DUBAI, October 28th 2020 – Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk,a sophisticated and chic address in the epicenter of luxury and the largest Sofitel property in the Middle East and Africa region, opens its doors. Beautifully merging modern French art de vivre and ancient Egyptian heritage with the essence and culture of the UAE, guests will step into timeless elegance and enjoy an unrivalled experience in the iconic Dubai Wafi destination.

“This is a very exciting opening for us in the region as, aside from it being the largest Sofitel property in the Middle East & Africa, it is also set to become a landmark in the city, showcasing exquisite service combined with an iconic design and architecture. Congratulations to the team of Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk, whom have worked tirelessly to ensure this opening is a success” mentioned Mark Willis, CEO Middle East & Africa at Accor. Also in attendance to celebrate the opening of this new flagship was Mr. Chris Cahill, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Hotel Operations at Accor, who symbolically gifted the Egyptian “key of life” to His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mana bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, officially opening the doors to Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk.

Ayman Gharib, Managing Director of Raffles Dubai & Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk commented “Inspired by the Luxor Obelisk located in Place de La Concorde in Paris, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk, is a testament to the Wafi Complex development and rounds up the lifestyle and entertainment destination that the founder, H.H. Sheikh Mana bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, envisioned it to be. The Wafi Group, since its establishment nearly four decades ago, has been setting trends and standards of excellence. Upholding its values and traditions and finding partners that echo the same, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk has partnered with three prominent F&B and spa partners; Daniel Boulud, Schilo van Coeverden and L’Occitane. This move will ensure that the hotel speaks to a diverse and distinguished audience.”

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