Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk is earmarked to welcome guests from October 2020, the latest luxury property in the Accor portfolio to open in the United Arab Emirates.
The 498-room and -suite hotel is located within the WAFI mixed-use development (which includes a high-end shopping centre, dining and entertainment), styled on Ancient Egypt.
Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk merges modern French art de vivre and ancient Egyptian heritage with the essence and culture of the UAE. Adorned with a gold pyramidion and in the shape of an obelisk, reminiscent of the Luxor Obelisk currently in Paris, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk sits in the heart of Dubai.
Visitors experience a grand arrival upon entering Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk as they walk through the magnificent doors of a grand Pylon – the colossal gateway of an Egyptian temple. Stepping out of the urban bustle of Dubai and into a serene realm of Franco-Egyptian sophistication, indulgence at the property begins the moment you enter the lobby.
Guests are greeted by a nine-metre-wide and four-metre-tall golden falcon, a symbol of the national bird and pride of the United Arab Emirates, and are then transported to the Valley of the Kings and Queens in Luxor, Egypt, thanks to the immense pillars showcasing hieroglyphics and reliefs.
Hotel rooms and suites are located on the 19th floor and above of the Obelisk tower, with the Imperial Suite and two Presidential Suites on spread across the 47th, 48th and 49th floors.
The property offers five culinary venues, including the first international outpost of Taiko, an award-winning restaurant of the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam, established by Executive Chef and founder Schilo van Coevorden. The Sofitel SPA with L’OCCITANE is located on level six, and features eight treatment rooms, male and female indoor and outdoor relaxation rooms and a hammam.
Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk is within close proximity to Dubai International Airport, just 10 minutes drive away.
The new hotel is the fourth Sofitel branded property in Dubai, joining sister sites; Sofitel Dubai Downtown, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach and Sofitel Dubai The Palm Luxury Apartments / Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa.
For more information, see sofitel-dubai-theobelisk.com.