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Standing out amidst a dense grove of glossy skyscrapers of Dubai will be Dorchester Collections’s ‘The Lana’, a new luxury hotel that will overlook the Business Bay Area and set to be the epitome of ultra-luxury in Downtown Dubai. The Lana will open its doors to travellers during the tail end of 2022, just in time for the New Year celebrations.
The word “Lana” in Arabic translates to “for us” and in Hawaiian to “floating gently in calm water”, therefore evoking the sense of serenity and generosity. It also stands as a metaphor for the collaboration between the Dorchester Collections and OMNIYAT, the real estate development group behind this project.
The architects Foster + Partners have envisioned this building keeping in mind the ever-changing and constantly rebuilding Dubai skyline. The hotel will be a landmark destination, with a contemporary building outline that will complement the calm waters of the Dubai Creek and create an ambience that invokes a sense of fluidity and calm.
Situated at a prime location, right in the middle of the Burj Khalifa district with the Dubai International Airport a mere 20 minutes away, the hotel provides stunning views of the deserts and the majestic Burj Khalifa.
Dorchester Collection’s ‘The Lana’ Highlight – The Suites
The hotel has 225 unique guest rooms, out of which 69 are suites. These rooms are spacious and flooded with lights, courtesy of the floor to ceiling windows and cool interiors. Much like the architecture, the interiors are also modern, with a subtle blend of the traditional.
The interiors are done by the Parisian duo, Gilles & Boissier, including intricate details like stone parquet flooring, triple-height ceilings, and screen dividers that create an ambience that is at once welcoming discreet. Dark marble, rounded furniture, and soft hues of gold, beige, and olive are seen throughout the living spaces. A significant attribute of these larger than life rooms are the deep-soaking bathtubs, some of which will be positioned in the windows, affording occupants superb city views while they relax.
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The 21 signature suites at The Lana are a lavish affair, as can be expected from Dorchester. The 333 m2 Presidential Suite is regal and residential, with a great view of the expansive property’s greenery. With abundant features such as two sitting rooms for entertaining, a garden room, dining room, and expansive private terrace that runs the length of the elevation, guests will feel right at home and bask in the comfort that is very carefully crafted in the details. The Royal Suite has a noteworthy 357 m2 of indoor and outdoor living space and two bedrooms wrapping around the north corner of the building.
Dorchester Collection’s ‘The Lana’ Highlight – Rooftop Pool & Cabanas, After Hours Lounge Parties
The hotel will be an exemplary culinary destination in Dubai, with a modern Mediterranean restaurant on the fourth floor that offers indoors and outdoors dining and private dining space. The floor will also be host to an Italian café, with indoor and outdoor seating. The Lana’s signature restaurant and lounge, along with a traditional patisserie, can be found on the hotel’s 18th floor, and guests can expect an experiential dining experience unlike anything else in Dubai.
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The 29th floor will host the hotel’s spa, a wellness centre, and an up-to-date gym. In addition, the hotel’s rooftop pool on the 30th floor will be available only during the day to hotel guests and features a cabana service. It promptly transforms itself into a lounge at night and becomes host to some of Dubai’s hottest rooftop parties.
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With the Dorchester motto of “Anything but Ordinary” for the service it provides and with an extraordinary legacy of celebrating only the excellent and the exceptional, The Lana Hotel is another feather in the cap of the Dorchester Collections. ◼
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© This article was first published online in Jan 2022 – World Travel Magazine.