What’s on has details of Dubai hotel’s refurbishing plans, soon to be rebranded as Al Manzil Downtown Dubai

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There’s something very cathartic about smashing walls and breaking furniture, and it’s even better when you don’t have to clean up the mess. That’s exactly what happened last night at Al Manzil’s demolition party.

The Emaar property invited guests to take a sledgehammer to its existing hotel rooms to kick-off its renovation plans.

The hotel is set to undergo major refurbishments over the next five months with new room and restaurant designs, a fresh new look for the popular outside courtyard as well as a complete renovation of the lobby.

Managed by Vida Hotels and Resorts, Al Manzil will become the arabesque boutique brand of Vida hotels equip with all the modern amenities but still holding that touch of Arabian class.

The hotel is closed from 1 July and is set to reopen in November 2014, rebranded as Manzil Downtown Dubai, Managed by Vida Hotels and Resorts.