Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Hotel will be closed from May 2018 as it undergoes a significant renovation programme before reopening later in the year.
With work proceeding in instalments over the last two years, the final phase of the refurb will comprise 425 guest bedrooms and public spaces including sections of the beach, outdoor facilities, restaurants, dining outlets and lobby area.
Initial renovation work on the hotel was completed in 2017, covering 172 rooms and three suites, the Kids Club, beach and beachfront restaurants, with interior works scheduled to finish by October 2018.
Jumeirah Beach Hotel will stop booking guests during the renovation period with the restaurants taking an extended summer break. The hotel will reopen in October in time for the hotel’s 21st anniversary celebrations in December 2018.
Facilities that will remain open include Talise gym and café, certain parts of the beach, The Kids Club for Talise members, La Veranda restaurant for lunch, and Wild Wadi Waterpark.
Sven Wiedenhaupt, general manager of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, said: “We are very excited that Jumeirah Beach Hotel is to undergo such a significant transformation.
“The refurbishment project has taken careful planning and consideration, and although both our loyal guests who stay with us year after year and the Dubai community will miss visiting their favourite hotel and restaurants during its renovation, I can assure them that a brand new Jumeirah Beach Hotel experience is coming, that will be well worth the wait.”
Jumeirah Beach Hotel will offer alternative stays at the Madinat Jumeirah for those who have booked stays between May and October 2018.