Opening delayed for Zaha Hadid-designed ME by Melia hotel in Dubai

The opening of the Middle East’s first ME by Meliá hotel, which is located within the Zaha Hadid-designed The Opus in Dubai, has been delayed until the fourth quarter of 2019.

The hotel, which was originally scheduled to open at the end of the year,  has been pushed back because it “demanded the upmost effort” and collaboration from the project’s construction teams and partners, according to a recent update from developer Omniyat.

Mohammed Hmeid, head of marketing and sales, Omniyat told HotelierMiddleEast.com in a statement: “The offices and commercial side of the building have been completed for two months and our first clients are moving in. The residences are 80% complete and will be the most sought-after trophy assets in Downtown Dubai when they come onto the market – fully designed by Zaha Hadid.

“The ME Dubai by Melia will be the final piece in this jaw-dropping jigsaw and is on target to be completed by Q4 2019,” he added.

The Opus includes office space, a club, several restaurants, and a hotel.

Photographer Aldo Amoretti recently released images of  Zaha Hadid’s Opus building taking shape, which now boasts a completed facade.

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