W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International Inc today announced the opening of W Dubai , The Palm, located on the Palm Jumeirah.
W Dubai – The Palm is the newest W escape, the W brand’s playful spin on the traditional resort experience and is set to add a new beat to the already dynamic and pulsating city. With its style, evocative design and destination restaurants led by world-class chefs including Massimo Bottura and Akira Back, W Dubai, The Palm is one property to look out for.
“We are excited to bring the W brand to Palm Jumeirah with the highly anticipated opening of W Dubai, The Palm,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.
“As our first W Escape in the region, W Dubai, The Palm combines the city’s unique allure with the brand’s bold design and dynamic lifestyle. With amplified entertainment and innovative culinary offerings, this W scape will inject a fresh vibe into the local hospitality scene and offer the most sought-after luxury getaway for locals as well as global jet-setters.’
“Like W has redefined modern luxury, Dubai is a city that is firmly in charge of writing its own narrative, embracing the future through design, technology, and global culture,” said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide.
“The energy and marvel of this city make it the perfect destination for a W escape, our unique take on a resort holiday.”
The design of W Dubai, The Palm celebrates the evolution of one of the most dynamic cities in the world, juxtaposing the organic, natural curves of sand dunes and coastline with geometric lines of the city’s skyscrapers. It begins with the hotel’s W sign patterned to resemble an evaporated desert river bed and the wheels (valet) area reminiscent of a falage, a cavernous riverbed covered by palm fronds.
Leading guests into the hotel is a display of Orsoni glass tiles in colours inspired by overgrown foliage which reflect the sun in the horizon. A five-story atrium envelopes the welcome desk.
All 350 guest rooms and suites offer uninterrupted views with curved walls that are tiled to glisten like the lights and colours of the sea at various times of the day, bringing the shoreline into each room. Modern graffiti adorns the walls of every room, featuring lyrics in Arabic from an iconic song by Lebanese singer, Fairouz.
W Dubai – The Palm is set to infuse even more decadence into Dubai’s booming, multicultural culinary landscape with six beverage and food destinations. Translated to “I will be right back,” Torno Sobito is the first restaurant outside of Italy by chef Massimo Bottura. The new destination restaurant borrows the phrase from the signs that hang in closed store fronts along the Italian Riviera of Massimo’s childhood.
Pro snowboarder turned culinary chef Akira Back brings his modern taste of Japanese cuisine prepared with a Korean essence to the Middle East for the first time at Akira Back. The entrance is marked by a vortex, meant to instantly transport guests to Back’s world. Inside, the design is inspired by Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and acceptance of the natural progression of growth, life and death.
SoBe, short for South Beach, is an adults-only playground inspired by the eclectic and vibrant spirit of Miami, while LIV offers guests greener, lighter, fresher, and brighter options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and was designed using only upcycled materials, meaning no new materials were created to build the venue.
W Dubai, The Palm features over 2,000 sqm of event space. The sprawling 1,215 sqm Great Room boasts an oval shape, sensually designed with rotating walls.