Sofitel opens flagship hotel on Palm Jumeirah
Dubai, November 18, 2013
Sofitel Luxury Hotels celebrated the inauguration of Sofitel The Palm Dubai as its flagship Dubai property at a ceremony recently.
More than 1,500 guests attended the exclusive soirée at the hotel, which is located on the east crescent of Palm Jumeirah. An array of local and international dignitaries and celebrities were in attendance along with Gregory Maliassas, senior vice president, Sofitel Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean and world renowned French botanist, Patrick Blanc, the inspirational creator behind the unique vertical gardens prevalent throughout the property.
Throughout the chic and elegant event, guests were treated to artistic and musical happenings, including Polynesian welcome dancers and surprise musical act Anggun, who hails from the islands of Indonesia.
Nestled within the tranquil groves of the Palm Jumeirah, the resort is encapsulated by a private 500 m stretch of beach, enabling guests to indulge in breathtaking sea views overlooking the shores of the East Crescent.
Totalling more than 100,000 sq m, Sofitel The Palm Dubai’s distinct French luxury offering is embraced by rich and iconic elements of Polynesian culture and civilisation.
“Sofitel The Palm Dubai is well set to cater to the UAE’s ever growing luxury leisure tourist market, as well as business travellers seeking refreshing locations beyond the mainstream downtown addresses,” said Maliassas. “The rare design elements conceptualised by Mirk Architecture and Patrick Blanc allow guests a total sense of escapism from the bustle of the city of Dubai.”
“We wanted to create an alternative to the standard resort-like hotels in the city and by combining traditional Sofitel hospitality with the Polynesian theme, and from the feedback we have received thus far, we feel we have fulfilled this aim,” said general manager Christophe Schnyder.
The hotel offers 361 guest rooms and suites, as well as 182 serviced residences, ideal for lengthier stays. It also boasts a multitude of food and beverage outlets, namely Studio du Chef, offering a modern take on traditional French cuisine; Porterhouse, the property’s signature steak restaurant; Manava, the all-day dining restaurant; Hong Loong, offering authentic Chinese cuisine; Moana, where delectable seafood is prepared with fresh local ingredients; and Maui Beach Bar and Restaurant allows guests to relax while enjoying the aromas and treats from the BBQ.
“Spread over three levels, 2LIV Nightclub provides party goers unparalleled views of the Arabian Gulf and the ultimate in nighttime fun,” said a statement.
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