Hospitality group sbe and World of Wonders Real Estate Development have announced the opening of SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences in the second quarter of this year.

Located in Downtown Dubai’s Burj Khalifa District, the 75-floor project will feature 254 hotel rooms, 321 hotel apartments and 371 branded residences.

Claimed to be one of the tallest in the city, the luxurious new hotel property will feature sbe’s signature culinary concepts Fi’lia, authentic Italian restaurant, and Carna by Dario Cecchini, a contemporary steakhouse.

The project, which is designed Dubai-based designer Paul Bishop, will also include S Bar, a mixology lounge in the lobby, as well as signature rooftop nightlife venue Privilege.

SLS Dubai’s rooftop will have two infinity pools, a day lounge and pool deck and offer 360-view of the city’s twinkling lights.

The new hotel will also include Ciel Spa on the 69th floor with seven treatment rooms, steam rooms, experience showers, plunge pools, a salon and gym.

sbe chief operating officer Chadi Farhat said: “We are excited to open our first SLS hotel in the Middle East in collaboration with Mehmet Nazif Gunal, Founder and Chairman of World of Wonders Real Estate Development, and his incredible team.

“We are excited to open our doors to Dubai’s diverse travellers and residents, welcoming them with the signature SLS style of luxury, hospitality and comfort.

“Naturally as a major destination for global travellers, Dubai was the ideal location for our next SLS hotel. Home to over six of sbe’s signature culinary and nightlife experiences, SLS Dubai will be the ultimate lifestyle destination in Dubai.”

sbe subsidiary Dakota Development provided the original concept development and design management services for SLS Dubai.