Real Estate

One Palm ... the first residential development in the Middle East to be managed by Dorchester Collection.

One Palm ... the first residential development in the Middle East to be managed by Dorchester Collection.

Dorchester to manage One Palm

UAE-based Omniyat has tied up with Dorchester Collection to bring the iconic hospitality brand’s services to a luxury residential development as well as a hotel and serviced apartments complex.

March 2018

UAE-based developer Omniyat has announced that Dorchester Collection will manage its luxury One Palm development on The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, making it the first residential complex in the Middle East to be managed by the iconic hospitality brand.

The news follows the recent announcement of the partnership between the two companies that will bring Dorchester Collection to the region for the first time. The collaboration includes a stunning new development on one of the largest waterfront plots in Marasi district on the banks of Dubai Canal, featuring an ultra-luxury hotel and serviced residences.

One Palm made global headlines last year when its penthouse sold for a record-breaking Dh102 million ($27.7 million), making it the most expensive penthouse in Dubai.

The 910,000-sq-ft design-led project is rapidly shaping up to become a unique architectural statement. Its 90 apartments include three-, four- and five-bedroom residences, each offering striking views of Dubai Marina’s skyline, Burj Al Arab and the Arabian Gulf.

Mahdi Amjad, CEO and executive chairman of Omniyat, says: “Omniyat’s partnership with Dorchester Collection is so much more than providing another luxury development in Dubai. It’s about offering an experience like no other.

“One Palm is the most exclusive address on The Palm Jumeirah and home to Dubai’s most expensive apartment. Buyers of One Palm command absolute first-class service and that is exactly what Dorchester Collection’s management will provide.”

One Palm’s unique structure is designed by New York architects Soma. Inside, each residence will be a statement of personal taste with owners able to choose their interior from two of the world’s most esteemed design companies – either Japanese firm Super Potato, known for its chic and modern fit-outs, or the opulent rich textures of London-based design studio Elicyon, famed for its involvement in the renowned One Hyde Park building.

One Palm will be equipped with an unrivalled range of amenities and facilities to cater to its residents. The One Palm Clubhouse will include an informal restaurant, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, outdoor cinema and BBQ area, cigar lounge and a spa.

Christopher Cowdray, chief executive officer of Dorchester Collection, says: “Not only will Dorchester Collection bring its distinct style of hospitality to the hotel and residence complex in Marasi, but also to One Palm – arguably Dubai’s most exclusive address. We are delighted to secure the management for this development and look forward to offering its residents the world-class service that Dorchester Collection is famous for.”

 The collaboration between the Dubai-based high-end developer and the luxury hospitality brand is a long-term agreement that will be rolled out in the coming years, putting Dubai on the same globally important footing for Dorchester as its established hotels in locations such as London (UK), Rome (Italy), Beverly Hills (US), and Paris (France).

Dorchester Collection owns and operates world-renowned properties including The Dorchester, London; Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris; The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles; Hotel Eden, Rome; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan; Le Meurice, Paris; Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles; 45 Park Lane, London; and Coworth Park, Ascot.

Omniyat has secured several high-end lifestyle partnerships in recent years, as it continues to be a market pioneer in bringing global hotel brands to the region, including The Langham and ME by Melia. The new partnership with Dorchester Collection reinforces its credentials as Dubai’s premium lifestyle and hospitality developer and highlights its close partnerships with the world’s leading architects, engineers, interior designers and award-winning artists.

Established in 2005, Omniyat has a strong track record for delivering high quality projects, with a development portfolio of more than $6.2 billion.

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