Featuring 225 unique guest bedrooms, including 69 suites and 21 lavish signature suites, here’s everything a luxury traveler needs to know about The Lana, Dorchester Collection’s very first hotel opening in the Middle East
Dorchester Collection, a portfolio of nine of the world’s most legendary properties, and OMNIYAT, the visionary real estate development group, are collaborating for a new luxury landmark, set to open in the heart of Dubai towards the end of 2022.
Named The Lana, the 225-room UAE property takes its name from the Arabic expression meaning ‘for us’ and the Hawaiian ‘floating gently in calm water’ – paying subtle homage to the hotel’s location beside the Dubai Creek and the Marasi Marina. Designed to represent a place of tranquillity and hospitality, The Lana will evoke a sense of peace and belonging, whilst presenting an unrivalled lifestyle experience.
Dorchester Collection’s inaugural opening in the Middle East, The Lana resides within a striking 30-storey tower designed by the award-winning architects Foster + Partners that perfectly captures the essence of its destination and brings an unparalleled ultra-luxury experience to Downtown Dubai. Hotel guests will be able to relax at the Beach Club at One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai, accessed via a short and scenic boat ride.
With interiors by Parisian duo Gilles & Boissier, The Lana is designed to accentuate Dubai’s stunning 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.
Designed with ease and accessibility in mind, The Lana is just 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport, 75 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, and a 15-minute walk from Burj Khalifa and the adjacent Dubai Mall.
The 225 unique guest bedrooms include 69 suites and all feature floor-to-ceiling windows and light-flooded spaces. Design 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. A highlight of the in-room experience is the deep-soaking bathtubs, some of which will be positioned in the windows, affording occupants superb city views while they bathe.
Commenting on The Lana, Christopher Cowdray, CEO of Dorchester Collection, said, “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. 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 The Lana will be no different, with 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.
The hotel’s fourth floor will be a scene all its own with a modern Mediterranean restaurant offering indoors and outdoors 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.
The hotel’s general manager Caroline-Jane Houston joined Dorchester Collection from Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group. A seasoned industry expert known for delivering exceptional guest experiences, Ms Houston brings over 20 years of hospitality industry experience and a deep knowledge of the Dubai market to her role.
“The forthcoming opening of The Lana marks a new era of luxury in Dubai, and I am honoured to be managing the hotel and its exciting launch where our guests can be part of history in the making and forge our legacy,” remarked Ms Houston.