Dubai gets first 5-star trackside hotel
Dubai, March 11, 2010
The Meydan, the world's first five-star trackside hotel, opened its doors recently in Dubai.
The luxury hotel forms a part of the Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, the new home to the world's richest horse racing event, the Dubai World Cup. This makes it Dubai's, and the world's, most distinctive hotel to combine horse racing and entertainment with superior hospitality and service, said a statement.
The Meydan offers 285 rooms and suites featuring equestrian themed motifs and modern luxury design finishes. 95 per cent of the rooms and suites include balconies with views of the racecourse.
'We are especially pleased to open The Meydan in time for this year's Dubai World Cup where a room at the The Meydan will naturally make this already special occasion a once in a lifetime experience,' said Abdin Nasralla, vice president Meydan Hotels and Hospitality Division.
The Meydan offers three gourmet dining outlets, including an international all-day dining restaurant, Steakhouse and Japanese resturant.
Other facilities include a wellness spa, gym, business centre, club lounge, conferencing and meeting facilities that will offer unique panoramic views of the racecourse.
Guests staying at The Meydan on its opening night were not only able to enjoy the thrill of an evening programme of racing events, but also experience from their balcony a live performance and concert by world-renowned artist Sting.
Noted singers Elton John and Santanna are billed to entertain guests and fans on March 27 following the running of the Dubai World Cup.-TradeArabia News Service