Palm-style liv­ing

Fair­mont The Palm in Dubai of­fers ev­ery­thing you’d ex­pect from the a ho­tel branded with the lux­ury ho­tel’s name, as well as much more

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Aptly named af­ter the Palm Jumeirah, Fair­mont The Palm, Dubai, is the lat­est flag­ship for the lux­ury ho­tel com­pany. Opened in late 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 cen­tre, as well as a va­ri­ety of din­ing fa­cil­i­ties fea­tur­ing views of the Ara­bian Sea, a Fair­mont Gold prod­uct and a Wil­low Stream Spa.

The five-star prop­erty is a ven­ture of IFA Hotels & Re­sorts. Fair­mont The Palm, is one of four ma­jor projects de­vel­oped by IFA Hotels & Re­sorts (IFA HR) on the Palm Jumeirah, and it made head­lines in De­cem­ber 2010 as the first ho­tel con­struc­tion project in Dubai to se­cure mil­lions in for­eign fi­nanc­ing fol­low­ing the global eco­nomic cri­sis.

Renowned ar­chi­tec­ture firm DSA Ar­chi­tects In­ter­na­tional (DSA) was charged with the task of de­vel­op­ing the ho­tel. 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 to the restau­rants, which of­fer din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences in ex­quis­ite set­tings, and ex­tends to the gue­stroom suite with ex­tended bal­cony space over­look­ing the sea and nat­u­ral sky­line.

Con­tem­po­rary el­e­gance suf­fused with Ara­bic touches is re­flected through­out the dé­cor of the 381 gue­strooms and suites of the ho­tel. 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.

The ho­tel also of­fers Fair­mont Gold, is a com­pre­hen­sive life­style of­fer­ing, fea­tur­ing per­son­alised ser­vice with ameni­ties such as a pri­vate check-in area, an exclusive lounge and com­pli­men­tary high-speed and wire­less in­ter­net.

Span­ning over two floors, guests are pam­pered with per­son­alised at­ten­tion and seam­less ser­vice usu­ally re­served for the most elite bou­tique hotels around the world. The 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.

In terms of din­ing, there’s a novel din­ing avail­able. Seven restau­rants and lounges of­fer myr­iad 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. Be sure to visit Bã Lounge, a Chi­nese bar-lounge that of­fers exclusive culi­nary cre­ations and se­lected beverages, or else re­lax at Sea­grill on 25° Restau­rant & Lounge sets the scene for the per­fect sun­downer ex­pe­ri­ence, of­fer­ing a Mediter­ranean cui­sine, com­pris­ing of fresh grilled seafood. Mean­while, The Cigar Room rounds out the evening and pro­vides a respite in the com­fort of el­e­gantly chic sur­round­ings, high­lighted by a walk-in hu­mi­dor.

The ho­tel’s branded sig­na­ture spa con­cept - Wil­low Stream Spa - is based on the phi­los­o­phy of draw­ing on the en­ergy and essence of its cho­sen des­ti­na­tion. Cov­er­ing over 1,600 square me­tres with 13 treat­ment rooms, the holis­tic spa ex­pe­ri­ence show­cases 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 chil­dren’s ac­tiv­ity cen­tre.

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