Sbe Unveils First SLS Property in the Middle East

DUBAI—Sbe, the lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates global brands, in collaboration with World of Wonders Real Estate Development, has revealed that SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences is set to open in the second quarter of 2021.

“We are excited to open our first SLS hotel in the Middle East in collaboration with Mehmet Nazif Gunal, founder and chairman of World of Wonders Real Estate Development, and his incredible team,” said Chadi Farhat, COO, Sbe. “We are excited to open our doors to Dubai’s diverse travelers and residents, welcoming them with the signature SLS style of luxury, hospitality and comfort. Naturally as a major destination for global travelers, Dubai was the ideal location for our next SLS hotel. Home to over six of Sbe’s signature culinary and nightlife experiences, SLS Dubai will be the ultimate lifestyle destination in Dubai.”

The project spans 75 floors and is located in Downtown Dubai’s Burj Khalifa District. It is split between 254 uniquely designed hotel rooms, 321 hotel apartments and 371 branded residences.

SLS Dubai features the brand’s signature culinary concepts Fi’lia, an authentic Italian restaurant, and Carna by Dario Cecchini, a contemporary steakhouse. S Bar, a mixology lounge, is located in the lobby, as well as signature rooftop nightlife venue Privilege.

EllaMia is a café that brings its dedicated Los Angeles-based coffee culture to Dubai and at 12 Chairs Caviar Bar, caviar takes center stage, reserved for only 12 guests, to experience and indulge. A fitness center, salon and the exclusive Ciel Spa will cater to guests’ beauty, wellness and fitness needs.

Designed by Dubai-based designer Paul Bishop, the interiors are sleek yet contemporary with unique artwork, accents and aesthetics that are at the very essence of the SLS brand. Sbe subsidiary Dakota Development, led by President Joe Faust, provided original concept development and design management services for the luxury project.

Along with Privilege, the hotel’s rooftop includes two infinity pools as well as a day lounge and pool deck.

SLS Dubai will mark the opening of the seventh SLS hotel, with 17 additional destinations across North America, South America and Asia within the next five years, including SLS Cancun and SLS Puerto Madero this year.

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