Landmarks of opulence

The Residences, Dorchester Collection ... the interiors combine exquisite finishing, with unique features such as floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

Having recently added an eye-catching landmark to the Dubai horizon with the Opus by Zaha Hadid, innovative premium property developer Omniyat is gearing up to mark the completion of two other spectacular buildings – both of which will be exclusively managed by the renowned hospitality brand Dorchester Collection.

These include The Residences, Dorchester Collection, Dubai located in the epicentre of luxury, Downtown Dubai, and One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai, the first address on The Palm Jumeirah.

Commenting on the current status of the two projects, Peter Stephenson, Executive Director of Property Development, Omniyat, tells Gulf Construction: “The structure of The Residences, Dorchester Collection, Dubai has topped out and the façade is now nearing completion. The major plant and authority connections are complete and fit-out works are progressing well.”

The Residences, Dorchester Collection.

The Residences, Dorchester Collection.

“Meanwhile, One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai is at the stage of obtaining final authority permits and it is about to enter the handover phase.”

According to Stephenson, the two projects stand out for their individuality in offerings, innovative construction and bespoke design. The design of both properties is focused on value creation and end-user experience to deliver prime destinations for ultra-exclusive lifestyles.

“The two projects are totally different yet aligned in luxury, quality and attention to detail. Exclusively managed by Dorchester Collection, residents will receive the full bespoke lifestyle services associated with the brand, for a unique high-end living experience unlike any other in Dubai. Our ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) clientele will be able to experience every component of residential luxury as well as the very best of world-class hospitality. Bespoke lifestyle services provided by Dorchester Collection let our residents immerse themselves in a curated mix of boutique retails, fine-dining restaurants, beauty and luxury lifestyle shops, specialty cafes and gourmet providers,” he adds.


The Residences, Dorchester Collection ... concept to near completion (inset).

The Residences, Dorchester Collection ... concept to near completion (inset).

The Residences, Dorchester Collection

The AED2.5-billion ($680.6 million) Residences, Dorchester Collection, Dubai comprises a 225-key Dorchester hotel, and 39 residential apartments, supported by parking areas/retail facilities with a total built-up area of 1.3 million sq ft over a 150,000-sq-ft plot.

“This grand architectural structure, designed by award-winning architects Foster and Partners, boasts two spectacular interconnected towers, one housing the 10th iconic Dorchester Collection hotel and the other a residential tower for high society. The property perfectly captures the essence of chic metropolitan living and offers buyers from around the world an unequalled lifestyle experience through the 39 exclusive ultra-high-end residences in this 32-storey building,” Stephenson remarks.

The property will offer a comprehensive range of facilities including a fully-equipped gym with yoga studio, landscaped gardens, outdoor pool, members’ dining/function room with conference facilities and lounge, access to all hotel facilities and rooftop infinity pool with a spectacular view of Dubai and a 200-m-wide water frontage on the Dubai Water Canal.

The Residences, Dorchester Collection, Dubai also houses a curated selection of fine-dining restaurants, boutique retail and luxury lifestyle shops.

Elaborating on the interiors, he says: “At The Residences, Dorchester Collection, Dubai, Parisian interior designer Gilles & Boissier ensures residents step into their very own sanctuary of sophistication. The interiors combine exquisite finishing, intricate detail and a sumptuous material palette with unique features such as floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors, and expansive terraces, offering a seamless turnkey experience for buyers. Each residence embodies distinctive taste whilst maintaining the creative design concept of Gilles & Boissier. Residents also have the option of choosing their preferred colour scheme for the kitchens, bathrooms and flooring throughout their unit, adding their own personal touch.”

The kitchens are equipped with fridges and wine coolers made by Sub-Zero and cooking and cleaning appliances by Gaggenau. Each apartment also includes wide-screen televisions by Bang & Olufsen and home automation systems by Crestron.


One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection boasts 94 prestigious residences.

One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection boasts 94 prestigious residences.

One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection

One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai, which occupies a 150,000-sq-ft strategic plot on Palm Jumeirah, offers 94 high-end residential apartments and penthouses with parking areas/retail facilities adding up to a total built-up area of around 900,000 sq ft.

“One at Palm Jumeirah offers residents extensive amenities, lush gardens and a stunning beachfront location with panoramic sea views. It is the epitome of chic beachfront living. It boasts an enviable location of one of the world’s most incredible landmarks and matches its beauty in architecture and design. The layout provides generous outdoor living to the apartments with nearly a third enjoying private pools and double-height spaces,” Stephenson points out.

One at Palm Jumeirah will offer outstanding amenities which include an in-house spa with private treatment rooms, exclusive vitality pool, state-of-the-art indoor cinema, expansive zero-edge temperate-controlled outdoor pool and outdoor dining area, as well as a cutting-edge health, wellbeing and fitness space, business lounge with private meeting rooms, kids’ pool and private jetty.

With the interior design by London’s acclaimed interior design studio, Elicyon, and Japanese-born design firm, Super Potato, beachfront living has been brought to life in two creative expressions. The units designed by Elicyon evoke a timeless elegance, with classic detailing and rich materials that complement the property’s surroundings. Super Potato brings forth a raw and natural feel, celebrating the property’s location through the use of natural stone and woods, crafting a minimalist environment.

One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection... stunning beachfront location.

One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection... stunning beachfront location.

“At One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai, the interior design has been brought to life by some of the world’s most prestigious international interior designers. This 105-m residential landmark houses only 94 immaculate and prestigious residences with extensive views and the utmost privacy without compromising décor and style.

“The interiors and finishings are not the only reason why One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai, is becoming the epitome of luxury living; the exteriors are an artwork in themselves. Residents can enjoy over 55,000 sq ft of dedicated gardens and amenities of the highest calibre, including an unspoilt beachfront promenade accompanied by a private jetty and two restaurants.

“We continued this luxury experience for residents by appointing celebrity landscape architect Vladimir Djurovic to create pristine, lavish gardens that take centre stage to promote relaxation, comfort and well-being. One at Palm Jumeirah, Dorchester Collection, Dubai, also offers the ultimate serene experience with an expansive main pool, vitality pools and a 25-m lap pool that provides plenty of space, privacy and security to relax in,” he adds.

According to Stephenson, Omniyat aims to provide a bespoke, luxury lifestyle experience for buyers, which in turn comes from close partnerships with its carefully selected partners.

“Through our projects, we aim to offer buyers complete attention to detail, ultra-high-end luxury and exclusivity that is synonymous with Omniyat. Pioneers in our field, we were the first and only developer to bring the iconic brand, Dorchester Collection, to the region,” he concludes.