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Metropolitan Hotel Dubai: Building on its legacy

December 21, 2016 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Experience the beginning of a new chapter in the legacy of The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, as the refined and vibrant 4-star property, re-opens its doors after a 3-and-a-half-year hiatus. The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai is excited to welcome its new neighborhood and its loyal customers who have been patiently waiting for the return of this much-loved hotel.

Situated in a new location, in the heart of the city, on Sheikh Zayed Road near Exit 41 (Al Thanya Street), the elevated Metropolitan Hotel Dubai still exudes the “home away from home” feel which is impeccably present the minute you walk into the property, with many familiar faces greeting and welcoming guests and the media who were among the first few invited to experience what the new hotel offers.

“Today, I have kept and fulfilled my promise of rebuilding the Metropolitan Hotel to continue its legacy,” said Khalaf Al Habtoor, Chairman, Al Habtoor Group. “The old Metropolitan had a very strong, loyal customer base. We look forward to welcoming them back at the new premises, where they will see the return of some of the best-loved outlets, and we look forward to welcoming new guests.”

The original Metropolitan Hotel, which was built in 1979, was demolished in May 2013 to make way for Al Habtoor City, an urban resort incorporating three hotels and luxury residential towers on The Dubai Water Canal. The demolition of the Metropolitan also saw the closure of The Red Lion English pub, one of the oldest English pubs in Dubai and Don Corleone Italian Restaurant, another popular destination for residents of Dubai. Both The Red Lion and Don Corleone have been revived and incorporated into the new hotel.

Sanjay Luthra, General Manager, Metropolitan Hotel, said, “The Metropolitan and some of its establishments are part of the history of Dubai. When we closed The Red Lion English pub many of our customers were upset because it had played a big part in their lives. With the revival of hotel it only seemed natural that the most-loved bars and restaurants made a comeback, with a modern twist.”

The hotel’s chic and modern look starting from the lobby with its high ceiling, tasteful chandeliers and glass windows will cater to a diverse clientele, such as the millennials, value conscious business traveller, leisure tourists, visiting friends and family, local nationals and GCC residents.

The hotel features 320 contemporary rooms including 18 suites and state of the art leisure facilities including a well-equipped gym, a rooftop swimming pool and a beautifully appointed spa. The elegant rooms feature modern amenities that are ideal for guests seeking contemporary comfort in the heart of the city.

Guests can choose from a selection of room types including Premium Rooms, Premium Plus for up to three people sharing, Family Rooms for up to four people, Junior Suites, Premium Suites, and Ambassador Suites.

In addition to The Red Lion and Don Corleone, The Metropolitan Dubai will also be home to other dining outlets including Al Safa, an all-day dining restaurant serving international cuisine, Al Sheif Lounge serving Arabic cuisine, and the Tropicana pool bar.

The Red Lion English pub has been re-built to look as similar as possible to the original premises, with the same layout and elements, offering the informal yet traditional pub atmosphere. The new pub will feature the original oak bar, which is now 33 years old.

The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai is the perfect place to host events in one of the region’s busiest cities. The beautifully appointed Al Shindagah Ballroom can accommodate up to 500 guests. In addition, there are five meeting rooms suitable for hosting corporate meetings, product launches, cocktail parties and gala dinners.

The hotel has developed its own rewards program, called Loyal, which guests can use throughout the Group’s hotels and outlets.

Al Habtoor said, “We have come a long way since 1979. We are proud to bring back the Metropolitan Hotel Dubai. The success of the hotel has helped shape our growth in the hospitality sector. As a Group, we have grown in unison with the economy of the UAE. We have 14 hotels around the world; seven in Dubai and seven internationally.”

Create new beginnings while reliving the good memories at The Metropolitan Hotel. Experience the most comfortable stay. Visit or contact the Metropolitan Hotel by calling +971 4 343 0000.

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