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The Opus Dubai to be first ‘ME by Melia’ hotel in Middle East

Omniyat and Zaha Hadid Architects announce the The Opus Dubai will be the location of the first ‘ME by Melia’in the Middle East. 

Located in Burj Khalifa district, The Opus features signature interiors by Zaha Hadid Architects restaurants and entertainment venues. The limited number of serviced apartments will include four penthouses with private roof terraces.

The project marks the first ‘ME by Melia’ hotel in the Middle East. Operated by Melia Hotels International, one of the world’s leading hotel companies with more than 350 hotels in 39 countries, ME by Melia is spans the world’s cultural capitals with its progressive mix of design-driven and experience-centric approaches.

CEO and Vice Chairman of Meliá Hotels International, Gabriel Escarrer said “We have been searching for the next city for the ME brand to locate in and found it in this remarkable project in Dubai. It is a fascinating, exciting city that meets the high standards that ME by Meliá offers guests. Zaha Hadid’s masterpiece has exceeded our expectations; we are grateful to Omniyat for developing this ambitious project, and for trusting Meliá Hotels International as their key partner.”

“Omniyat is thrilled to unveil this ambitious project,” said Mahdi Amjad, Omniyat's Executive Chairman and CEO. “Inspired by Omniyat and designed by legendary architect Zaha Hadid, The Opus will stand out as one of the most striking landmarks on the Dubai skyline. The 95 metre high Opus is a masterwork of design and Brookfield Multiplex has already completed 30percent of the construction.”

The Opus is designed as a series of separate towers that take the form of a united, singular whole – a cube. The cube is then carved to create the void that should be considered as an important volume within the building in its own right; it is free-formed and fluid, contrasting with the orthogonal edges of the cube, and serves as an integral element of the unified ensemble.