Steigenberger enters Dubai

Leading German hospitality company, Steigenberger Hotel Group has opened its first property in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the five-star waterfront Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay in Dubai, according to a press release issued by the chain.

The flagship Steigenberger Dubai is right at the heart of the city close to the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower and the Dubai Mall in the cosmopolitan Downtown neighbourhood.

Steigenberger Dubai interior. Photo from Steigenberger Hotel Group
Steigenberger Dubai interior. Photo from Steigenberger Hotel Group

The hotel’s 367 rooms include 28 suites designed for business and city leisure travellers while its four restaurants, which offer a variety of cuisine, all have fabulous views over Business Bay.

There is also a banqueting and conference area – with a daylight ballroom for 450 people, four meeting room options, a board room, library and outdoor terraces.

Leisure facilities include a spa, fitness centre, and pool terrace – all with panoramic city views. Underground car parking is available.

Puneet Chhatwal, CEO of Steigenberger Hotels AG, commented: “This new hotel at Business Bay re-affirms our commitment to international growth in general and the Middle East in particular.

“Dubai is now one of the world’s leading tourism and business hubs and the perfect springboard to this important region. The new hotel is symbolic of our growing international presence at strategically important locations made possible through teaming with like-minded and expansion-oriented partners.”

Further Steigenberger-managed properties currently in the pipeline include the InterCityHotel Culture Village in Dubai, and the Steigenberger Hotel Airport Road Doha.

Siegfried Nierhaus, Vice President Middle East, Steigenberger Hotel Group said: “It is our committed ambition to deliver and cater to our customers with a flavour of German hospitality driven by service, passion and tradition is now a reality in Dubai’s Business Bay. Guests will receive the very highest quality of hotel product and service.”

The property is owned by Twenty14 Holdings, the hospitality investment arm of LuLu Group International, the Abu Dhabi-based retail giant. The company is focussed on acquisitions and management of assets worldwide.

Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director of Twenty14 Holding, said: “We are proud to be associated with the Steigenberger Hotel Group to bring its first five-property in the region.

“Our vision is to be the most preferred hospitality company with an exclusive portfolio of world-class properties, which are unique in design, service and functionality. We believe that the new hotel truly complements our vision and will encapsulate an absolutely remarkable experience that would make it the most sought after meeting point in Dubai.”

Top photo: The Steigenberger Dubai hotel. Photo from Steigenberger Hotel Group