The new waterfront hotel on Marasi Bay Marina overlooks Burj Khalifa in the heart of downtown Dubai.
Dorchester Collection’s hotly anticipated new opening, The Lana, Dubai, has welcomed its first guests. Designed by Foster + Partners, the hotel represents the ultimate expression of trusted hospitality and elevated living, offering 225 rooms and suites and eight new dining concepts; including four that have been created with three of the world’s most celebrated chefs.
The hotel’s sophisticated interiors have been designed and executed by the famed Parisian duo, Gilles & Boissier and incorporate a carefully curated section of more than 50 art pieces, commissioned by local and global artists. The Lana will also be home to the first Dior Spa in the UAE, set to open in April 2024.
Design influenced by Dubai
Designers, Foster + Partners took inspiration from Dubai’s ever-changing skyline for the 30-storey building. The striking interconnected design features a central podium – The Lana Promenade – for retail and restaurants, as well as an infinity rooftop pool with views over the cityscape and desert landscape beyond.
Influenced by the modern minimalism and the bright weather of Dubai, space and light are the defining features of the interior by Gilles & Boissier. The designers took influence from the rich tapestry of cultural influence in the UAE, with a focus on intricate details and utilising textures. Each room features an outdoor terrace and floor-to-ceiling glass windows providing natural light and sweeping views.
The Lana’s five signature suites – Marina Duplex and Marina Terrace Suites – have unique duplex layouts, double-height corner living rooms, and outdoor terraces on both levels. The Marina Royal Suite, a magnificent presidential suite, features a balcony running along the length of the building, with sweeping views of Burj Khalifa, while the two-bedroom The Lana Royal Suite, envelops the north corner of the building.
Eight culinary experiences at The Lana
The Lana is home to eight restaurant and mixology concepts, four developed in collaboration with famed Michelin-starred chefs – Jean Imbert, Martín Berasategui, and pastry chef, Angelo Musa – and four original concepts operated by the hotel team.
Riviera by Jean Imbert is a modern Mediterranean restaurant inspired by his heritage and travels, and High Society, located on the rooftop with 180° views across Downtown Dubai.
Martín Berasategui, who has collected 12 Michelin stars, has created Jara the first restaurant of its kind in Dubai serving Basque cuisine as well as Txakolina, a speakeasy cigar lounge.
Bonbon Café by Angelo Musa, also of Hôtel Plaza Athénée, brings a taste of Parisian glamour, serving viennoiseries, freshly baked bread, a range of chocolate bonbons and ice cream, as well as sandwiches and salads.
Other establishments will be led by the executive chef of the hotel, Oliver Jackson, and include Veranda, an open-air, lush garden bar serving signature cocktails, paired with a sharing menu of tapas and international dishes with a Levantine influence, and The Gallery, serving a signature afternoon tea with pastries courtesy of Angelo Musa.
Lastly, Bitter Honey will be an intimate bar, nestled within the splendour of the lobby of The Lana.
First Dior Spa in the UAE
From April 2024, guests will be able to experience the first Dior Spa in the UAE, located on 29th floor of The Lana. With five treatment rooms and one couple’s suite, the spa’s elevated position allows light to flood in, and harnesses the renowned elegance of the House of Dior.
The Dior Spa The Lana will utilise cutting-edge technology into treatments, featuring Icoone Therapy, Hydrafacial, Dior Micro-Abrasion, and the Dior Skin Light LED therapy mask. It will also offer three signature treatments exclusive to The Lana, including Escale at The Lana, Dior Stone Therapy and D-Sculpt. Dubai.
A new era for Dorchester Collection
The Lana is the tenth Dorchester Collection hotel and the first new opening for the group in more than a decade. Conceptualised and managed on behalf of Dubai-based developers: OMNIYAT, The Lana is the first step in curating a new phase for the Downtown Dubai neighbourhood.