On Tuesday, Marriott International, Inc., New York City’s Haute 100 lister Ian Schrager and Dubai Properties has announced plans for a second Edition hotel in the United Arab Emirates.
The haute new property, which is slated to be in Dubai, will feature 258 rooms and will strategically placed at a beach front location on the forthcoming The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence. It will boast an assortment of fare and beverage outlets as well as business and leisure conveniences including a spa, a beach club, meeting and special event space and a fully equipped business center.
“Dubai remains one of the most important and vibrant destinations in the world, where we are delighted to announce our second Edition hotel to open in the Middle East,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President for Marriott International in the Middle East and Africa. “Following the iconic openings of London, Miami Beach and New York City, we couldn’t be more excited about the potential for this brand in the region. Dubai Properties is an ideal partner for a project of this magnitude and we are thrilled to be working together.”
Ian Schrager, chairman and chief executive officer of Ian Schrager Company, said, “I am thrilled to continue the global expansion of the new Edition lifestyle brand with this exciting project in Dubai. Following the opening of our Abu Dhabi hotel, the EDITION brand is on track to have a robust presence in the Emirates.”
The Abu Dhabi location is slated for 2016, while the Dubai property will make its grand debut in two years following (2018).
In May, New Yorkers welcomed the city’s first Edition, which is located in the heart of New York City’s Flatiron District, steps from Madison Square Park.The 273 unique guest rooms are serene and comforting. Guests can enjoy custom imported linens, natural stone bathrooms with enclosed rainforest shower, custom-made Le Labo bathroom amenities with signature, exclusive scents (read more here).
Future Edition hotels are planned for Sanya, China (2016), Bangkok (2016), Times Square (2018), West Hollywood (2018), Reykjavik, Iceland (2018), Wuhan, China (2019), and Bali, Indonesia (2019).