Caesars Entertainment Corporation is planning to bring two luxury hotels, a conference centre and a beach club to Bluewaters, a manmade island off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence.
Caesars Entertainment will operate the two luxury hotels on Bluewaters. The hotels are expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2018. The 178-key Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, will be the world’s second Caesars Palace. It will feature one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, a 630 square-metre spa and a health centre with views of Ain Dubai, as well as six restaurants. The property will also include an event hall, a meeting room and a business centre. Caesars will also operate the beach club and conference centre.
Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, the second hotel, will feature 301 rooms, two outdoor swimming pools, three restaurants, three meeting rooms equipped to provide business services, and an 850 square-metre event hall. Both hotels will offer direct access to a 450-metre private beach.
For Caesars Entertainment, Bluewaters will be the first project in its plan to expand into new markets through licensing and management arrangements.
His Excellency Abdulla Al Habbai, group chairman of Meraas, said: “Meraas is dedicated to implementing the vision of our wise leadership and consolidating Dubai’s status as a global tourist destination in line with the Dubai Tourism Vision 2020. We are creating unique experiences and leveraging strategic partnerships to showcase the best of what Dubai can offer to its visitors. The landmark arrangement with Caesars Entertainment, which aims to establish Bluewaters as a world-class tourist attraction with exclusive international entertainment opportunities, is a significant achievement for the emirate’s thriving hospitality and entertainment sectors.”
Caesars Entertainment is known globally for its diverse portfolio of offerings including its proven track record as trend-setter in the entertainment space. With global superstars signed to its roster of regular performers, Caesars Entertainment has become the third largest live entertainment promoter worldwide and its Planet Hollywood property in Las Vegas is home to the Zappos Theatre.
The collaboration is intended to provide new experiences that will allow visitors to enjoy dining and entertainment at the same time, thus enriching the offering that Meraas destinations extend to families and individuals in Dubai – comprising shopping, leisure, entertainment, hospitality, dining and cultural activities.
Mark Frissora, president and chief executive officer of Caesars Entertainment said: “Through our collaboration with Meraas, we anticipate Bluewaters Island will evolve into the region’s top hospitality, dining and entertainment destination. This project represents Caesars’ ability to focus on our strengths in hospitality as well as reinforce our commitment and capacity to establish brands in new global markets.”
Based in the United States, Caesars Entertainment is one of the world's largest and most popular entertainment and hospitality companies with eight decades of experience. Its diverse portfolio of offerings attracts more than 115 million guests worldwide, annually. The company operates 39,000 hotel rooms and suites, and more than 500 restaurants across properties in five countries – the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa and Egypt. The company’s loyalty programme has more than 55 million members.