Melia Hotels International taps Zaha Hadid for ME Dubai

Hotel company Meliá Hotels International unveiled its next major launch as the ME by Meliá brand continues to grow. ME Dubai will open in the Opus building, developed by real estate company Omniyat. ME Dubai is situated at the heart of the Burj Khalifa District. This is Zaha Hadid’s first hotel project, with the designer tapped to design all of the interiors and exteriors. 

Opening in 2016, the hotel will consist of 100 rooms, complemented by Michelin-star restaurants and exclusive international food and beverage brands, distributed across 250,000 square feet in the 95-meter high Opus building.

Each guest's stay will be orchestrated by the dedicated Aura Manager, whose job is to know the city and use this knowledge to make the hotel's service bespoke. ME Dubai’s facilities and Aura service will also be extended to the owners of the serviced apartments located on the upper floors, including four penthouses with private roof terraces.

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ME by Meliá is a contemporary interpretation of the Meliá experience. There are currently ME Hotels in London, Madrid, Cancun and Cabo, with more to follow in 2014.

Meliá Hotels International was founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and is one of the world’s largest resort hotel chains, as well as Spain’s leading hotel chain. It currently provides more than 350 hotels and 87,000 rooms in 35 countries on four continents under its brands: Gran Meliá, Meliá, ME, INNSIDE, TRYP by Wyndham, Sol and Paradisus.

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