Conrad Hotels & Resorts Debuts in United Arab Emirates
Thursday September 19th, 2013 - 10:11AM BP
| | | | | | | | | | |
These are shortcuts to your favorite social networking and bookmark sites. Add this story to your Facebook page, del.icio.us, DiggIt, and many others!
DUBAI, UAE and MCLEAN, VA—Hilton Worldwide brings its Conrad brand to UAE twith the official opening of Conrad Dubai. The 555-room luxury hotel marks the entry of Conrad Hotels & Resorts into the region, after the company’s luxury brands regional opening of the Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah hotel, opened in early August.
Conrad Dubai is within a short distance of the city’s traditional commercial landmarks, such as Dubai International Financial Centre and Dubai World Trade Centre, and is also 10 minutes to the popular downtown area, as well as to Dubai Mall and Burj Khailfa, two of the city’s biggest tourist attractions.
John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide stated: “Conrad Dubai is a stunning addition to our global luxury portfolio and a perfect fit within Dubai’s glamorous downtown lifestyle. The hotel exemplifies the true personality of the Conrad brand as a smart luxury retreat with a premium range of amenities, sumptuously chic rooms and an intuitive understanding of world class guest service.”
Featuring well-appointed and spacious accommodations—including a mix of deluxe rooms, executive rooms and a choice of two different styles of executive suites—all rooms offer rain showers, upscale toiletries and the latest in-room technology with entertainment docking stations.
Conrad Dubai also offers the mobile Conrad Concierge app, which gives global luxury travelers the ability to customize details of their hotel stay before, during and after each visit via a smartphone or tablet. Whether it’s pre-selecting bath amenities or checking-in while in-transit from the airport, guests can arrange access a variety of features at any of the 22 Conrad hotels worldwide by using the app.
Other amenities include a 5,500-sq.-m. pool on the hotel’s sixth floor, set against a backdrop of tropical palms. The outdoor deck area features two pools, hidden walkways and private cocoon beds. With a focus on wellbeing, the hotel’s fitness and spa facilities include state-of-the-art fitness equipment and an outdoor yoga pavilion. In addition, the Conrad Spa offers eight treatment rooms, a thermal lounge spa, a Hammam suite, hydro pools and two couple’s suites.
Furthermore, Conrad Dubai offers more than 4,400 sq. m. of space, including two large ballrooms, three boardrooms, a business center and 11 individual meeting rooms.
The property will also offer a choice of dining and entertainment venues, including a Latin Supper Club, Izel; Cave, which features hidden pods and booths; Ballaro, where a Michelin-starred Sicilian chef has created the menu; Marco Pierre White Grill, which features a piano bar environment; and Purobeach Urban Oasis, which will serve a wide range of signature cocktails amid the extensive sixth floor pool gardens.
Tags: Conrad • Hilton • Dubai • Hospitality • Brands • Openings •
For the past few years, the talk of The Lodging Conference in Phoenix had been focused on the economic recovery, solid industry projections and “cautious optimism.” With the word cautious no longer necessary, the economic outlook took a backseat this year to the seemingly unending parade of new lifestyle brands.