Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai will open its doors to guests this week. The Palace lies on the West Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, the world’s largest man-made island and archipelago.
Inspired by the palaces of 18th-century Europe, guests can expect discreet service, refined dining and artfully curated experiences catering to the privileged few, setting a new precedent in a city synonymous with pioneering hospitality.
“We are all very proud, celebrating the opening of Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai as part of our growing portfolio of iconic and luxurious hotels in the Middle East & Africa region. This beachfront, palatial resort property confirms our commitment to serving to the top segment of a growing luxury hospitality market. We remain committed to the vision of Dubai as one of the most innovative tourism destinations in the Middle East,” said Henk Meyknecht, Chief Operating Officer – Middle East & Africa Kempinski Hotels.
Flanked by a 500-metre private white-sand beach, the Palace is a regal landmark, offering 391 luxurious rooms, suites and villas. During their stay, guests will have remarkable facilities at their disposal, with eight exquisite restaurants and bars, including: miX by Alain Ducasse, the first restaurant in the United Arab Emirates for the three Michelin-starred chef; a 3,000-square-metre Cinq Mondes spa; cutting-edge wellness centre and yoga studio; kids’ and teens’ club; and the largest private cinema on Palm Jumeirah.
Inspired by European palaces of the past, the building has been conceived to stay faithful to neoclassical architecture and design with perfect proportion and symmetry evident throughout. These characteristics are captured in the five striking Palladian domes that form the distinct silhouette of the property, and in the eight marble columns in the grand atrium, intricately pieced together using the finest pink Portuguese marble, Rosa Portogallo.
Highly skilled craftsmen have utilised the finest materials handpicked from Italy, France and across Europe. From the grand atrium that features a striking chandelier made from 40,000 Swarovski crystals, to an ornate ballroom accented with damask silk tapestries, and the Blüthner Supreme Edition Louis XIV grand piano in the spectacular Blüthner Hall, every detail has been custom-designed to deliver authenticity and uncompromising European style.
With room sizes starting at 65 square metres, one of the largest lead-in room categories on Palm Jumeirah, all guest rooms deliver stunning regal décor, a lounge area to relax, a polished marble bathroom and expansive balcony with views across the palatial gardens, Arabian Gulf or Palm Lagoon. Visitors residing here can indulge in 24-hour butler service.
The unique Presidential, Royal and Mezzanine Suites showcase stately splendour at its finest with floor-to-ceiling windows, freestanding bathtubs, separate lounge areas and high ceilings. The collection of ten stand-alone four-bedroom Royal and Imperial Villas flank the gardens and adjacent shoreline and feature their own rooftop pool, Jacuzzi, spa room and dedicated butler service.
Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai boasts a collection of eight dining offerings. Blüthner Hall offers a carefully crafted High Tea Collection presenting five distinct experiences inspired by iconic 18th-century classical composers. miX by Alain Ducasse, the first restaurant of the three Michelin-starred chef in the United Arab Emirates and the largest in his restaurant group, will welcome its first guests on the 15 December. Paying tribute to local produce with contemporary and classical French influences, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on the sixth-floor rooftop while taking in the sweeping views of Dubai’s skyline. The gastronomic journey continues with European-inspired all-day dining at Le Jardin, stylish Pan-Asian steakhouse Matagi, Italian restaurant All’onda, Mediterranean restaurant Villamoré, relaxed pool and beach bar Sablanc, and nightclub, lounge and live music venue, Skorpeus, which opens on the 10 December 2018.
The 3,000-square-metre Cinq Mondes Spa provides 23 treatment rooms, two private spa suites and the city’s largest indoor pool.
Guests can partake in a wealth of water sports and recreational activities such as paddleboarding, or take introductory courses in diving. World-class amenities, including an outdoor pool, dedicated children’s pool, kids’ and teens’ club, an 18-hole putting green and private cinema, are at guests’ fingertips, while an expert concierge team is on hand to curate once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
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