Aman's new Dubai hotel set to be the most luxurious - and costly

The luxury hospitality industry continues to push boundaries, with five-star operators unveiling ever more opulent properties catering to wealthy clientele. Aman Resorts, a renowned chain known for discreet yet lavish resorts, appears poised to raise the bar for extravagance with their upcoming Dubai venture. 

In an exclusive interview, Aman’s CEO Vlad Doronin revealed plans for a new urban resort in the city’s Palm Jumeirah area boasting the highest room rates seen yet in Dubai. Nightly prices are projected to start from a staggering $4,000 per room, far surpassing any current competitors. 

For context, even the presidential suites at the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel max out around $3,000 per night on average. So demand for accommodations at Aman’s forthcoming property must be exceptionally strong to justify rates over 30% higher. Clearly they are aiming to redefine ultra-high-end hospitality for the region’s moneyed clientele.

From a business perspective, such ambition carries substantial financial risks if rooms cannot consistently fill at the targeted prices. However, Aman is no stranger to the exclusive luxury market and has proven adept at attracting deep-pocketed regulars to their exclusive global portfolio of resorts. Their brand power and track record should give them confidence in achieving the necessary occupancy levels. 

Of course, offering unprecedented room rates requires delivering an unparalleled on-property experience. Doronin assured the development will feature “unmatched amenities and facilities” befitting its landmark status. Presumably this involves lavish suites, exceptional dining, world-class spa facilities, and bespoke services usually reserved for royalty.

Considering Aman resorts are renowned for discreet yet indulgent touches, imagine the opulence on offer to justify $4,000 nightly room fees. Catering solely to the global one percent, costs will be no object in delivering absolute indulgence and privacy. 

While financial details were not disclosed, the scale of investment must dwarf Aman’s other ventures. Developing in Dubai also brings high construction expenses versus less urban locations. Shareholders will expect strong returns to offset the colossal upfront costs. 

If Aman can fill its rooms with patrons willing to spend small fortunes, profits should flow freely. Between exclusive bachelorette weekends, luxury family getaways, and corporate retreats, demand from big-spending clientele appears limitless.

Only time will tell if Aman’s high-stakes Dubai gamble to redefine luxury hospitality pays off. But for now, the promise of unprecedented extravagance in a market thirsty for excess leaves financial prospects looking brighter than a desert sunrise.