Dubai, January 03, 2013
Aptly named after the iconic Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man made island shaped in the form of a palm tree, Fairmont The Palm, Dubai is the soon-to-be flagship for global luxury hotel company – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. Opening in 2012, this property features 381 guestrooms and suites, including two presidential suites, 3,000 square metres of meeting space, outdoor leisure facilities with a beach restaurant and a private beach club, a pool complex and Children's Activity Center, as well as a variety of dining facilities featuring sea, garden or pool views, a Fairmont Gold product and a Willow Stream Spa.
- 381 guest rooms and suites
- 3,000 square metres of meeting space
- 8 meeting rooms
- 7 dining and entertainment venues
- The hotel opened December 2012
- Martin van Kan, General Manager
Fairmont The Palm, Dubai
P.O. Box 72413
United Arab Emirates
Managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, this 5 star property is a venture of IFA Hotels & Resorts, an international leader in the development of premier integrated and mixed-use hotel and tourism resort projects and luxury leisure services. Fairmont The Palm, is one of four major projects being developed by IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFA HR) on the Palm Jumeirah, and made headlines in December 2010 as the first hotel construction project in Dubai to secure millions in foreign financing following the global economic crisis.
Architecture and Design
Renowned architecture firm DSA Architects International (DSA) was charged with the task of developing a landmark destination on the Palm Jumeirah that would match the prestige and the prominence of the world’s largest manufactured island. This was achieved through a contemporary design brushed with Arabic influences, incorporating the natural elements of sand and sea, given the colour palate of beige, ecru, tan and light hues and natural building materials of granite and marble.
The journey begins at the moment of arrival in the lobby, as guests experience unfettered views of the Arabian Gulf through a ceiling high window. This progression continues with through to the restaurants which all offer unique dining experiences in exquisite settings. In Bā Restaurant & Lounge, cloud shaped designs, which represent luck, are repeated in a pattern across the ceiling, reflecting the well known Chinese cultural symbol for never ending fortune. This cohesion also extends to the guestroom suite product, with extended balcony space overlooking the sea and natural skyline.
Flanked by two residential towers, Fairmont The Palm, Dubai is ideally located on the Palm Jumeirah for guests seeking short distance leisure activities, dining and exploration in and around the neighbourhood. The hotel is also minutes away from the Dubai Marina, lauded for its café style restaurants and al fresco dining alongside the Jumeirah Walk and public beach, as well asthe world-renowned Ski Dubai - the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort and snow park, in the Mall of Emirates. A short distance away is some of the city’s best shopping with the Dubai Mall, featuring over 1000 shops, an aquarium and underwater zoo, ice rink, and an indoor theme park. Lastly, at over 828 metres, guests can experience the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building with the ‘At the Top’ observation deck offering unparalleled views of the city.
Dining and Entertainment
Offering a novel dining portfolio for guests and residents on the Palm Jumeirah, and truly embracing its place in the Palm ‘neighbourhood’, seven restaurants and lounges offer a myriad of dining options from the bustle of the international restaurant, Flow Kitchen, with a dedicated juice bar and chef’s table, to one of the city’s authentic Brazilian restaurants, Frevo, incorporating the Churrasco method of grilling. Opening in 2013, a pan Chinese restaurant, Bā, provides a full spectrum of regional cuisines including the bold flavours and pungency of Szechuan, the staggering use of seafood in Shandong, seasonal ingredients of Jiangsu cuisine, and well balanced Cantonese dishes of Hong Kong and Guangdong. Seagrill on 25° Restaurant & Lounge offers a large outdoor dining area by the beach for à la minutewok table side cooking for additional authenticity, while The Cigar Room rounds out the evening and provides a respite in the comfort of elegantly chic surroundings, highlighted by a walk-in humidor.
Fairmont Rooms and Suites
Contemporary elegance suffused with Arabic touches is reflected throughout the décor of the 381 guestroom and suites of the Fairmont The Palm. An ideal feature for families and friends, is the option of connecting guestrooms for added exclusivity with an additional exterior door and foyer area. Moreover, many of the guestrooms are equipped with a spacious outdoor balcony overlooking the Dubai Marina and Arabian Sea and are perfect for a leisurely breakfast or an intimate dinner.
Representing hospitality excellence on the Palm Jumeirah, Fairmont Gold, opening in January 2013, is a comprehensive lifestyle offering featuring warm and personalized service with amenities such as a private check-in area, an exclusive lounge and complimentary high-speed and wireless internet to meet the needs of the most discerning guest.
Spanning over two floors, guests are pampered with personalized attention and seamless service that is only found in the most elite boutique hotels around the world. This unique offering is highlighted by 70 guestrooms that offer sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai Marina. One of the largest ‘club’ lounges available in the city, the Fairmont Gold lounge provides a lush residential feel with plush seating areas and full culinary arrangements for complimentary daily breakfast buffet, and evening hors d’ouvres and drinks.
Fairmont The Palm features a meeting facility covering over 3,000square metres that can host a range of events from corporate meetings, press conferences, incentive and team building activities, to outdoor receptions, weddings, and bespoke social events.
Eight versatile rooms all flooded with natural light, include a ballroom that can accommodate upwards to 400 guests and an outdoor venue space that offers a resplendent setting to enjoy spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf, come complete with comprehensive audio visual technology and a range of banqueting options to suit meeting planners’ needs.
Spa and Leisure
Fairmont’s branded signature spa concept - Willow Stream Spa - is based on the philosophy of drawing on the energy and essence of its chosen destination. Opening in February 2013 and covering over 1,600 square metres with 13 treatment rooms, this holistic spa experience will showcase a wide range of treatments and wellness methodologies. Moreover, the spa and leisure offerings also include health and fitness recreational facilities, four outdoor swimming pools, a private beach and a comprehensive Children’s Activity Centre offering appropriate programmes based on age groups, opening in January 2013.
ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, which will arrive in destinations as diverse as Jaipur, Kyiv and Manila in 2012, is a celebrated collection of more than 60 luxury properties around the globe, including Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel, The Plaza in New York, and Makkah Clock Royal Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The luxury brand's distinctive hotels offer a sense of heritage and sophistication, warm, engaging service and culturally rich experiences. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also recognized internationally for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. Fairmont is owned by FRHI Holdings Limited, a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel branded luxury private residences club, whole-ownership residences and serviced residences properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1-800-441-1414 or visit fairmont.com.
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