Located in the Al Jaddaf Waterfront community and overlooking the serene Dubai Creek, INK Hotel is the latest 4-star boutique hotel in the area. The 5-storey hotel is a fun, trendy and offbeat property with a distinctive vibe focusing on sustainability and a commitment to honing hospitality excellence in the region.
INK Hotel boasts a sleek and contemporary design that complements its intimate scale and varied amenities. With 63 rooms, the boutique hotel features classy interiors and splashes of vibrant colours to create a comfortable ambience where guests can be at liberty to be themselves. The hotel houses two main room types: 23 square metre rooms (that can be interconnected) and 30 square metre rooms, equipped with large floor-to-ceiling windows, free WIFI, and other favourable facilities. Featuring a rooftop swimming pool with stunning views across Dubai Creek, a pop-up gym and designated areas for pets, INK Hotel poses an ideal getaway for the young at heart.
With sustainability playing an essential role in its operations, INK Hotel has taken several steps to ensure an eco-friendly environment without sacrificing any aspect of its style, high-quality service and welcoming atmosphere. In addition to solar panels installed on the roof and staff uniforms made from recycled plastic, the entire hotel is laden with L’Occitane amenities featuring top-range organic soaps and bottles made of recycled plastic.
The all-day dining restaurant Bistro by INK stocks the world-renowned selection of climate-conscious, ethical, organic Teabags from Pukka while providing exquisite indoor and alfresco dining spaces. It has even collaborated with the local cafe roastery – Grandmother – to provide speciality coffee along with other delectable treats.
INK Hotel is also home to the leading Swiss Hospitality school in Dubai – HTMi, Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland Dubai and offers its students an environment for experiential learning. Students reside in the campus boutique hotel and are constantly encouraged to interact with the hotel’s guests and put theory into practice. The hotel plays a crucial role in nurturing hospitality leadership and essential skills in Food and Beverage Service, Culinary Arts, Front Office and Housekeeping. Similarly, it provides the institute’s graduated students with a 6-month internship program wherein they work full-time for the hotel in their respective departments and gain valuable experience to kick-start their careers.
“At INK hotel, we are constantly in search of new challenges and aim to motivate everyone to pursue their dreams while staying young at heart. As a UAE homegrown brand, we understand the importance of collaborations with other local businesses and local talent, hence our tie-ups with the local cafe roastery – Grandmother and providing a campus base to HTMi Switzerland Dubai. This empowers the students, our team and the guests to gain from new experiences and play an integral part in supporting the future of hospitality in the region. Likewise, our eco-friendly practices promote new ways of experiencing sustainable hospitality in hopes of inspiring guests to care for the environment in the same way it cares for us,” says Judit Toth, General Manager of INK Hotel and Business Director of HTMi Switzerland Dubai.
The hotel’s vicinity accommodates a multitude of fun activities for guests to explore. The contemporary art havens of Jameel Arts Centre and Al Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park lie nearby and are a must-see for art appreciators. Families can enjoy a laidback brunch at the Bistro by INK from 9 AM till noon every Saturday with activities for children. More active guests can also take advantage of the 6-kilometre waterfront promenade with the weekly INK Running Club hosted by Nike running ambassador Manal Rostom.
Al Jaddaf Waterfront also hosts picturesque Creekside promenades, sunset views and opportunities to enjoy fabulous yacht rides on the Creek. The area is highly accessible to some of Dubai’s most famous attractions such as Dubai Festival City, Dubai Mall and The Burj Khalifa within an 8-kilometre radius. Similarly, INK Hotel’s neighbourhood is highly recommended for business travellers since the Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Trade Center are only 6 kilometres away, with public transport available at a manageable distance.