Get ready to check in at Dubai’s freshest batch of hotels
From palatial resorts on man-made islands to designer label residencies, in Dubai, you’ll always find new hotels to explore. Here are some of the newest and most highly anticipated hotels to make Dubai their home.
St. Regis Hotel
Opened in November 2015, St. Regis is the latest addition to Dubai’s vibrant Downtown District. The integrated urban resort comprises rooftop pools, renowned restaurants and a spa—the interiors of which take inspiration from beaux-arts architecture of the original St. Regis in New York.
From world-class to wondrous, the W Hotel Al Habtoor City is truly one above the rest when it comes to pushing the boundaries in hospitality. Clean lines and cutting edge design provides the backdrop to spectacular service. The staff are as hip as the hotel and will go above and beyond to make your stay the best it can possibly be. Comfort takes the form of hi-tech conveniences – while reception takes the 30th floor – yes, reception is up high, so you can admire the panoramic views while you check in. Guests even get the inside track to the latest and coolest happening around the city with the ‘W Insider’ service. This is truly where trendsetters can feel at home.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa
The latest option for chic young travellers visiting Dubai is the Nikki Beach Resort & Spa. This exclusive enclave in the new locale of Pearl Jumeirah is a collection of ultra-deluxe villas, suites and residences right on the shoreline of the Arabian Gulf. The resort’s signature restaurant Satine offers fine dining with a view over the pool while more casual dining is on offer right on the beach. It’s the perfect place to splash out with a group of friends or your family.
Travellers looking for a hotel with a difference should check out the new Rove Downtown. With 420 rooms over 14 floors, this mid-scale hotel is all about design and value, boasting late 2pm check-outs, free WiFi and 24-hour gym. Situated between The Dubai Mall and DIFC, it’s ideal for both business and leisure, and features such as self-check in, luggage lockers and a 24-hour laundromat make life on the go as easy as possible.
Set just off of Dubai Creek, Palazzo Versace is the city’s newest fashion brand hotel. With a palatial entrance, high ceilings and landscaped gardens, the hotel adds a classical architectural masterpiece to the emirate’s otherwise modernist city scape. All furnishing and fabric in the rooms are, of course, impeccably crafted by the House of Versace. The hotel will be perfectly positioned to take advantage of the Dubai Canal when completed in 2017.
The much loved Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach has been joined by a sister property in the city, Four Seasons DIFC. The hotel is a prime choice for business and leisure travellers, who want close proximity to Downtown Dubai’s shopping, dining and must-see attractions.
Luxury and hospitality come to Business Bay in new German hotel, The Steigenberger. This five-star property features 365 guestrooms and suites, three exquisite dining options that serve authentic dishes, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre—all designed with the cosmopolitan traveller in mind.
Ibis Styles Dragon Mart Hotel
The Ibis Styles Hotel has been opened for the comfort of shoppers frequenting the adjacent Dragon Mart Mall. With 251 modern rooms and three international restaurants, this seven-story establishment is the ideal choice for those interested in a fuss-free stay in the city.
Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates
Location is the main draw in this second largest Hilton Garden Inn in the world. Mere minutes away from the Mall of the Emirates and well connected to all major leisure attractions in the city, it houses a 24-hour gym, pavilion pantry and meeting space making it perfect for combining business and pleasure.
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Jumeirah Al Naseem
For those who like the best of the beach and the city, the Jumeirah Al Naseem will soon occupy a prized location between the current Mina A’Salam hotel and the iconic Burj Al Arab. As an added bonus, it will connect to the wider Madinat Jumeirah resort area, enabling guests to use a vast array of facilities.
Adding to Palm Jumeirah’s list of high-end hotels, Dubai’s first Viceroy will open to guests in 2017. The panoramic Arabian Gulf views will be complemented by the innovative architectural design of the hotel itself.
Bulgari Resort & Residences
Perfectly in line with Dubai’s penchant for ultra-luxurious, stylish hotels is the upcoming Bulgari Hotel, set to launch in 2017. Situated on the seahorse-shaped Jumeirah Bay Island, this will be Bulgari’s fifth. The hotel will feature 100 rooms and suites in its main building, plus 20 hotel villas and a marina area.
Venu Blue waters Island Hotel
Another development planned for 2017 completion is Venu, a leisure concept from the Jumeirah Group. The property will be set on Bluewaters Island, an upcoming man-made island in the city that will feature a 300-room hotel, serviced apartments, plus retail and dining outlets. Moreover, the hotel will also be close to the island’s biggest attraction: Dubai-I, declared to be the largest Ferris wheel in the world.
Royal Atlantis Resort
Royal Atlantis Resort is set to take shape in 2017 next to Atlantis, The Palm resort on Palm Jumeirah. It will be one of the biggest in Dubai, with 800 guest rooms and suites, as well as 250 luxury residences. Among the host of planned amenities, is an infinity pool situated 90 meters above the ground, affording unparalleled views of the island.
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