The Celestial Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace is one of the most luxurious hotels in Abu Dhabi. This hotel was inaugurated in the year 2005. Presently, it is operated by Kempinski. This beautiful hotel is located on the wonderful shores of the Arabian Gulf. The hotel also has its own natural private bay. Emirates Palace is grand in both its design and myriad of offerings.
The construction of this hotel was completed in a total of USD 3 billion approximately. It is the third most expensive hotel ever built. The design of the hotel has been done by Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo. Their designing is very intricate and all the important things have been kept in mind while designing this paradigm for hotels. The rich traditional Arabian style is very much visible in the detailing. There is a huge dome in the center and other 114 small domes spread throughout the building. The color of the building aims to reflect different shades of sand that are found in the Arabian Desert.
The Emirates Palace Hotel is surrounded by lush gardens. There are a total of 92 beautiful and luxurious suites and 302 luxuriant rooms. Each of these overlooks either the modern Arabian skyline or beautiful turquoise water of the Arabian Gulf. There is personal butler service for each of the rooms in the Emirates Palace Hotel. Guests can enjoy the highest level of comfort and ultra-sensitive service at this place. All the residences spread over two different wings. Most of the suites are furnished in marble and gold.
The primary building of the hotel has a huge patterned dome. It is mainly picked out in gold. It is lined with an expansive marble floor that displays sheer opulence. The penthouse floor has a total of six Ruler’s Suites. These suites are mainly reserved for Augusts and dignitaries like royalty. There are around 40 different meeting rooms, 1.3 km long beach, two spa facilities and two helicopter landing pads. There is also an iconic ballroom which has a capacity of housing around 2500 people at once. There are also a number of international restaurants and shopping centers for the convenience of the visitors.
There are approximately 14 food outlets where a leeway of cuisines can be found and enjoyed by the public. Different cultural cuisines find their focal meeting point at this destination. The blend of exotic flavors is enough to attract hundreds of people on a daily basis. Guests can always find a suitable outlet as per their preferences. There are different lounges as well. One can get the best al fresco dining experience along the poolside on the West and East wings (the Cascades and Las Brisas).
The most famous offerings are those of Italian cuisine at Mezzaluna, international buffet at the awe-inspiring Le Vendome, Chinese cuisine at the Hakkasan, mild seafood at the Sayad, traditional Emirati cuisine at Mezlai, Lebanese delicacies at Mawal, grilled delicacies at the very best BBQ Al Qasr etc. You can also head out the famous tea bars and cafes for late afternoon tea or drinks. Etoiles, Havana Club, Le Café and Caviar Bar are the best tea bars and cafes that you can find in this area.
Hotel Emirates Palace also offers a wide range of recreational facilities to its visitors. There is a separate kids club for the entertainment of kids. Adults can take part in leisure activities. There are also separate tennis courts, swimming pools etc. for the convenience of the public. The relaxing spa facilities of the hotel are also very well known throughout Abu Dhabi. You can find relaxing facials, treatments and massages. The main purpose of these indulgences is to foster serenity and a sense of balance among the people. Overall well-being is highly sought after.
The marina, which is one of the most prestigious in the region, offers a total of 167 berthing spaces. There is also a well-equipped gym for the fitness freaks. Wi-Fi facility is available throughout the hotel. Other highlight features of the Emirates Palace are VIP departure experience, Royal Palace tours, gold manicure, gold pedicure, mini feet ritual, VIP arrival experience, Arabian Nights etc. One can also get a private tour to understand the inner secrets of the palace. Other main attractions near the Emirates Palace Hotel are:
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
- Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
- Ferrari World
- Yas Water world
If your budget permits, this highly rated hotel is a must visit. A lavishly imagined dream will come true. It offers the highest level of comfort and luxury to its visitors. In the end, the VIP like treatment meted out is worth the money you spend.