Sofitel plans flagship resort in Dubai
Dubai, April 29, 2013
Sofitel Luxury Hotels will open its sophisticated Polynesian themed resort, Sofitel The Palm Dubai this upcoming summer.
Located on Palm Jumeirah, the hotel features 361 island chic inspired guest rooms and suites, as well as 182 fully serviced apartments.
Nestled within the tranquil groves of the Palm Jumeirah, the resort is encapsulated by a private 500m stretch of pearlescent beach, enabling guests to indulge in breathtaking sea views overlooking the shores of the East Crescent.
Trumping a total of 100,000 sq m, Sofitel The Palm Dubai’s distinct French luxury offering is embraced by rich and iconic elements of Polynesian culture and civilization, a statement said.
With an abundance of stunning organic architecture and lush vertical gardens created by the renowned botanist Patrick Blanc, the resort reflects a timeless spirit and tropical allure, it added.
“The new Sofitel The Palm Dubai epitomizes understated luxury combined with the utmost comfort,” said Christophe Schnyder, General Manager of the hotel.
“As our portfolio continues to grow across the world, we strive to meet the sophisticated needs of today’s versatile travellers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. I am confident that this spectacular resort will attract both global and regional discerning travelers and groups.”
The hotel’s rooms showcase onyx laden bathroom features, deluxe French amenities such as Lanvin and Hermes along with Sofitel’s MyBed concept – an all-feather bed and extra light down duvet, and private balconies.
Guests can treat themselves to either the chic Luxury room, Junior Suite, Prestige Suite, Beach Suite, Opera Suite, the magnificent Beach Villa with rooftop terrace and pool, or the Palm Suite for the ultimate experience offering four bedrooms, top floor location and own signature terrace.
The Sofitel The Palm Dubai includes Manava, an all-day dining adorned with Paul Gauguin and Charles Rennie Mackintosh masterpieces, Moana, a contemporary seafood restaurant with a Polynesian façade including a sushi counter and a ceviche bar.
Studio du Chef, showcases modern French cuisine with a focus on cheese and wine, offering weekly cheese and wine pairing. For a more intimate affair, Studio du Chef provides a bespoke experience with a private kitchen, catering to up to six guests.
The hotel’s signature steakhouse is Porterhouse restaurant & bar; Hong Loong is a gallery of art offering Chinese cuisine, authentic tea rituals in a stunning Asian décor.
The 2LIV Nightclub offers pure fun on three levels with a terrace, a high-energy dance club and a mezzanine level.
Conference, meetings, incentives, events and weddings are available at the hotel. Meeting planners, state of the art audio-visual equipment and meeting facilities, include a Ballroom encompassing the rich heritage of Polynesian design with its carved wood ceilings reminiscent of traditional “pirogues” (the Polynesian flat-bottomed boats), catering for up to 700 guests.
Sofitel’s state-of-the-art 2,500 sq m So Spa, encompasses 28 graceful spa rooms, providing traditional Tahitian spa treatments and So Fit, Sofitel fitness concept provides guests with top of the range “Technogym” equipment including cardio machines with LCD screen. – TradeArabia News Service
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