GDN ONLINE – UK-based Bespoke Hotels has unveiled plans to expand its operation in the Middle East and Africa with the opening of a new Dubai office, a report said.
According to Travel Mole, The British hotel management group will also develop a 103-room five-star resort on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah next year as part of a joint venture with Dubai-based IFA Hotels and Resorts.
The group, founded in 2000, is looking to grow its Bespoke brand to around 500 properties in the next five years, with plans to introduce its sister brand, Gotham, in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and further afield.
Gotham is a ‘theatrical’ brand based on an Art Deco theme, where staff are known as ‘cast members’ and dress in a glamorous Twenties America style.
Currently there is one Gotham hotel in Manchester, which opened in April, but the group is targeting other key UK cities and international locations including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Dubai, New York, and high end Mediterranean resorts such as Mykanos and Ibiza.
Talks are also underway for properties in the Caribbean, namely in Antigua and St Lucia.