Delano Dubai

First Look: Delano Dubai

Ennismore’s Delano brand is set to debut in Dubai, with the opening of a 251-key property at waterfront destination Bluewaters Dubai. 

The opening forms part of a landmark deal signed between Ennismore and Dubai Holding in 2023 to introduce a new luxury lifestyle experience to Dubai, and follows the opening of Banyan Tree Dubai at Bluewaters Dubai in late 2023. 

Delano Dubai will comprise 251 guestrooms, including 84 suites, some with private pools. Additional amenities include a number of food and beverage experiences, including a collaboration with Paris Society for a unique restaurant and pool club, a patisserie, a Levantine-inspired destination restaurant, a modern Italian and a contemporary reimagining of Delano’s renowned and famous Rose Bar. 

In collaboration with Ennismore’s in-house team, interior design firms Elastic Architects, LaBottega and SA Consultants will collectively transform the existing hotel into a marquee Delano location. Design signatures – such as the use of ‘Delano white’ offset with rich woods, natural materials and sumptuous fabrics – hark back to the original property, whose design also blurs lines between outdoors and indoors to create a guest choreography that inspires exploration. 

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“When Delano launched in Miami in 1995, it traded traditional, gilded luxury for something far more modern and understated, but equally grand,” say Sharan Pasricha, founder and co-CEO of Ennismore, and Gaurav Bhushan, co-CEO. “Delano pioneered the concept of lifestyle hospitality as we know it today, and we are thrilled to be bringing the iconic Delano to the forefront of global hospitality again, with a new home in Dubai – marking a major milestone in the brand’s journey. From its origins in Miami, a bustling social hub, to the new global hub of extraordinary experiences, Dubai, Delano is set to introduce a new level of luxury, discernment and vibrant energy to the city as our debut property in the region. We look forward to sharing more exciting details about Delano Dubai over the coming months.” 

Amit Kaushal, Group Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding, adds: “The launch of Delano Dubai underscores our commitment to set new standards of excellence in luxury hospitality and strengthen Dubai’s position as a leading international tourism hub. Together with the recent opening of Banyan Tree Dubai, we are proud to mark another milestone in the evolution of Bluewaters Dubai as a luxury lifestyle destination. Our collaboration with market leaders like Ennismore and Banyan Group will continue to focus on welcoming new brands to Dubai and further enrich the city’s vibrant hospitality landscape.”

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