Dubai Properties (DP) has launched its third Culture Village project.
Following the unveiling of its Dubai Wharf plans earlier this week, DP announced it is building a luxury waterfront hotel which is due to open in 2018.
It will be operated by Anantara Hotel Resorts and Spa, which is owned by Minor Hotel Group.
The hotel will be located in the heart of Culture Village directly facing the Dubai creek and is close to mixed-use project, Dubai Wharf, as well as DP’s residential development, Manazel AlKhor.
Mohammed Al Habbai, chief officer of urban planning and infrastructure at Dubai Properties Group, said: “This is part of a growing portfolio of hotels for DP which we will develop in key areas of Dubai, and we are proud to be partnering with Minor Hotel Group to bring the iconic Anantara brand to Culture Village.
“Anantara is a brand which is synonymous with luxury, and we expect the hotel with its culture spirit to become a key attraction for Culture Village.”
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotel Group, added: “With a well-established and well-known portfolio of hotels and resorts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, further growing our footprint in the UAE is of key strategic importance to Minor Hotel Group.”
The Anantara hotel will have 270 guest rooms with waterfront views of the Dubai creek, a rooftop pool and restaurants, spa, and a range of F&B and retail outlets.
It will also feature a 3.8km promenade and marina and its ballroom and conference facilities will overlook the waterfront.
DP has appointed Das as lead architect for the project and work is expected to commence later this year.