Construction of The Palm Tower, part of the new Nakheel Mall and Hotel complex at the heart of the island, is slated to begin this year with the hotel expected to open in 2016.
The Shangri-La hotel will be located on the first 18 floors of the 52-level building, with facilities including outdoor family dining, an outdoor pool, a health club and spa. Hotel guests will have direct beach club access via a bridge and walkway to Club Vista Mare. They will also have direct access to The Palm Monorail and Nakheel Mall, a new retail, dining and entertainment destination for Dubai, also opening in 2016.
Shangri-La’s new project on Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island, is part of the group’s expanding Middle East portfolio. The group currently operates four hotels in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and a resort in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Two hotels are also under development in Qatar.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand, with a room inventory of over 34,000. The group has upcoming projects in mainland China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates.