(CNN) — Dubai’s hotels are among the most luxurious and extravagant in the world. But there’s one that’s about to set itself apart from all others in the Emirate.
Designed by Zaha Hadid, The Opus, will house the first “ME by Melia” hotel in Dubai
The Opus will house a variety of residences and a design hotel operated by hotelier group ME by Melia Hotels International
Nicknamed the “Queen of the Curve,” Zaha Hadid transformed skylines around the world with her bold, fluid designs, including London’s Olympic aquatics center and the Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan.
The developer, Omniyat, is forging ahead towards the opening of the The Opus.
“The design conveys the remarkably inventive quality of ZHA’s work; expressing a sculptural sensibility that reinvents the balance between solid and void, opaque and transparent, interior and exterior,” says Mahdi Amjad, Omniyat executive chairman and CEO.
Zaha Hadid’s ‘carved’ Opus
The interior designs for the hotel were also personally overseen by Hadid. “You always expect to be surprised by ZHA’s designs, but the Opus for ‘ME by Melia’ Dubai goes beyond what we could ever have anticipated,” said Gabriel Escarrer, Vice Chairman and CEO, Melia Hotels International.
There is no word yet on exactly when it will welcome its first guests.
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