Dorchester Collection has revealed the name of its highly-anticipated addition in Dubai will be The Lana.
‘Lana’ is derived from the Arabic expression meaning ‘for us’ and the Hawaiian ‘floating gently in calm water’, and pays homage to the hotel’s location beside the Dubai Creek and the Marasi Marina.
Opening in Q4 2022, The Lana, with its 225 guest rooms and suites, is located in the heart of Dubai, in the Burj Khalifa District and overlooking the Business Bay area. It marks Dorchester Collection’s first address in the Middle East.
The Lana is a 30-storey tower designed by award-winning architects Foster + Partners that captures the essence of its destination and brings an unparalleled ultra-luxury experience to Downtown Dubai. Hotel guests will be able to relax at the Beach Club at One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai, accessed via a short and scenic boat ride.
The Lana will offer views of the Burj Khalifa, sunsets to the northwest and seemingly endless landscapes to the southeast. All aesthetic choices are reflective of the hotel’s prime location. A desirable destination for locals and international travellers alike, The Lana is just 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport, 75 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, and a 15-minute walk from Burj Khalifa and the adjacent Dubai Mall.
Christopher Cowdray, CEO of Dorchester Collection, said, “The Lana is one of the most anticipated hotel openings of 2022, given its incredible design-led credentials in a superb location in one of the world’s most vibrant cities, and a rooftop scene that will attract much attention.”
“We’re looking forward to bringing Dorchester Collection’s renowned brand of luxury hospitality combined with OMNIYAT’s real estate vision to a new region that is home to so many of our guests around the world,” Cowdray said.
A hallmark of Dorchester Collection hotels are the signature suites and at The Lana, guests will have 21 signature suites. The 333 square metre Presidential Suite features two sitting rooms, a garden room, dining room, and expansive private terrace that runs the length of the elevation.
The two-bedroom Royal Suite, boasts an impressive 357 square metres of indoor and outdoor living space, wrapping around the north corner of the building.
The hotel’s fourth floor will be a scene all its own with a modern Mediterranean restaurant offering indoors and outdoors dining as well as a private dining space. The fourth floor will also host an Italian café, with seating indoors and outside. The Lana’s signature restaurant and lounge is found on the hotel’s 18th floor and guests can expect an experiential dining experience unlike anything else in Dubai.