This marks a momentous occasion as Dorchester Collection's first opening in ten years. The Lana, a testament to their commitment to luxury and innovation, rises against the Dubai skyline. It promises an experience steeped in opulence, catering to the modern traveller while maintaining the quintessential essence that the Dorchester Collection is celebrated for. As a new era dawns for the prestigious hotel group, The Lana Dubai sets the stage for an indulgent narrative that guests are invited to partake in.

This architectural masterpiece, with its Tetris-style façade, seamlessly blends futuristic elegance with the timeless charm characteristic of the Dorchester brand. Upon arrival, the warmth and personability of the staff, epitomised by the doorman's engaging conversation, immediately set a tone of welcoming luxury.

The interior, a stark contrast to the modern exterior, envelops guests in a world of 'quiet luxury.' The design interplays deep reds and beige tones, crafting an atmosphere of understated opulence. The room itself, an expansive suite with awe-inspiring views of the Dubai canal and the Burj Khalifa, offers more than just a place to sleep; it's a retreat. The clou-like bed delivers unparalleled rest, while the marble bathroom adds a touch of sophistication. There's even a private cinema, should you wish to bring your gaze away from the view for longer than a few minutes.

Dining experiences during our stay primarily take place at Riviera by Jean Imbert, with restaurants Jara by Martín Berasategui and the Beverley Hills Hotel-inspired Veranda soon to open. The evening menu, featuring standout dishes like the fresh tuna tartare and the hearty côte de bœuf, showcases a blend of local and international flavours, expertly prepared and beautifully presented. Breakfast at Riviera features an extensive à la carte menu that includes everything from eggs any style to a selection of fresh pastries, setting the stage for a day of exploration or relaxation.

The High Society rooftop infinity pool is a highlight, offering not just a swimming experience but a sanctuary above the city. The pool's design, paired with the wraparound terrace, offers guests panoramic views of Dubai's skyline, making it an ideal spot for sunset viewings. The choice of premium cocktails and light bites ensures that every moment spent at the pool is imbued with an air of exclusivity and quality.

The Lana Dubai's emphasis on privacy and exclusivity is palpable throughout the hotel, from the seamless service encounters to the serene moments of solitude in the gym. This sense of seclusion, a hallmark of the Dorchester Collection, enriches the stay, making guests feel like they are in a world apart, despite being in the heart of Dubai.

Anticipation for future openings, such as the Middle East’s first Dior Spa, adds to the allure of The Lana. Spanning 4,305 square feet, the spa's design will be meticulously crafted to provide a serene escape from the bustling city below. With five individual treatment rooms, a double suite for couples and a dedicated beauty room, guests are set to immerse themselves into a world where Dior's philosophy of wellness and beauty converge.

The Lana Dubai encapsulates the essence of luxury, combining architectural innovation, culinary excellence and bespoke service. It stands as a testament to the Dorchester Collection's legacy of elegance and exclusivity, offering guests an unparalleled experience in one of the world's most vibrant cities.