IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a franchise agreement for its second Vignette Collection hotel in Dubai in partnership with The Heart of Europe, the flagship project under Kleindienst Group.
Scheduled to open in January 2026, Marbella Resort Hotel, Vignette Collection The World Islands Dubai will be located in “The Heart of Europe”, a self-sustaining holiday destination spanning across six islands run by Kleindienst Group.
This project features a variety of opulent properties, including beachfront villas, premium hotels, an innovative underwater living experience, and an array of amenities such as climate-controlled streets and the coral institute.
Once completed, the Vignette property will offer 150 rooms overlooking the Arabian Gulf along the sea and the beach. True to the DNA’s brand, Marbella Resort Hotel, Vignette Collection The World Islands Dubai will feature a unique Andalusian-inspired design with contemporary architecture.
We are excited to partner with The Heart of Europe to bring the second Vignette Collection resort to Dubai, a testament to IHG’s commitment to delivering exceptional stays and experiences for our guests. Marbella Resort Hotel, Vignette Collection The World Islands Dubai will significantly reimagine luxury and set future regional hospitality benchmarks. We look forward to welcoming travellers worldwide upon the hotel’s opening in 2026.
Haitham Mattar, Managing Director – India, Middle East and Africa, IHG Hotels & Resorts
This collaboration aligns with our vision of creating a unique destination in one of the world’s most iconic cities, and true to our commitment to excellence, Marbella Resort Hotel, Vignette Collection The World Islands Dubai promises to offer guests a remarkable and distinctive stay, drawing inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of Dubai and presenting a perfect blend of luxury, innovation, and the beauty of the UAE.
Josef Kleindienst, Founder and Chairman of Kleindienst Group and The Heart of Europe