The Hotel Waldorf Astoria in Dubai is a tasteful, decorous complex combining luxe interiors, luscious dining, extravagant pampering facilities and extraordinary views of Palm Jumeirah.
Whether you're visiting Dubai for work or a holiday, this five-star hotel is a revelation that will delight and inspire in equal measure, and while you are based in one of the most fascinating and most intricate man-made archipelagos in the world, you may find it extremely difficult to leave the premises, surrounded as you will be with exclusive comforts, dynamic activities, sumptuous beauty treatments, sensory indulgences and sheer dizzying spectacle out of every window.
This hotel is your gateway to unparalleled views of the Arabian Gulf and the shoreline of Dubai, and it will captivate you with its unforgettable aesthetic, privilege and service.
This hotel has a prime position on the coastline of the beautiful Palm Jumeirah, the smallest of the three Palm Islands on the Jumeirah coast and one of the most alluring holiday locations in Dubai. This mad-made island, built in the shape of a palm tree, is an iconic landmark that extends five kilometres into the warm waters of the Persian Gulf.
It is an astonishing feat of engineering and you'll find it almost impossible to explore it fully, even at close range, as it offers seemingly endless possibilities for the global traveller. Still, as you venture out of the hotel into this triumphant arena of ultra-modern architecture, clear blue waters and dazzling night scenes, you'll find you are ideally situated for a host of memorable sightseeing trips and thrilling adventures in the nearby Wild Wadi and Aquaventure water parks and indoor snow resort Ski Dubai. You are also well placed to explore Dubai's biggest malls, including the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Marina Mall and Ibn Battuta Mall, with their famous boutiques. For jewellery, textiles and other Arabian treasures, there are also souks such as the Madinat Jumeirah.
Among the many indulgent sensory experiences waiting to be savoured at the Hotel Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, perhaps the most delightful are the many luxurious treatments available in the hotel's superlative in-house spa. This spa has been awarded Best Luxury Destination Spa at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2015, and it's no surprise why, since it provides nearly 50 sumptuous treatments over 3,200 square metres. The spa's warm colours are complemented by its spherical shape, so designed to demonstrate the constant journey towards wellbeing.
As well as providing hydrotherapy facilities and thermal relaxation rooms, the spa utilises traditional techniques and rituals geared towards promoting the ultimate in sensual meditative retreat, with treatments inspired by places such as Japan, Norway and India. Bespoke massages include lifestyle and perfume consultations, while the Hammam Traditions treatment blends an orange quench steam and coffee body scrub to release toxins. The Shimmering Dubai Night ritual combines a golden body scrub with fragrant oils to leave the skin shimmering, while the Imperial Arabic Hammam Ritual unites Moroccan mint tea cleansing with Rhassoul clay, a fig and tangerine lotion, and a Neroli soak. All treatments offer a chance to luxuriate and repose as you gaze out over Dubai's exceptional skyline, nurturing sensation in the union of mind and body.
From its gleaming dining areas to its outdoor pools, every corner of Hotel Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is imbibed with simple classic elegance, minimalistic opulence and a distinctively regal tone. Each of the 319 rooms and suites is impressively spacious and stylishly designed with bespoke lighting and modern furnishings in the softest shades of turquoise, ivory and caramel, exuding understated sophistication. This pleasing internal canvas of subtle tones harmonises with the natural colours of the desert and waters of the Arabian Gulf, the latter of which can be viewed at dizzying range from your bedroom window.
This resort's palpably regal signature is reflected in its naming of each room and suite, using the stamp of queen, king and president to denote the highest standing. In a typical Queen Deluxe room, one can take in those breathtaking sea views from a private balcony; there's also a large seating area, a work desk and a beautiful marble bathroom and separate walk-in shower. The King Premier affords balcony access to the same azure waters, a gigantic bed, complimentary breakfast, comfortable seating, a huge bath and walk-in shower; all while enjoying the very latest hi-tech facilities such as a 42-inch HDTV, coffee machine and WiFi.
Meanwhile, the Penthouse Suite, which occupies the entire top floor, fills an expanse of 1,567 square feet and offers a genuinely panoramic view of sea blue and cityscape. All this, and at night a thousand lights gleam in the dark, illuminating the skyline in all its staggering detail.
The staff at the Hotel Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah provides excellent attention and hospitality, with a personal assistant delegated to each guest. Staff members are friendly and considerate, and are known for quickly picking up on names rather than just room numbers. A complimentary shuttle service is on hand to take guests to nearby sites of interest, and a private car can also be requested, as can a water taxi to local attractions such as Dubai Marina, Mina Seyahi and Jumeirah Beach Park.
The hotel also provides a Kids Club, and a variety of activities from paddle-boarding to deep-sea fishing can be arranged by your personal concierge.
TOP 4 REASONS TO STAY AT THE WALDORF ASTORIA DUBAI PALM JUMEIRAH
Luxurious sensory experiences
You are free to choose from dozens of internationally inspired spa treatments, which underpin traditional philosophies with a range of the world's most exquisite products. Extensive facilities, including saunas, herbal steam rooms, ice fountain and thermal and water flotation lounges, will relax the weariest of thrill-seekers.
The hotel also has its own 200-metre beach with soft, white sand, enabling mellow meditations and varied entertainments by the waters of the Arabian Gulf.
Dynamic leisure and activity
The Hotel Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah has two temperature-controlled outdoor swimming pools surrounded by gardens.
You'll also find tennis courts and a health club with the latest fitness equipment catering for guests at all levels and offering exclusive membership deals. If you're more inclined towards beach sports, the hotel's private beach is the dream setting to try something new, whether it's snorkelling, water-skiing or pedal-boating.
Exhilarating dining encounters
Guests at the Waldorf Astoria can dine at the famous Social, run by Michelin Chef Heinz Beck, and enjoy a unique classic NY-inspired brunch alongside a host of cosmopolitan dishes and a candy floss trolley for younger visitors.
For more subtle arabesque flavours, the Mezzerie restaurant capitalises on the spices of the region to produce international dishes with intriguing flavours. You can also visit Lao, which serves unconventional Southeast Asian cuisine, or try the refreshments served poolside at Palm Avenue and the elegant Peacock Alley. Not forgetting the Serafina Bar, with live entertainment and cocktails served in Renaissance-style splendour.
High-end business luxury
If you happen to be travelling to Palm Jumeirah for business as well as pleasure, the Hotel Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah has a 24-hour business centre with meeting rooms and conference facilities.
All rooms come with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment to ensure you can experience an incredible working environment during your stay in this dazzling city.