By Dominic Ellis

Accor has opened its third Sofitel hotel in Dubai today, located in the shadow of Burj Khalifa, and close to Dubai Mall and the city’s financial district.

The 31-storey hotel is next to a 48-floor office and residence tower and, similar to the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, accessed from the back rather than the front, which overlooks Sheikh Zayed Road.

All 350 rooms feature spacious marble bathrooms, deluxe French amenities such as Lanvin and Hermes along with Sofitel’s MyBed – and all-feather bed and light duvet, free wifi and Nespresso coffee machine.

Accor intends to position the hotel as “an oasis of art” which will blend Victor Vasarel-inspired Op Art with Sofitel’s French culture.

General manager Klaus Assmann said it will offer distinguished luxury travellers “a piece of France in Dubai”. More info

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