MUST-SEE: THE NEW RIXOS HOTEL IN JBR
Move over glass houses, JBR will soon have a crystal hotel – the glittering Rixos Premium JBR’s architecture is inspired by the structure of crystals. The 34-storey beach hotel is the third property by the Turkish Rixos hotel chain in the UAE, and will overlook the Ain Dubai – the colossal Ferris wheel that’s under construction off the JBR coast.
While the sights outside the hotel are still taking shape, the hotel’s 443 rooms and eight F&B concepts are also preparing to open for business – there’s Turquoise, an all-day dining restaurant; Luigia’s, an Italian fine-dining restaurant; the second Lock Stock & Barrel (the first bar is in Barsha Heights), American steakhouse STK and a second location for burger and milkshake emporium Black Tap.
Azure Beach is the hotel’s Mediterranean beach club, with a lounge area, infinity pool with private island beds, a beach and a kids’ club. Two more Rixos properties in Abu Dhabi will join the existing trio of hotels by 2018. Visit rixos.com