Caesars sets opening dates for Dubai debuts

Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai. Photo credit: Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has set opening dates for its two beachfront resorts, beach club and residential tower on Meraas’ Bluewaters Island in Dubai. 

Cove Beach (the beach club) will open November 9, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai and The Residences at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai will welcome their first guests on November 15 and Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai will be taking reservations effective December 1. 

“These resorts mark the opening of our first non-gaming resorts and demonstrates the strong demand among developers and guests to see our flagship brands brought into new global markets,” stated Mark Frissora, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment. He noted in collaboration with Meraas Holdings, LLC, this project is the first of several that will drive expanded growth. 
Bob Morse, president of hospitality at Caesars Entertainment, said the openings will help the company grow its brands into global gateway cities.
Located on Bluewaters Island, a new, man-made island overlooking Jumeirah Beach, Caesars offerings will include two distinct resorts.

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Caesars Palace

Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai is connected to The Beach at JBR, with all the signature elements of the Caesars Palace experience. This 194-guest room resort also includes Cove Beach, a private beach club; and Qua Spa, the wellness concept the company already has rolled out in Las Vegas. 
Michelin-star chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay will open his second Hell’s Kitchen location at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai. 

The Residences at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai will have 80 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments for short- and long-term lease. Residents will have access to all dining, leisure and entertainment options at Caesars Palace. 

Caesars Resort

The 301-room Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai will include two outdoor pools—one family-friendly and one for adults only—and access to a private beach, as well as event space for up to 800 guests. Its six restaurants and bars will include the Bacchanal Buffet; the Piazza, which will serve patisserie alongside chai and karak for local tastes; pool bar; a grill; The Sandbar with seafood; and a fusion of Mediterranean and Arabic flavors at Cleo’s Table. 

Shared Services

The two resorts will share the Caesars Forum, which will include a conference center, three meeting rooms and the 750-square-meter Forum Ballroom. 

Related: How Caesars is growing its hotel brands

The opening of these resorts is the latest development in Caesars Entertainment's international growth strategy. Earlier this year, Caesars announced plans to break ground on Caesars Palace Puerto Los Cabos in early 2019, a beachfront resort it is developing in partnership with Mexico-based Grupo Questro. Among other projects, Caesars is developing an integrated resort in Incheon, South Korea, and has expressed interest in developing an integrated resort in Japan. 

Caesars Entertainment plans to turn four of its signature hotels into brands that are open for licensing around the world, growing beyond the gaming hubs of Las Vegas and Atlantic City into new markets. The Dubai properties are the first in that program.