Accor today announced the expansion of the international SLS Hotels & Residences brand to the Middle East with the opening of SLS Dubai. Developed in partnership with World of Wonders Real Estate – the new property is one of the tallest buildings in Dubai and is expected to officially welcome guests and residents on April 5, 2021.
This news follows Accor’s latest phase of expansion following its acquisition of sbe’s hotel brands and its planned joint venture with Ennismore, which will see the creation of one of the world’s largest lifestyle operators. in the world and the fastest growing.
Utilizing the global perspective SLS Hotels & Residences gained through its expanding network of hotel properties, SLS Dubai presents a host of truly enriching and elevated experiences through its portfolio of diversely distinct luxury brands. From Fi’lia, the all-female run restaurant that celebrates food and identity, to Carna, the contemporary steakhouse of award-winning Italian butcher Dario Cecchini, SLS Dubai’s culinary venues exemplify the hospitality hallmarks of the SLS brand.
Chadi Farhat, Chief Operating Officer, sbe said: “We are pleased to announce the official opening of SLS Dubai. We are excited to offer culinary concepts like Fi’lia, our Italian concept, which at this specific location will focus on empowering the incredible female leadership team, from our chefs to mixologists to managers. We truly believe the property will be a much sought after destination for international travelers and locals alike.
Located in the Downtown district, SLS Dubai offers unrivaled 360-degree views of the city, with unobstructed views of the iconic Burj Khalifa, as well as unobstructed views of tranquil Dubai Creek. The impressive 75-storey tower makes SLS Dubai one of the tallest hotels and residences in the area. Developed in collaboration with international architecture firm Aedas, SLS Dubai offers 254 hotel rooms designed by renowned designer Paul Bishop, 371 residential units, 321 hotel apartments and in true SLS fashion, contemporary art, stylish accents and exceptional amenities that are unique features of the brand’s DNA. Bishop, with his team at Bishop Design, is responsible for the design of the entire hotel, including all dining venues, public areas as well as guest rooms.
Dakota Development, a subsidiary of sbe, provided technical assistance for the entire development process, including a partnership with Bishop Design on SLS’s public spaces and dining venues.
Hotel guests will enter through the atrium on the ground, take an express elevator to the lavish Sky Lobby on the 71st floor, offering them panoramic views of the city skyline. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a large marble bar highlight the S Bar, a lounge where the menu is playfully divided between wholesome, angelic and sinful, decadent options. Make your choice.
On the 75th floor is Privilege, a lounge and nightlife venue, with the region’s two tallest infinity pools offering coveted and unobstructed views of Dubai. Privilege is also home to the SLS brand’s iconic duck, placing it at the top of Dubai’s most Instagram-worthy destinations.
A modern yet sophisticated coffee brand, called EllaMia, greets customers on the ground floor. Promising a sensory and sensual experience, 12 Chairs is a caviar bar that showcases the best of caviar exclusively for a few selected guests.
SLS Dubai also features sbe’s Ciel Spa, the epitome of luxury with treatment rooms, plunge pools, a hair and nail salon, a fully equipped gym and two outdoor terraces.