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Mandarin Oriental makes regional debut with Dubai resort

Hong Kong-based operator has opened a city resort opposite Mercato Mall


Hong Kong-based operator Mandarin Oriental has opened its first property in the Middle East – a city resort opposite Dubai’s Mercato Mall. The Mandarin Oriental Jumeira contains 178 rooms and 78 suites, as well as a 2,000 square meter spa with nine treatment rooms, including a VIP suite, and artistically designed pool and lobby area. Food and beverage options include Netsu (Japanese steakhouse), The Bay (brasserie), Mandarin Cake Shop, and poolside bar/restaurant Sun Vibe. The fifth-floor Club Lounge offers expansive city and Burj Khalifa views. Rooms have been designed by Jeffrey Wilkes in bright blues and earthy tones. Outside, 14 bronze metal trees with 900 lights lead down to the beach. This is the luxury operator’s first new hotel in three years.