One & Only to Open Debut Urban Resort in Dubai

By Paul Joseph

One & Only, the world renowned luxury hotel brand, has opened its first Urban Resort in the millionaire’s playground of Dubai.

The One & Only One Za’abeel will be part of a two-tower high rise complex that will include luxury residences, serviced apartments and office spaces.

The towers will also be home to The Gallery, a retail podium, and the ‘Linx’, which will feature a panoramic sky concourse connecting the two towers.

Billed as an oasis in the city for business, family and leisure travellers, as well as local residents, it promises to challenge the conventional city hotel experience. It will offer green spaces, gyms with a spectacular view of the city, and One Cycle and One Yoga to deliver a rejuvenating workout.

Suites will be customisable, with guests able to transform them into everything from a children’s playroom and walk-in closets to a dedicated art studio. Specially designed suites for children are also in the pipeline.

“Our ambition is to become part of the soul of any city we enter,” says Michael P. Wale, Chief Executive Officer, Kerzner International.

“We are thrilled to be introducing One&Only to the urban space, providing something completely different for our discerning guests, delivered with our renowned personalized experience.

“Iconic buildings such as One Za’abeel are the perfect locations for One&Only Urban Resorts. We are proud One&Only One Za’abeel is part of the foundation of the next generation of the destination.”

The One&Only One Za’abeel Urban Resort is expected to open within the next two years.

By Paul Joseph