MGM Hospitality, a wholly owned subsidiary of Las Vegas-based MGM Resorts International, has been chosen by wasl Hospitality and Leisure to advise on the development of a 26-acre beachfront resort destination in Dubai. MGM would also operate the resort once it's completed.
The resort would be MGM's first property in the Middle East.
wasl Hospitality currently has 14 operational hotels in the region, with a total number of 4354 luxury hotel rooms and 1314 serviced hotel-apartments and villas under the management of various operators. Among them are Le Meridien Dubai, Le Meridien Fairways, Westin Mina Seyahi and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi (managed by Starwood Hotels and Resorts), along with the Hyatt International Group’s Grand Hyatt Dubai, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Park Hyatt, Hyatt Regency Creek Heights, Hyatt Place Dubai and Hyatt Place Baniyas.
The company also operates a select portfolio of hotels under the Hilton International brand, including the Hilton Garden Inn Muraqqabat and Hilton Garden Inn Al Mina.
Dubai-based wasl Hospitality and Leisure, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, is one of the largest real estate development and management companies in the Emirate of Dubai.
The 26-acre prime beachfront development will feature an MGM Hotel, MGM Residences and a Bellagio Hotel.