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A new vision of modern luxury: The Dubai EDITION hotel

The new Dubai EDITION hotel, located in the city’s Downtown district, heralds a new generation of modern luxury and pays homage to Dubai’s passion to create something entirely new. Situated a stone’s throw from the city’s world-class retail flagships, commercial district and its flourishing art, design and culture hubs, the Dubai EDITION is the brand’s latest addition in the Middle East following the success of its launch in Abu Dhabi. Welcoming guests since November 2021, The Dubai EDITION with its own unique and original identity, embodies its sense of place at the centre of a thriving international gateway city that is steered by pioneering spirit and innovation while anchored in its rich culture. Designed in partnership with LW Design, the result is an elegant, vibrant, urban hub that undeniably encapsulates the essence of this inspired city and sets the bar for luxury of the future. The Dubai EDITION brings a new bespoke, boutique experience with the acute attention to detail and finesse that the EDITION brand is known for. From the outside, The Dubai EDITION stands tall within the Downtown district surrounded by world-famous attractions and landmarks. The green-filled entrance to the hotel is populated with bold terracotta pots transporting guests from the hustle and bustle to an oasis of calm. The clever landscaping continues throughout the hotel into the lobby, outdoor spaces and terraces, shaping intimate venues complete with lights beautifully woven through the gardens to create a playful dance at night. As with all EDITION hotels, the lobby is a dynamic, social space that subtly reveals a sense of place and sense of time. In this soaring public space, the 50-foot-high domed ceiling is reminiscent of Italian architectural structures. Dark woods, neutral tones, soft textures and warm lighting glide through the lobby lounge, with custom made furniture placed in intimate seating groups. This considered and intentional space is tranquil, comfortable, and effortless. A grand three-tiered crystal chandelier adds drama and decadence to this modern gathering place to see and be seen. The cohesive design language flows seamlessly throughout the hotel and continues into the 275 guestrooms, including 41 suites and vast Penthouse. Accessible from the lobby, the ground floor is home to Duomo, the theatrical Italian restaurant serving modern interpretations of the traditional cuisine. Tucked away in the lobby, Leon is a cosy speakeasy-style bar serving original custom cocktails and flavours from around the world. On the first floor, Jolie is a lively venue serving exquisite French cuisine inspired by Mediterranean coastal flavours. By day, guests at Thia Sky Lounge can relax soaking up the sun and jaw-dropping views of the Burj Khalifa. Large chaise lounges and private cabanas frame the beautifully landscaped pool that sits flush atop a deck with teak wood furniture and terracotta potted plants. In the evening, Thia Sky Lounge is a cosmopolitan attraction and an idyllic spot for sundowners and fresh light bites. The Dubai EDITION offers modern event and meeting facilities including three flexible meeting rooms, an event space poised to host the cities latest happenings, and a ballroom with pre-function space. The hotel’s large 24-hour gym is light and airy, and fully equipped with Technogym equipment. The hotel will also feature an intimate spa with three treatment rooms.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. This is another opening which will continue to push standards in Dubai. It’s a place where hotels and restaurants can’t get away with an off day. All their guests have such high expectations.

  2. Great views from the rooms. That’s something you don’t always get in Dubai as there’s often another skyscraper being built in your eyeline.

  3. It’s an interesting headline: “A new vision of luxury.” After being shut for long periods, many hotel brands seem to be questioning their identity. As we were locked away in rectangular rooms for weeks on, I think that it has made many a hotel designer rethink what we want from a hotel.

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