Luxury international hospitality group The Langham is arriving to Dubai, and will open a luxury hotel and residence in 2020 under the widely recognized and modern Langham Place brand, announced by developer Omniyat. The authoritative project is presented in a dual tower format, and is situated on the banks of Dubai Canal at the heart of the new Marasi development in Business Bay. BSBG is responsive from managing the design and delivery of the Langham Place, involving during the concept stage as Lead Consultant, Executive Architect and Structural Engineer.
The hotel tower itself will feature 169 rooms, while the second tower includes 239 serviced one, two and three-bedroom residences, as well as deluxe penthouses. The BUA for the project is 680,838 square foot.
Langham Place brands hotels are predominantly to be found across Asia, providing a contemporary and urban relative to The Langham luxury hotel, which own more traditional roots at design e.g. luxury interior design. Originated in London in 1865. The Langham in London is in fact said to be the birthplace of the ‘afternoon tea’ – a British tradition.
That ‘The Langham’ brand hasn’t previously been introduced to the fruitful hospitality market in Dubai may come as some of a surprise to those who are familiar with the emirate’s hospitality possibilities, as the brand’s penchant for elegance and reputation for the luxurious experience seemingly makes the luxury hotel the perfect candidate for success in the Dubai´s tourism sector.
Having opened its doors in 1865, The Langham in London quickly gained a reputation as being a luxury hotel that would often accomplish ‘firsts’ for the hospitality sector, much as Dubai targets are the same; a modern city aiming to embrace innovation and technological evolution. The Langham became known as the first ‘Grand Hotel’ in Europe, and was also a pioneer in the implementation of air conditioning and hydraulic lifts to hotel.
BSBG’s portfolio currently boasts four live hotel projects. As well as Langham Place, the practice is also leading the coordination of design and delivery of another exclusive international hotel brand – The Dorchester Collection, also on behalf of Omniyat. Private Residences by Dorchester Collection is similarly a 5-star exclusive dual tower interlinking development like Langham Place in Dubai, with one tower a hotel and the other for residences. It is also situated in Business Bay overlooking the canal. This project is scheduled for a late 2020 completion.
The exclusive Banyan Tree brand is soon to make its first visible entrance into the residential market, with the exclusive Banyan Tree Residences – Hillside Dubai located in Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Designed by BSBG, the tower and master plan is currently at the middle way of construction phase, and when completed it will provide 110,000 sq. ft. of luxurious resort living style for its residents. Currently the tower has reached its 14th level of 31.
Closely surrounding of the BSBG Headquarters, Aloft City Centre Deira is making great progress, and will bring an edgy urban boutique vibe to Deira to it´s environment, targeted to Millennial travellers with a highly precise set of expectations from a modern hotel. The target for completion and handover is by the close 2018.
Also on site, is the Jebel Ali Park Hotel, designed by BSBG, which overlooks the popular golf course in the corner site of the wider Jebel Ali Hotel complex. More details will follow shortly.
Langham Place is the fourth of BSBG´s current live hotel projects, and as the group’s expanding project portfolio in the hospitality sector illustrates, this is an avenue that has been prioritized as a key element for BSBG on an international front.
Alistair McMillan, BSBG Managing Partner and Owner, told us that BSBG’s role in delivering another of Dubai’s top luxury hotels speaks for the gained amount of trust the group has received among the top developers in the Middle East, as a result of successfully delivering numerous projects – under highly demanding circumstances.
As for new projects and developments, Owner of BSBG told that because of the reputation BSBG has cultivated, the group’s involvement in key projects within the hospitality and leisure sector internationally looks set to continue. We´ll see how the story of BSBG continues, but one thing is sure: What comes to high quality design luxury hotel projects, BSBG delivers magnificent results every time.