New Banyan Tree project to replace Caesars Palace on Bluewaters

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Dubai Holding has inked a landmark deal with Accor Group's Ennismore and Banyan Tree Group to introduce a unique luxury lifestyle experience in the emirate.

The multi-staged project on Bluewaters will welcome new brands, starting with the opening of Banyan Tree Dubai in November 2023.

Replacing the existing Caesars Palace, the upcoming Banyan Tree Dubai will introduce a phased stage of brand related upscaling improvements.

Besides its 179 rooms, which include 30 suites and a brand-new four-bedroom villa, a key feature of the repositioned resort will be its wellness offering, with the signature Banyan Tree Spa.

This wellness space will include its own reception, relaxation area, gym, indoor and outdoor yoga spaces, dedicated F&B space, private mini rainforests, hydrotherapy pools and treatment rooms.

The resort, which will be co-operated by Banyan Tree Group and Ennismore, will have five F&B concepts, providing guests with an eclectic selection of culinary experiences.

Banyan Tree Dubai will also include 96 private residences comprising one, two, three and four-bedroom units with a dedicated lobby, outdoor swimming pool and access to the hotel’s facilities.

This milestone agreement marks the beginning of a promising partnership between Dubai Holding and Accor, and today’s announcement of the opening of Banyan Tree Dubai is the first of many exciting projects in the pipeline.

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Accor, said: "We are delighted to be at the beginning of a promising development partnership between Accor and Dubai Holding, and the announcement of the opening of Banyan Tree Dubai on Bluewaters is the first of many projects involving our brands in the pipeline to further develop and grow our presence in Dubai and globally."

"The breadth and excellence of hospitality experiences in the Emirate is an inspiration for the industry worldwide, and we are confident that the relaunch of this unique resort will enrich that even further. In line with our vision of operating For the Good of Tomorrow, we will continue to unlock opportunities that strengthen the position of Dubai as a leader in the global hospitality sector and a major tourism hub," said Amit Kaushal, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Holding.

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