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Sofitel The Palm Dubai Opens

Monday September 9th, 2013 - 9:48AM

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.