Tatweer-Elie Saab to develop hotels

Saeed Al Muntafiq, Executive Chairman, Tatweer, right with Elie Saab (SUPPLIED)

Tatweer, a member of Dubai Holding, yesterday announced a strategic agreement with world renowned Lebanese designer Elie Saab to develop signature hotels in the region starting with an exclusive Dh600 million hotel in The Tiger Woods Dubai bearing Elie Saab's name and reflecting his unique style.

Overlooking the world's first Tiger Woods designed golf course, the 360,000 sq. ft luxury boutique hotel will include 89 suites and 14 bungalows in sizes varying from 1,600-9,500 sq. ft. The hotel will target top-tier clientele and will boast a 10,000 sq ft swimming pool, as well as one of Dubai's most exquisite spas.

Saeed Al Muntafiq, Executive Chairman, Tatweer, said: "Tatweer has once again demonstrated its leading status in the leisure and hospitality industries by partnering with globally renowned elite brands for its mega developments. It is indeed no coincidence that the world's first golf course designed by the world number one golfer Tiger Woods in Dubailand will host the first hotel to be designed by the world's top designer Elie Saab.

"The boutique hotel designed by Elie Saab will set new international standards of innovation in architectural design.

"This high-end property will integrate contemporary design elements, which reflect Tatweer's commitment towards creating uniquely inspired hotels, spas and signature developments in the region."

Elie Saab, said: "I am delighted with the opportunity to design the interiors of the hotel at The Tiger Woods Dubai and to have my name associated with it. I look forward to applying my aesthetic call on what will become one of Dubai's most coveted landmarks. I will ensure my work exceeds global standards to match the stature of the entire Tiger Woods Dubai development. The interiors will be a reflection of my personal lifestyle.

"Every detail of the hotel's interiors will reflect my signature element that is defined by a fusion of simplicity, luxury and modernism to create a dreamlike ambience. This is a first for me in terms of designing the interiors of a hotel, a reason why this project is especially close to my heart and will draw the best of my creative sensibilities."

Abdulla Al Gurg, Project Director, The Tiger Woods Dubai, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Elie Saab, whose powerful and unique vision and passion for excellence is a well known statement in the world of design. His unsurpassed expertise in elegant and contemporary styling will bring to the hotel the latest in interior design concepts and give our guests the distinctive Elie Saab lifestyle experience.

"Our choice of Elie Saab demonstrates our commitment to seeking the world's best talents for shaping our developments, matching Dubai's uncompromising quest for excellence."