Mandarin Oriental to manage upcoming Dubai's Jumeirah Beach resort in 2017

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group will manage a luxury resort in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach area when it opens in 2017.

The resort, which is currently under development and will mark the group's debut in the Middle East, will have 200 rooms and suites and 12 over-water villas accessible via a private beach and its own infinity pool.

The project is owned by Dubai Real Estate Corporation and is being developed by Wasl Hospitality, with Jeffrey Wilkes appointed as the interior designer.

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All rooms, villas and suites will have design elements influenced by the local culture, and will incorporate guest-centred technology and entertainment systems.

Mandarin Oriental, Dubai will include nine restaurants and bars, including a pier-top restaurant with docking facilities for private yachts. Other food and beverage concepts will include a poolside restaurant, two bars including one on the pier, a lobby lounge and a Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop. The resort will also offer several function rooms, including a 1,722-square-foot ballroom which opens up onto a landscaped beachfront terrace.

A 9,186-square-foot all inclusive spa will have 12 treatment rooms, including three couples’ suites and a private VIP suite. Additionally, a beach club will provide a range of water sports activities.