Hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group announced that it has signed its first deal in the Middle East with Qatar-based Al Alfia Holding to develop a Dream Hotel in Doha, the state capital.
Dream Doha, which is being designed by Meyer Davis, will open in late 2019. The 325-room property will have nine dining and nightlife venues, and will be the first Middle Eastern development for the brand. Joining Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa and Dream Bangkok in Thailand, Dream Doha marks the third international property for the group.
Dream Hotel Group also announced $1.5 billion in new hotel development, including the Doha property and five other locations, all with independent hotel development partners. Future U.S. locations are set to include Nashville, Dallas, Palm Springs, and two new properties in New York in Times Square and Long Island City. In total, The Dream Hotels brand is on track to have five hotels operating in U.S. by early 2019.
The announcement comes on the heels of news that the David Rockwell-designed Dream Hollywood is slated to open this fall on the corner of Selma Avenue and North Cahuenga Boulevard. The hotel will comprise 179 guest rooms and suites, five dining and nightlife venues and an 11,000-square-foot rooftop. Developed by FC Development in partnership with Dream Hotel Group, the property is expected to open in September 2016.
Opening in mid-2018, Dream Nashville will be located in the center of the city’s historic downtown area and have 169 rooms. Designed by Meyer Davis, the peroperty is being developed by locally owned 4PANT, LLC, which is led by Royal Investments and City Development in partnership with Dream Hotel Group.
Also opening in the second half of 2018 is Dream Dallas, comprising 260-rooms, and Dream Palm Springs. The hotel will have 175 rooms and is being developed by Praetor Investments/Selene Developments.
The first of two planned New York openings for the group will be Dream Times Square, set to open during the second half of 2018 and designed by Meyer Davis. With 239 rooms, the property is located in a highly sought after entertainment destination and will be developed by SoHo Properties in partnership with Dream Hotel Group. Meanwhile, Dream Long Island City will be situated in Queens with 254 rooms, and is expected to open in 2019. The property is being developed by Barone Management.