With 17 hotels currently operating and seven more in the pipeline, the Gran Meliá brand continues to lead the group’s luxury openings in Europe and the Middle East.
Gran Meliá Dubai Jumeirah completes the Group’s exceptional Dubai hotel portfolio, where the brand has been present since 2018, first opening the Meliá Desert Palm, member of Meliá Collection, an exclusive resort with a polo field, amongst others.
Meliá Hotels International remains committed to luxury tourism, expanding its presence in Dubai by signing a new Gran Meliá property in Port de La Mer, a new luxury destination located in the Jumeirah One Beach area, one of the best areas in Dubai.
Built directly on the seafront on a beautiful beach with white sand and turquoise water, Gran Meliá Dubai Jumeirah is a perfect example of a 360o urban resort, including all the attributes that leisure travellers expect to find, jointly with a privileged location close to the DIFC that makes it also attractive for the corporate and events segment. It boasts a wide range of leisure and lifestyle options, with the taste of Mediterranean luxury that the Meliá brand conveys. The hotel’s excellence and experiences, spectacular location and the beauty of the architectural and landscape project (signed by MOMA, desertINK & Lagranja) help the Gran Meliá Dubai Jumeirah aspire to become the very definition of Mediterranean luxury and “good living”, perfectly representing the Gran Meliá brand throughout the region.
Located on one of Port de la Mer’s peninsulas, the Gran Meliá Dubai Jumeirah hotel will feature 380 luxurious rooms and suites with exclusive ocean and iconic city skyline views, standing out for its design and personalised services. The complex will also have direct marina access, event facilities to host up to 1,000 people and wellness and fitness facilities endorsed by first-class international partners. Regarding gastronomy, Gran Meliá Dubai Jumeirah aspires to be a reference in the city, inviting diners to enjoy a selection of the best experiences and brands in the world, with iconic restaurants and bars.
Gran Meliá Dubai Jumeirah will be the country’s first hotel of this brand, representing a milestone in its growing international expansion and scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2025. The brand is already present in 10 countries, bringing the concept of Spain’s lifestyle and its culinary avant-garde to the world’s leading destinations. Gabriel Escarrer, President and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, proudly states that “the signing of this fantastic hotel gives us a new opportunity to demonstrate our proven excellence in Dubai’s luxury segment. Our Group is already firmly committed to this market. Port La Mer – Jumeirah is the perfect place to bring the exclusive interpretation of our iconic Gran Meliá brand’s Mediterranean luxury to a key market like Dubai.”
This new project is the result of the excellent and fruitful collaboration between Meliá Hotels International and Albwardy Investment LLC, the group that owns the hotel and with which Meliá Hotels International already manages 7 other properties including the Gran Meliá Arusha, Meliá Zanzibar, Meliá Collection Serengeti Lodge and the recent Meliá Collection Ngorongoro Lodge, all in Tanzania, in addition to the Gran Meliá Iguazu in Argentina, the Meliá Collection London Kensington in the United Kingdom, and the Meliá Collection Desert Palm, also in Dubai. Moreover, Meliá and the Albwardy Group are also preparing a future opening in Seychelles, among others.