Here’s a hotel to keep in mind for top-tier business travelers to the UAE: Mandarin Oriental will open a luxury urban resort in Dubai in 2017. The Mandarin Oriental, Dubai‘s 200 rooms and suites will include 12 over-water villas (top-picks for CEOs), accessible via private bridge. Each villa will have its own infinity edge pool and a private swim platform, allowing for direct access to the Arabian Gulf.
Speaking of infinity edged pools, the resort will be centered around a variety of them that lead down to the beachfront. The innovative design will use glass walls, cabanas and exterior landscaping.
The resort will also have multi-purpose function rooms, including a 5,600-square-foot ballroom with glass walls opening onto a landscaped beachfront terrace for social and business events.
Mandarin Oriental, Dubai will also have nine restaurants and bars including a signature pier-top restaurant with docking facilities (private yacht, anyone?). Other dining venues will include a poolside restaurant, two bars (with sunset pier!), lobby lounge and a signature Mandarin Oriental Cake Shop.