Situated near the tip of the eastern frond of The Palm Jumeirah, this striking ivory resort offers casual elegance in a very family-friendly, beachside setting, while maintaining the classic style and service of the legacy brand. The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is part of a grand brand history and heritage that originates more than a century ago in New York, but this property distances itself from the chic urban bustle and embraces a fabulously relaxed luxury vibe.
The statement façade, which can be appreciated as you float up the circle driveway before being ushered into a sweeping lobby, is an imposing first impression for guests. From the entrance, guests can look out over the sea and enjoy the iconic silhouette of Burj Al Arab across the Arabian Gulf. Just alongside reception, Peacock Alley, a staple of every Waldorf Astoria property worldwide, is a runway of high back chairs where guests can unwind with afternoon tea to the melodies of a crooning pianist.
Every Waldorf Astoria hotel has a clock tower in its reception area, a meeting spot for guests; here, the structure adds old-world charm to a glossy grey marble atrium with glass lifts floating up and down between the hotel’s six floors. Looking up from the lobby, the iron railings along each level create the ambience of grand decks on a great cruise liner.
With 319 generously proportioned rooms and suites featuring a subtle palette of ivory, sand and soft turquoise, the property is in perfect synergy with its surroundings. Each room features contemporary European fixtures and bespoke lighting, down to the handsome Legrand glowing light fittings in white laminate and steel complementing the calming ivory and aqua palette. Comfort is ensured with tactile furnishings and a Balette mattress topper that you sweetly and satisfyingly sink into. Most rooms have balconies with serene sea views, some overlook the resort grounds, reminding guests of its ample greenery and topaz pools.
All bathrooms feature cool marble bath and showers, twin sinks, an in-mirror television and Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries, further reflecting the resort’s understated elegance.
Dining options include the Michelin-starred restaurant Social By Heinz Beck and a Southeast Asian culinary journey at LAO.
Children are received as important guests with miniature bathrobes and slippers, colouring books and crayons and even a special kids’ menus at Peacock Alley. There are family and toddlers’ pools and two free hours’ access to the impressive Coco’s Kids Club. Celebrate the property’s 5th anniversary, where the whole family will enjoy a great weekend escape.
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