Luxury hotel brand Corinthia will open its first hotel in the Middle East, the Corinthia Meydan Beach Dubai, in 2020.

The contemporary beachfront hotel marks the beginning of ambitious expansion plans by the hotel group, and will feature the region’s first ESPALife Spa.

The flagship ESPALife Spa will be an impressive 5,000sq m (53,820sq ft), with a concept that offers a holistic approach to mind, body and spirit. This will be represented by an array of therapies where ancient practices and technological advances work in harmony. As well as luxurious treatments, the spa’s ethos encompasses mindfulness, fitness and nutrition, to provide a well-rounded service to enrich and uplift lives.

Working in partnership with Meydan Group, the 55-storey Corinthia Meydan Beach is situated within Dubai Marina, and will include 360 bedrooms.

American design professionals AE7 are designing the hotel to be a tribute to the region’s tradition of architectural grandeur and cultural traditions.

The existing Corinthia portfolio features the flagship Corinthia London, as well as Corinthia Hotels in Budapest, Malta, St Petersburg, Prague, Lisbon, Khartoum and Tripoli, each connected by a strong Corinthia philosophy. Inspired by its Mediterranean, family-run heritage, the brand aims to provide uplifting moments, unforgettable experiences and exquisite service. The brand plans four new landmark hotels by 2021.

“Corinthia Meydan Beach is an exciting addition to the region’s hospitality landscape, representing both a landmark milestone for us as a brand, and for Dubai,” said Matthew Dixon, Corinthia’s area managing director of the Middle East. “The energy, vision and quality of resources assembled for this project by Meydan means that this hotel is in the enviable position of offering the market something fresh and new; an interpretation of heritage, culture and service values that we feel have not yet been brought to the UAE. We are confident that this property will enhance the Corinthia brand in the region, brilliantly enhancing our existing portfolio.”