Banyan Tree replaces Caesars Palace on Dubai’s Bluewaters

Caesars Palace Dubai will be reflagged as Banyan Tree Dubai after a thorough refurb programme

Ennismore and Banyan Tree Group, two global leaders in hospitality and part of the Accor Group, have signed a landmark deal with Dubai Holding, a diversified global investment company with an extensive portfolio of AED130 billion worth of assets, to introduce a unique luxury lifestyle experience in Dubai.

The multi-staged project on Bluewaters will welcome new brands to Dubai, starting with the opening of Banyan Tree Dubai in November 2023.

Banyan Tree Dubai will replace the existing Caesars Palace Dubai and following a phased stage of brand-related upscaling improvements, the repositioned resort will feature 179 rooms, including 30 suites and a brand-new four-bedroom villa with its own private entrance, pool and beach.


Banyan Tree Dubai will feature 179 rooms, including 30 suites and a brand-new four-bedroom villa 


A key focal point of the resort will be its wellness offering with the signature Banyan Tree Spa featuring its own reception, relaxation area, gym, indoor and outdoor yoga spaces, dedicated F&B space, private mini rainforests, hydrotherapy pools and treatment rooms.

The resort will have five restaurants and bars, each carefully curated through a collaboration between Ennismore’s in-house F&B concept studio, Carte Blanched, and Banyan Tree Group, to offer guests a diverse culinary experience.

Banyan Tree Dubai will also include 96 private residences comprising one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units with a dedicated lobby, outdoor swimming pool and access to the hotel’s facilities.

As part of a long-term strategic partnership agreement between Accor and Banyan Tree Group signed in 2016, Banyan Tree Dubai will be co-operated by Banyan Tree Group and Ennismore, following a similar operational model applied in Banyan Tree La Cigale Doha, Qatar and Banyan Tree AlUla, Saudi Arabia.

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Accor, said: “We are thrilled to be at the beginning of a promising development partnership between Accor and Dubai Holding, and the announcement of the opening of a stunning Banyan Tree Dubai on Bluewaters is the first of many projects involving our brands in the pipeline to further develop and grow our presence in Dubai and globally.”