The hotel in Business Bay was first announced back in 2016, and now its opening date is looking to be later this year. At the time, the CEO of Paramount Hotels & Resorts told Time Out Dubai that the hotel is going to be “for the creative, by the creatives”. What exactly does that mean? Well, it means you can expect a suite dedicated to iconic 1970s mafia movie The Godfather – as well suites themed around other classic movies from Paramount Pictures.
The hotel will be home to more than 800 different rooms and suites – categorised in the “Studio, Scene and Stage Guest Rooms”. Hotel staff will be called “cast members” and the general manager will be the hotel’s “director”, so we’re expecting the hotel’s movie-themed hook to never relent. In fact, every floor of the 69-storey tower will include behind-the-scenes, never-before-seen photography from classic Paramount movies.
As well as dedicated Paramount screening rooms with a capacity of 140, there’s also going to be a pool deck, a spa and gym, co-working suites and a number of different food and beverage options.
More information on the dining options will be available soon, but of what we do know: Pacific Groove will be a “Californian raw bar and grill”, The Cheat is a dedicated chocolate lab, The Craft Table is an artisanal café and bakery, The Stage is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, and there’ll also be two pool bars – Malibu Deck and Chill.
Finally, there’s the Speakeasy Bar & Lounge, which has been described as having a “probable” ban on smartphones (as described to us back in 2016), so “people there can genuinely relax”. We’d consider that pretty ideal, as far as chilled-out speakeasies go. In total, there’ll be 12 different food and beverage outlets, including the two catered screening rooms.
In addition to the hotel, we also know there are going to be nearly 1,200 serviced apartments and residences, so you can really live the movie lifestyle.
Get your popcorn ready, this is going to be a big release.
Opening late 2019.