Lord Patten & H.E Khalid Bin Sulayem opens Layia Oak Hotel & Suites
Local dignitaries and media turn out for grand opening ceremony for new hotel
Layia Oak Hotel & Suites was officially opened this morning in a ceremony attended by Lord Chris Patten, Former Commander in Chief and Governor of Hong Kong; H.E Khalid Bin Sulayem, Director General, Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing, Dubai Government; Mohamed Abdalla Al Sari, Managing Director, Gulf General Investment Company (GGICO) and Daniel Hajjar, Chief Executive Officer, Layia Hospitality.
"Layia Hospitality represents the first investment into the hospitality industry for GGICO and we are thrilled by the results of our first property, Layia Oak Hotel & Suites. We have an experienced team on board and I am confident that Layia Oak will rise to become a popular lodging option with both business and leisure travelers," added Mohamed Abdalla Al Sari, Managing Director, GGICO.
The 14-storey iconic glass and steel structure will become a new landmark in hospitality in Dubai's bustling business district, conveniently located in the Tecom area (by the Greens), facing the Internet City and Media City, just 5 minutes away from Mall of the Emirates and Ibn Battuta Mall. 10 minutes away from the International Convention and Exhibition and Centre. Dubai International airport is 30 minutes away whilst the Jebel Ali Fee Zone and the new Al Maktoum International Airport are within a 15 minutes drive.
Combining comfort and high-end services, Layia Oak Hotel & Suites offers a total of 161 rooms and suites.
Each unit is designed as a self-contained unit, with LCD TV, cooker, microwave, washing/drying machine, fridge, and safe in each type of accommodation. All units are spacious, modern, tastefully and elegantly furnished. They are fully equipped up to the smallest detail including a premier quality of beds and high speed internet facilities throughout the property.
With a fully fitted kitchen in all units, guests can cater for themselves, or choose from one of three stylish dining outlets offering mouth watering dishes.
Three dining venues offer a wide choice of mouth watering specialties in cozy, tranquil and relaxing surroundings.
Petals all day dining restaurant, located on the ground level, is the main dining venue of the hotel. It showcases an extensive range of buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as offering an a la carte option. The cuisine is contemporary Middle Eastern with an international touch.
Vanilla café & lounge offers a comfortable lounge in the hotel's lobby offering coffee, tea, desserts and beverages. Vanilla is a great place to spend an afternoon with friends or to relax after dinner and enjoy chill out music.
For those preferring al fresco dining, the Waves Pool Lounge offers snacks and chilled drinks around the swimming pool.
Layia Oak Hotel & Suites is also perfectly appointed for the business traveller. Enjoying a prominent position in the heart of 'New Dubai', close to many of the Emirate's leading business parks, the hotel is the ideal location for corporate guests.
Meeting & Conferences facilities at Layia Oak Hotel & Suites provides guests with unsurpassed comfort and refined service.
Once business is completed, guests can relax by the pool, enjoy a Jacuzzi or work up a sweat in the 24-hour Powerzone Fitness Centre.
Launched in early 2008, Layia Hospitality is creating a world-class collection of four- and five-star hotels, and fully furnished apartments. Layia Hospitality is committed to delivering superior standards on all levels.
Three distinct brands will make up the Layia Hospitality portfolio: Layia Hotels, Living Courts and a three-star hotel brand that is soon to be announced. Layia Hotels contains three elements: Layia Hotels, Layia Hotel & Suites and Layia Serviced Villas.
About Layia Hospitality;
Layia Hospitality is the commercial name of Layia Hotels Management Company, a registered LLC with its headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company operates four distinct hospitality brands: Layia Hotels, Layia Hotels & Suites, Layia Serviced Villas and Living Courts, and aims to have a selection of four- and five-star properties located across the Middle East and Africa in the near future. For more information, visit www.layia.net
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