Caesars Entertainment has teamed up with Meraas to bring Caesar’s Palace to Bluewaters Island off the coast of Dubai.
The collaboration between Meraas and Caesar’s Entertainment will see the construction of two luxury hotels, a conference centre and a beach club at Bluewaters, the mixed-use family destination on a man-made island off the coast of Dubai Marina.
The hotels are expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2018. The first will be the 178-key Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, only the second Caesars Palace in the world. It will feature one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, a 630sqm spa and a health centre with stunning views of Ain Dubai, as well as six restaurants.
The property will also include a dedicated event hall, a well-appointed meeting room and a business centre. It will also offer conference services and facilities.
Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, the second hotel, will feature 301 rooms, two outdoor swimming pools, three restaurants, three meeting rooms equipped to provide business services, and an 850sqm event hall.
Both hotels will have an array of excellent amenities and services and offer direct access to a 450m private beach. Caesars will also operate the beach club and conference centre.
For Caesars, Bluewaters will be the first project in its plan to expand into new markets through licensing and management arrangements.
Mark Frissora, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment, said: “Through our collaboration with Meraas, we anticipate Bluewaters Island will evolve into the region’s top hospitality, dining and entertainment destination.
“This project represents Caesars’ ability to focus on our strengths in hospitality as well as reinforce our commitment and capacity to establish brands in new global markets.”
Bluewaters Island will feature entertainment, hospitality, residential, and retail zones, and is forecast to attract more than three million visitors annually. A prominent feature of the development is the Ain Dubai observation wheel that will stand 210m tall when complete.