Sofitel The Palm Dubai Opens
Monday September 9th, 2013 - 9:48AM BP
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DUBAI—Sofitel The Palm Dubai, a Polynesian-themed resort, has opened here.
Located on the Palm Jumeirah, the hotel offers 361 guestrooms and suites, as well as 182 apartments. According to the company, the hotel features a design scheme of distinct French luxury with elements of Polynesian culture. French botanist Patrick Blanc created vertical gardens for the property.
Amenities include a private beach, meeting space for up to 700 guests and a spa with 28 spa rooms.
Dining options include Manava, an all-day dining concept featuring Paul Gauguin and Charles Rennie Mackintosh copies; Moana, a seafood restaurant with a Polynesian façade including a sushi counter and a ceviche bar; Studio du Chef, which offers modern French cuisine with a focus on cheese and wine; and Porterhouse restaurant & bar, a steakhouse. Hong Loong, an art gallery, also serves Chinese cuisine and tea rituals.
Tags: Sofitel • Dubai • Accor • Hospitality • Brands • Openings •
When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.