Banyan Tree to operate Meydan hotel

Meydan have announced the appointment of Banyan Tree as operators for the horseracing city's hotel.

Meydan have announced the appointment of Banyan Tree as operators for the horseracing city's hotel. A leading developer, designer and operator of top-tier hotels, resorts, spas and galleries, Banyan Tree will manage a hotel complex and an all-pool villa resort.

Douglas Small, head of projects at Dubai Racing Club said that this announcement demonstrated the level of luxury the hotel was to reach. "It is a very exclusive organisation who only take on particular hotels." While specific details are yet to be finalised he added that the hotel should feature in the region of 300-400 rooms. The hotel will adjoin the main grandstand, with all suites having a direct unobstructed view of racetrack.

Meydan racecourse and Meydan City are being designed by leading Malaysian firm Teo A Khing (TAK) design consultants. Last month the first phase contract was awarded to a joint venture of Arabtec and Malaysian firm WCT Engineering worth $1.29 billion (AED 4.6 billion).

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