Dubai is home to some of the trendiest and most luxurious five-star hotels and W Dubai – The Palm is just another jewel to its crown. Celebrating the city’s landscape and the unending blue ocean, it is the first W Escape in the Middle East, set to be the most iconic destination in the city. With an illuminated façade featuring huge neon pink glow sticks and a pool deck, this is a party place that can even make Ibiza jealous. Add restaurants by world-famous chefs and you’re all set for round-the-clock celebrations.
W- The palm is located in the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah – the most innovative manmade island that has become a cradle for the culinary hotshots. You’ll find top restaurants by renowned chefs like Alain Ducasse, Yanick Alléno, Gordon Ramsay and Giorgio Locatelli within the three-mile stretch of the hotel. Palm Jumeirah is also a favourite for water sports and six miles of the promenade with endless opportunities for cycling, jogging and long walks. What’s more? Despite being remote, the hotel is only 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport and only 25 minutes from Downtown.
Style and Ambiance
The newly opened W Dubai is quite possibly the most Instagram-worthy hotel in the Middle East. It excels at the interiors where everything has been designed keeping aesthetics in mind. Whether it is the 640-piece glass installation in the main atrium that changes colour to the music or artistically placed sun-beds pods winding around the swimming pools, visitors will be in awe of its design aesthetic and the uninterrupted views. The walls of every room are clad in a rainbow mosaic of Orsoni tiles, the kind Gaudí used to decorate Sagrada Familia. The designers have kept in mind all the finer aspects and minute details while designing the hotel.
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Rooms and Suites
All 292 rooms & 58 suites have a partial or full view of the Arabian Gulf or Palm Jumeirah with W Signature Bed and the W MixBar. Some walls are covered with dark glass tiles sparkling like the disco balls and some are daubed with Arabic calligraphy graffiti artwork. All the convenience of home awaits you here including coffee maker and tea kettle, iPod docking station, sound system, rain showers, iron and ironing board and complimentary Wi-Fi. Within the suites, there are inviting spaces meant for entertaining with lounge areas and dining tables. Some of the rooms feature Jacuzzi and baths looking out to the ocean.
Amenities and Services
The Wet Deck is the focal point of the hotel, with beach-facing balconies overlooking the series of topaz pools populated by water beds and white cabanas called Wet Pods. Wet deck sets the stage for guests for what the day holds for them, whether it’s sunbathing on the private beach or detox by the pool. The gym looks vibrant and equipped with Life Fitness kit so that the workout never feels like work. It also has an outdoor terrace and hosts a number of classes. Away Spa offers soothing treatments with soft treatment beds and feathery duvets used to tuck in clients. It has a total of 11 treatment rooms with steam, sauna, experiential shower and hammam. Staff everywhere is friendly and familiar and always ready to assist.
Food and Drink
With six excellent dining options, W – The Palm is all about gastronomic adventures. Each of these restaurants is designed aesthetically with eclectic and individual styles. The Italian restaurant Torno Subito by renowned chef Massimo Bottura is inspired by the Italian Riviera during the ’60s taking its diners to a laidback luxurious place. Get a fresh start to the day with fresher and brighter breakfast assortments offered at the all-day diner Liv including a porridge station, a sorbet counter, flavoured kinds of butter and hot pot of mac n cheese.
Drinks and gourmet snacks are served on the Wet Deck and W Lounge. If you’re into Japanese cuisine, Akira Back is the place to dine where Japanese food with Korean accent is prepared from seasonal produce and fresh ingredients. Enjoy sundowners at the Miami and Latino-styled sunset and rooftop bar SoBe that brings out the alternative side of south beach.
W Dubai – The Palm is truly a luxurious escape that has set a benchmark for other five star properties in terms of sophisticated amenities and awe-inspiring experiences it offers. It is the perfect place for year-round summertime fun.