Zaha Hadid's ME hotel to open in 2020

Designed by the celebrated late architect, ME by Meliá will open its first Middle Eastern property in the Burj Khalifa district of Dubai.

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ME by Meliá, has announced its debut property in the Middle East with the opening of ME Dubai in the first-quarter of 2020. 

ME Dubai is the only hotel project in which both the interiors and exterior have been designed by the late architect, Zaha Hadid; all of the hotel’s furniture was either personally designed or selected by Hadid. 

The hotel will house 15 restaurants, including the London-based Japanese robatayaki restaurant ROKA. 

Gabriel Escarrer, vice chairman and CEO, at Meliá Hotels International, said: "Dubai is a fascinating, exciting city, known for its progressive feats of design. 

"We’re confident that our unwavering commitment to exemplary service, coupled with Zaha Hadid’s remarkable design and ROKA’s sumptuous cuisine will make for an unparalleled experience for our guests in Dubai."

The hotel takes up 19 floors of the 95 metre-high Opus building, in the rapidly developing Burj Khalifa district in Downtown Dubai. It will have 93 rooms and suites, the luxurious ‘Suite ME’ and 98 serviced apartments. 

The Opus building spans two separate towers with a ‘carved’ central void, providing dramatic views of the building’s exterior from inside.

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