Caesars Entertainment Group will be launching two hotels on the human-made island Bluewaters in Dubai. This is part of their plans to increase their international footprint and to grow the company from being a gambling firm. The Las Vegas gaming operator will be working with the Meraas Holdings LLC company to manage the hotels.
As gambling in the United Arab Emirates is illegal, the two luxury hotels will not include any gambling facilities. Caesars plans to open the hotels for business in the last quarter of the year in 2018.
The Two Extravagant Dubai Hotels
The first hotel will be called Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai. It will be the flagship of the gaming company in Dubai using the name of the Main resort in Las Vegas. The hotel will feature 178 luxury rooms, a spa, an event center, a health center, six restaurants, two outdoor and one indoor swimming pools. Conference and meeting venues will also be included on the property.
Caesars Bluewaters Dubai will be the second property that they own on the island. This property will be bigger than the other one with 301 rooms. It will also feature two outdoor swimming pools, a private beach, an event hall, three meeting venues and food facilities.
This is not the first time that Caesars wanted to build non-gambling facilities. Back in 2011, they had made plans to build a hotel in Hainan, a province in China. However, the gaming operator fell on hard times and was experiencing financial problems and had to abandon their plans.
Caesars Entertainment Group has come on the verge of bankruptcy and is working to grow the company and increase their presence in the world. This project, should it follow through will get them in the right direction to reach their objectives.
Their Dubai plans are part of the Dubai Plan 2021, where the local government wants to improve the city’s experience and economy for the locals and international visitors.