SH Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to open a Baccarat-brand hotel in Dubai in 2026.
Baccarat Hotel & Residences Dubai will be part of a new ultra-luxury, mixed-use development in downtown Dubai, facing the famed Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
Designed by architectural firm Studio Libeskind, the property’s twin tapering towers feature glass facades that reflect desert sand, sea and sun, and evoke the objets d’art for which the House of Baccarat is renowned.
“We are thrilled to be partners in the development of this extraordinary hotel and residences in one of the top travel destinations in the world,” said Barry Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group and chairman of SH Hotels & Resorts. “The Bacarrat brand celebrates the quality of light and where is the sun more spectacular than in the Middle East. Our artisans will work to create a spectacular property to take its place among the most revered in the world. We are excited for this project’s gleaming future.”
“Our debut in Dubai marks an exciting new stage in the evolution of the Bacarrat brand,” said SH Hotels & Resorts CEO Raul Leal. “We are creating a new identity in an already remarkable region, and we are sure the hotel will become a singular, unforgettable, luxurious experience in Dubai.”
Baccarat Hotel Dubai features 144 guestrooms, a third of them suites, along with 49 Baccarat-branded private residences, designed by the London-based design studio 1508. Food and beverage offerings include a formal dining room with indoor and outdoor seating, private dining rooms, a casual poolside bar, and a Grand Salon serving morning pastries, afternoon team, and a champagne and wine program into the evening.
The project will be managed by SH Hotels & Resorts affiliated and newly-established regional team in London, under the leadership of Robert Koren, who was recently appointed to senior vice-president and area managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Bacarrat Hotel Dubai will be owned and developed by Shamal Holding, a diversified investment firm that deals in the extraordinary.