled with European-inspired gardens and pools and blends Mediterranean landscaping with the natural settings of the shores of the Arabian Gulf, said the developer. Comprising 101 rooms and suites, 20 private villas, a vast spa, the Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, and the world’s first Bulgari Marina and Yacht Club, the property is set to become the destination of choice for visitors seeking the solitude of an island escape.
Designed entirely by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, the 158,000sqm property is the first-of-its-kind development for the brand, both in scale and magnitude. The resort offers a full range of amenities, such as the gourmet Il Ristorante – Niko Romito, the Il Café open all day , Il Bar with its iconic oval-shaped freestanding bar and La Spiaggia, the most exclusive beach club with private beach and a unique mosaic-design outdoor swimming pool.
Jean-Christophe Babin, the chief executive of Bulgari, said: “This is another milestone for the Bulgari Hotels and Resorts Collection and represents a tribute to the importance of the Middle East market for the brand. It is an honour for us to partner with Meraas on this extraordinary project, which brings the best of the Italian design and lifestyle culture to one of the most modern and future-oriented city in the world.”
Guests can also enjoy the 1,700sqm spa with hammam, indoor pool, fitness centre, beauty salon with a traditional barbershop and hairdresser. The private marina features 50 boat berths and the world’s first Bulgari Yacht Club with peerless views over the sea.