Banyan Tree has announced the grand opening of its inaugural property in Dubai, coinciding with the UAE’s 52nd Union Day. Positioned as a luxurious island retreat, Banyan Tree Dubai is set to redefine hospitality in the city, boasting a full suite of dining and recreational facilities along the scenic shoreline of Bluewaters Dubai – a vibrant lifestyle destination developed by Dubai Holding.
The property, designed with a modern and streamlined concept, seamlessly blends into the iconic Dubai Marina skyline. Spanning a 500-meter stretch of pristine, private beach, Banyan Tree Dubai offers breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf and the iconic Ain Dubai observation wheel, complemented by three temperature-controlled swimming pools.
Peter Hechler, Senior Vice President and Head of Regional Operations (Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) of Banyan Tree Group, expressed delight about the debut in Dubai, stating, “We are delighted to be making our Dubai debut on UAE National Day with such esteemed partners as Ennismore and Dubai Holding. Thanks to its central location, Banyan Tree Dubai will appeal to both leisure and business travelers, as well as wedding couples looking for iconic backdrops for their nuptials and honeymoons.”
Accommodations at Banyan Tree Dubai, ranging from rooms and suites to residences and a lavish villa, offer a blend of sophisticated luxury and warm, organic textures. The resort’s 178 rooms, rejuvenated by BLINK Design, showcase a touch of soft minimalism, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic ocean views, and plush beds. The four-bedroom villa, with 4,465 sqm of luxury space, boasts its own pool and private beach access.
Banyan Tree Residences Dubai introduces 96 fully furnished private apartments in various configurations, providing the comforts of a stylish home with five-star hotel amenities. Equipped with high-end kitchen appliances and offering small-pet-friendly spaces, residents enjoy a dedicated 24-hour concierge, valet, maintenance, and security services.
Seven distinct dining experiences await guests, offering a diverse culinary journey from French Mediterranean at Alizee to a playful twist on Chinese cuisine at Demon Duck by celebrity Chef Alvin Leung. The resort’s meeting and event facilities include three meeting rooms, a business center, and a spacious 750-Sq.m. ballroom, complemented by outdoor venues with scenic views.
Leisure and recreation offerings at Banyan Tree Dubai include three outdoor swimming pools, a top-of-the-range fitness center, a beauty salon, and the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa. The resort is conveniently connected to mainland attractions, including Jumeirah Beach Residences and Dubai Marina, with easy access via bridge and RTA Abras.
The opening of Banyan Tree Dubai is part of a strategic partnership between Accor and Banyan Tree Group, with operations jointly managed by Banyan Tree Group and Ennismore. This partnership follows a similar model applied in Banyan Tree Doha at La Cigale Mushaireb, Qatar, and Banyan Tree AlUla, Saudi Arabia. The debut in Dubai is a significant milestone resulting from the long-term strategic partnership agreement signed in 2016.
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